The One about the Ralph Lauren Halford Matte Cordura Canvas Sneakers

I’m often asked by friends if Ralph Lauren Polo canvasshoes are worth getting over Converse-related canvas shoes or canvas shoes by other brands and if it’s worth getting because they are made in China. Well, unless you purchase a canvas shoe made with Italian leather and pay the premium if they are made in Europe, the truth is that many canvas shoes are made in China.  My Converse All Stars […]

The One about ASBee in Shibuya, Tokyo

In America, we are used to seeing shoe stores such as Foot Locker, Famous Footwear, Finish Line, etc. In Japan, possibly one of the most popular shoe stores to find throughout Japan, especially in Tokyo, in the mega trendy special ward of Shibuya, and that is the ASBee Shibuya Center District Store (Udagawacho 23-8, Shibuya-ku ,Tokyo ,Japan). The store features many shoes limited to ASBee, and while they sell their […]

The One about Onitsuka Tiger shoes

Back in 1949, Kihachiro Onitsuka created Onitsuka Co., Ltd. Onitsuka manufactured basketball shoes in Kobe, Hyoga prefecture and would created various Olympics style shoes from the 50’s through ’70s. But it’s his Mexico 66 design (first introduced during the pre-olympic trials for the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico) with the crossed stripes that would be associated with the Onitsuka brand and in 1977, when Onitsuka Tiger merged with GTO and […]

Travel Guide – Japan: The One about Having Very Good Socks and Shoes and Preparing for Stairs in Tokyo

There was a time when I would to go to Japan and select dress shoes and socks, until I realize that stairs in Japan have quickly become my arch-rival. From carrying your multiple luggage, your travel bag/backpack and when going to the subway or train, you will constantly have to go through stairs.  And I mean a lot of them. No, don’t even think that there is an elevator or […]

The One about the Shimano SH-XC30 SPD Mountain Bike Shoes

The Shimano SH-XC30 SPD Mountain Bike shoes have been my main shoe to use for commutes or for riding. While I do have Shimano road shoes, I tend to do a lot of riding through the city and not in areas where there are straight riding without stopping. I’m constantly having to release and if it’s in an area where traffic is bad, having to walk, which I can’t do […]

The One about the LACOSTE SPORT Comba Sneakers

I have posted about my bias towards LACOSTE apparel. For the longest time, I have been a fan of the French clothing company which was originally founded back in 1933. Best known as the company that was created by tennis player Jean Rene Lacoste a.k.a. “the Crocodile” because of his tenacity on the tennis court, Lacoste won seven Grand Slam single titles and was the #1 tennis player in the […]

The One about the LACOSTE SPORT Deston Sneaker

After my negative experience with the LACOSTE SPORT Protected sneaker, with my love for the LACOSTE brand, I decided to give the shoes another try.  Something that looks stylish, one that would look great with jeans and chinos and this time, a shoe you can tie!  And the result, the LACOSTE SPORT Deston sneaker. I have posted about my bias towards LACOSTE apparel.  For the longest time, I have been […]

The One about the LACOSTE SPORT Protected Sneaker

I have a bias towards LACOSTE clothing gear. For the longest time, I have been a fan of the French clothing company which was originally founded back in 1933. Best known as the company that was created by tennis player Jean Rene Lacoste a.k.a. “the Crocodile” because of his tenacity on the tennis court, Lacoste won seven Grand Slam single titles and was the #1 tennis player in the world […]