THE BIRTH OF REGGETACANOE:
The Beauty of Traditional Geta Re-Interpreted
RegettaCanoe is the brainchild of the young and talented shoe designer Yasuo Takamoto inspired by the traditional Japanese Geta, one of the symbols of Japanese culture.
His family had been in the line of footwear business since 1968. It was in 2005 when he took over his family’s well-established business founded by his father, Shigeo Takamoto. From then, he pursued his dreams of using modern shoe-making techniques to reinterpret the beauty of the traditional Geta.
Based on the original products and technology, he started developing new series of designs of ergonomic footwear inspired by the traditional Geta. On November 12, 2007, his first inspiration of RegettaCanoe came to life and was introduced to Japan market.
Fast forward, RegettaCanoe has led to groundbreaking developments in the footwear industry and continues to bring new footwear experience to the world.