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Founded 2005 in Japan
Based in Tokyo

The idea to start his own shoe company came from the experience Tesuji Ueda had working at shoe stores and talking with customers who had difficulty finding shoes that fit perfectly. With this gap in the market he set out to study shoemaking in Mannina in Italy. He returned to Japan in 2002 and three years later opened his own shop, Tetsujiyan.

Tetsuji uses 3D measuring technology to measure feet and use the data for the last making.


Tokyo, Japan



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