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Founded 2011 in Japan
Based in Tokyo

Sinando is a brand launched by Ogasawara Shoes Ltd. The third president of the company, Takayuki Minegish, has put a lot of work into the development of original brands, of which Shinando is one. Shinando means “to meet” in Greek and was chosen in hope of meeting more new customers.


Tokyo, Japan



Construction methods

Hand welted, Blake Rapid

Product ranges

RTW, MTO, Bespoke

Price range


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