First Shoes by Zapateo
Let Your Baby Know Joy of Wearing Shoes
Babies were born and after a while, get to toddle. Then, they wear baby shoes. As you know, the shoes are called as “First Shoes.” That’s special to both the child and the parents. It is said, in Europe, parents keep the first shoes and give it to their child as an evidence of growth at the entrance of independent.
Zapateo is a shoe workshop in Asakusa, Tokyo. The unfamiliar word means steps and footsteps in Spanish. Noda Mariko is a female shoe maker who belongs to the workshop. She made a specialty of design in a university and entered a company which is no connected with shoes. Then, Noda was so absorbed in shoemaking and went to a shoe school while working. Crossing over 2000, she really became a shoe maker. Until today, Noda Mariko has constantly released a lot of kinds of leather shoes and leather goods.
Noda Mariko has longed for making shoes that let its wearers dance for joy involuntarily, and so she named it Zapateo. Then, the shoes are not mediocre. On design, colors, she has given herself all to them with no compromise.
Needless to mention, no matter how good the shoes are, it’s another story whether babies love or not. But every baby has to wear and get familiar with shoes anyway. So you want to give them better one, don’t you?
Adding 500 yen and she makes a name of the baby on the first shoes. That means Noda Mariko tries to help your special gifts. Your wishes and feet of your babies will be kindly wrapped by her longing included within the name “Zapateo.”
Price: 12,600 JPN (tax in)
Name Making: 500 JPN
Size: 12 cm
・Address: 7-3-6-201 Asakusa Taito-ku, Tokyo 111-0032 Japan
・Official Site: Zapateo (Japanese)
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