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Tetsuya Shirakashi

Based in Kanagawa

Tetsuya Shirakashi was a designer before becoming a bespoke bootmaker. When he first made bespoke shoes for himself, he was fascinated by how bespoke shoes are made and the culture around that craft. He learned the basics at a shoemaking school and studied with a few shoemakers in Tokyo.

He uses only the most traditional way of hand welting with selected hand tools.


Kanagawa, Japan

Construction methods

Hand welted

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Price range


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