Time Out says
Sonomitsu, a maker of ready-to-wear and bespoke leather shoes founded by designer Hajime Sonodo in 1998, takes an unhurried approach appropriate for the tranquil Yanaka neighbourhood, where the brand’s atelier and only shop are both located. Sonodo, who personally signs the insole of each completed pair of his men’s and women’s shoes, learnt his craft by building his own business and learning from the craftsmen he hired. He brings the know-how gained from this to a uniquely elegant collection of shoes that draws upon classic silhouettes, yet doesn’t shy away from experimentation.
Everything is done by hand, from design to last-making, sewing and finishing, and fittings are a pleasant experience thanks to the warmly inviting air of this gallery-like store. Ready-to-wear styles start at around ¥37,000.
2-18-6 Yanaka, Taito
|Opening hours:||Mon, Tue & Fri 1pm-7pm, Sat & Sun 12noon-7pm, closed Wed & Thu|