Junya Watanbe taps German shoemaker Heinrich Dinkelacker to make the ‘perfect shoe’
By Victoriana Toolan | Fashion | 26 July 2016

Top image: Junya Watanabe FW16, look 30

Rewind to Junya Watanbe‘s Joy Division soundtracked FW16 catwalk show and no doubt you’ll remember the brand’s footwear collaboration with German shoemaker Heinrich Dinkelacker, creating the ‘perfect shoe’.

Junya Watanabe Man x Heinrich Dinkelacker

Consisting of black and dark brown leathers, the collaboration teams Watanabe’s acute eye for design with Dinkelacker’s comfort, precision and quality (fact: depending on the model, around 300 manual working steps are necessary to construct a Heinrich Dinkelacker shoe). Founded in 1879, the German shoemaker has manufactured all their handmade shoes in Budapest since 1968, finishing each pair with the brand’s signature nail studded sole – a trait Watanabe was keen to include.

The shoes will be available at the end of this year at Dover Street Market and Comme Des Garcons online. Make an investment, these shoes will last you a lifetime.

Gallery: Junya Watanabe FW16


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