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Japonista Sole

Remember those great jikatabi shoes that were covered in PingMag a couple of years ago? The team behind them have now launched a new site, Japonista Sole, with a variety of new designs, the first collection launching in December.

Some of our designs have started pre-orders already, so we hope you can catch your size before it runs out. Our initial release will be a limited version of the first series with only 300 pairs for all sizes available, so they will definitely be rare after they sell out.

Our release pattern will be in sync with the changing seasons and motifs of Japan. Our inspiration is to be the “Sole of your soul” and “Soul of your sole” and under the cool concepts of Japonista, we dare to share an alternative and refreshing taste of our approach to designing the jikatabi to the rather flamboyant and extrovert senses of foreigners and fans of Japanese culture worldwide with a little spice of shibui-ness , or whatever it means. Err. with wabi sabi and zen touch but essentially kawaii and cool!

By Jean Snow

Senior Manager, Esports at Ubisoft. Before that, half a life spent in Tokyo.