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Kadoya, a specialized manufacturer of leather jackets

Boots are one of the leather products that cannot be made at our main factory.

Shoe making is a completely different world from leather jacket shops, both technically and in terms of equipment.

I have a lot of respect for people who can create things that I can't create.

Especially if it's your favorite boots.

A leather jacket hanging on a hanger is cool, but boots just lying around are also nice.

When I was young, I would put a Martin 10-hole or a Red Wing Engineer on a chair and take pointless photos of their changes over time with a Ricoh camera.

Most of the boots I currently own are simple and sturdy and don't seem to break down, so I hadn't thought about buying new boots, but I found these attractive boots that are different from anything I've seen before. I came across boots.

"elefantas" short boots released from Kadoya's new brand "ALTER KEIS"

Kadoya, a specialized manufacturer of leather jackets

The upper is made from a single piece of seamless leather.

This is amazing, because if you think about it normally, it would be wrinkled, but it is made to maximize the ability of leather to stretch and hold.

Kadoya, a specialized manufacturer of leather jackets

The upper line when viewed from the side is gentle and clearly different from the engineer type.

I don't know if this is the limit of a single piece of leather, or if it's just a design feature, but like the inside of a leather jacket's elbows, horizontal wrinkles become engraved with use. I can imagine that.

Kadoya, a specialized manufacturer of leather jackets

The heel is a reprint of the vintage sole "Cat's Paw."
(*The current model uses different heels)

The white parts reminiscent of a cat's paw pads are not just a visual accent, but are also made from different rubber materials to improve grip. I'm sure I read something like that somewhere.

Still, the idea of ​​having a cat decorated on the heel, which will eventually wear out, is a rich and luxurious idea.

You might want to look at it for a while, but since you're wearing boots, don't hesitate.

Kadoya, a specialized manufacturer of leather jackets

The back zipper is YKK Excella. Excella comes in double and single versions, and this one is double with an antique silver finish. The main body is extremely simple, and the metal feel of the zipper stands out.

When you walk, the zipper pull swings and makes a pleasant sound.

The faint sound of metal beneath your feet reminds you of a gunfighter in a Western movie, and you'll feel like that as you walk.

Maybe it's just me...

The shortcomings of engineer boots with thick shafts are the slightly loose fit, and the hassle of tying the laces of lace-up boots.The zippered shaft solves these problems, making them extremely comfortable to wear and walk in.