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Norwegian shoe store’s new line of €1,300 shoes is of the absolute highest level

When Skomaker Dagestad teams up with the artistans at Japanese manufacturer Santari for a new line of shoes, they’re all hand welted and have hand-sewn waist. About 50 hours are spent on each pair.

Words: Johan Magnusson

Santari is run by Atsushi Tate in a small two-man workshop in the Asakusa district of Tokyo. They make smaller productions for other brands, offer bespoke, and in addition, do the hand stitching for example split toe derbys for several Japanese brands, Shoegazing reports.

The last the shoes for Skomaker Dagestad, one of the leading shoe shops in the Nordics, are made on have been developed together. As Shoegazing reports, it differs from much else on the market in that it’s offering a bit wider toe, not least for the fit and providing good space for the toes all the way forward.

The leathers are also on the highest level, made of European hides from Weinheimer, Annonay and Charles F. Stead.

The collab line consists of two models as a start; a full brogue oxford in mid brown and a black lazyman. More models is about to come.