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- HIROFU started with men’s shoes in 1977 in Japan.
- HIROFU is famous for its leather, but it is made in Italy.
- However, there are two drawbacks that I noticed when I tried on HIROFU…
- But I still want to buy HIROFU items!
HIROFU started with men’s shoes in 1977 in Japan.
With the concept of “simple, minimal, and contemporary,” HIROFU makes bags, shoes, and other leather goods.
Nowadays, 90% of their customers are women, and you can often find them on the women’s floor of department stores.
HIROFU is famous for its leather, but it is made in Italy.
I have owned three pairs of HIROFU shoes so far, including these loafers.
HIROFU is famous for its leather quality, and indeed, the leather used in all of their shoes is very smooth and delicate to the touch!
The leather used in all of them is very smooth and delicate to the touch! It’s like, “Oh, I guess that’s what fine quality is all about!
The leather is so smooth and delicate to the touch that you can’t help but sigh and love it.
The loafers were also praised by the sales staff of Watanabe Sangyo, the company that handles cheaney.jp.
The chic and elegant appearance of the loafers will elevate your styling, and although they are not flashy, they have the power to make you look good.
However, there are two drawbacks that I noticed when I tried on HIROFU…
The first is that the heel of the loafer cracks.
The first is that the heel of the loafer cracks because it is made of thin leather and the heel is not covered with a market leather (a reinforcement part to hide the heel seam).
Is it the strength or size of the core material? How you wear them? I checked with several repair shops and HIROFU stores to see if they could do it, but they all said they could not.
Well, even if they could, I wouldn’t recommend it because it might change the comfort of the shoes….
Secondly, the leather is thin and easy to blend in, but on the other hand, wrinkles are noticeable.
The second is that the leather is thin and easy to blend in, but on the other hand, it also wrinkles easily, even if you apply leather creams such as 1909. I was told that this is the taste of the leather, but I personally don’t like it.
Also, the width of the shoe is not right, and the heel is wrinkled and distorted, and the shape of the heel is not right, and the heel is wrinkled like a ballet shoe that has been worn a lot.
I guess they don’t fit my feet…
But I still want to buy HIROFU items!
If I ever buy another pair of HIROFU shoes, I’d like to make use of my experience in choosing the right items.
I want to get a purse, bag, or other item that will become more and more comfortable in my hands.
I can’t wait to get another Famise. Maybe next year.
▶︎ HIROFU official website (Japanese)