Winner 2021 / Men's Fashion / MEN'S FASHION


  • Company
    Misawa Shoe Design Inc.
  • Lead Designer
    Noriyuki Misawa
  • Prize
    Winner in MEN'S FASHION
  • Expertise
  • Firm Size

Since Misawa’s experience making shoes for a tap dancer, the sense of playing music with shoes occurred in his mind. Sometimes shoe-lovers liken shoes to the violin. Misawa precisely adapted each component of a violin. This form is ravishingly beautiful and radiates an antique atmosphere, and, like music, has melody, harmony, rhythm and dynamics. To introduce those elements he fabricated playfully with dyeing, gilding and carving, varied techniques acquired by making leather crafts. “Shoe as Instrument”- by wearing “Music” every step evokes music, completing this piece.

Other prizes
2010 Germany, International Efficiency Contest of Shoemakers "Gold medal" and "Honor prize"2015 The 33rd Japan leather crafts exhibition "Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Minister Award"And many others

Photo Credit: Misawa Shoe Design Inc.