Eight ironclad models recommended for men who want to wear Japanese brand sneakers.

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Eight ironclad models recommended for men who want to wear Japanese brand sneakers.

Sneakers are ideal for a light and casual look on your feet. While models produced by famous overseas sports brands are mainly popular, many sneakers from Japanese brands are also hidden gems. In this issue, we will focus on the top-rated “Japan brand” models that reflect the high quality and attention to detail that Japan prides itself on!

Why are sneakers made in Japan so highly regarded?

While many foreign sneaker brands are gaining popularity, “Made in Japan” is attracting attention because of its high quality. Japanese-made products are often manufactured with craftsmanship and traditional techniques, and each pair of sneakers is carefully crafted by artisans, resulting in a high quality finish that is unparalleled. In addition, many models are made to fit the Japanese foot, so they are more comfortable to wear and more comfortable than sneakers made overseas. Sneakers made in Japan, which combine the use of carefully selected materials, high technology, and comfort, are highly regarded not only in Japan but also overseas.

Moonstar’s “MADE IN KURUME” sneakers

8 Japanese brand sneakers!

Japanese brand’s top sneakers (1) “Onitsuka Tiger SERRANO

Onitsuka Tiger, founded by Kihachiro Onizuka in 1949, is widely loved not only in Japan but also in Europe and other countries. The Serrano sneaker, picked up here, is a standard model that has fans all over the world. It features a thin-soled, lightweight style inspired by athletic spike shoes, and has a nice retro look. The coloring like the one used in the thumbnail of this article is also popular, but the standard color is this tricolor. This pair is always a strong candidate when seeking Japanese sneakers.

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Japanese brand’s top sneakers (2) “asics GEL-LYTE III

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Japanese Brand Steel Plate Sneakers (3) “MOONSTAR GYM CLASSIC

MOONSTAR is a long-established shoe manufacturer that also handles OEM products such as the Japanese-made Converse All Star and the anniversary model of New Balance. The brand has a long history of more than 140 years of shoe production in Kurume City, Fukuoka Prefecture, a city of rubber industry. Originally started from manufacturing Tabi Shoes (split-toed socks), the brand has been involved in people’s daily lives by producing school shoes, etc. In 2018, they opened a flagship store in Ginza, and their high quality technology and simple designs are highly evaluated. All processes of Moonstar’s sneakers are still made in Kurume City, Fukuoka Prefecture, and each process is carefully worked on by craftsmen to create items with craftsmanship that can be felt. The “vulcanization method” with many work processes that can only be manufactured in a few factories in Japan is adopted, and the upper and sole are set, and the raw rubber before it hardens there is used to make the sneakers produced by this method, which are supple, soft, strong, and create beautiful silhouettes. They are supple, soft, durable, and create a beautiful silhouette. Moonstar’s classic item, the ” GYM CLASSIC ” is a modern update of the training shoes produced in the 1960s. It is characterized by its sharp-looking inner-blade design and retro look. By faithfully reproducing the construction of the time, the item has a beautiful silhouette that is enhanced by the simplicity of the design.

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Japanese brand’s top sneakers (4) “SPINGLE MOVE SPM-168

SPINGLE MOVE was born in 2002 and celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. It is a sneaker brand born in Fuchu City, Hiroshima Prefecture, a city of craftsmanship, and its comfort based on research into the foot shape of Japanese people and its wide range of designs are not to be overlooked. Since all products are handmade by craftsmen, no two items are exactly alike in a good sense, and it is a nice point that the more you wear them, the more you appreciate them. The “SPM-168,” featuring ribbon tape on the side, is a standard Spingmove model made of smooth cowhide leather and has a slightly luxurious feel. It features Spingmove’s unique warped sole design and uses a sturdy vulcanized manufacturing method. The thin laces will also give it a clean look.

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