Hender Scheme’s newest release is an experiment in colour psychology and the power of the mind’s eye. “The new line is aimed at reminding one of memories and information that colour gives us by combining a typical colour scheme ,which is well known by the public, with the standard style of classic leather shoes,” says Hender Scheme founder Ryo Kashiwazaki. Ryo has taken colours that instantly provoke a famous brand, a jewellery house for example, or American courier company, and applied them to a classic shoe silhouette. Two such ordinary parts, Ryo argues, might create something special: what he calls an ‘exception’. “It’s a free ride on one’s experience and imagination,” he says. Available in very limited numbers.
A psychology major-turned-cobbler, Ryo Kashiwazaki is an artisan leather craftsman with a cult-like following around the globe. With his team of 13 artisans across Tokyo and Kobe, Ryo balances human hands with machines to recreate some of the most iconic sneakers of our time.
Cow Leather Uppers
Made in Japan