Large-size shoes for foreigners - Where to find them in Tokyo

Poste date: Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Tokyo is one of the leading fashion capitals with many popular and fashionable shoe stores.

Although you will find plenty of good quality shoes in stores, many foreigners have a difficult time finding shoes that can fit them. Westerns tend to have bigger feet than Japanese people. Shoes that are over 25 centimeters for women and over 28 centimeters for men will be very challenging to find in shoe stores.

Shoe size

The size unit for shoes in Japan is centimeters (cm). Not many countries use this unit but it is easy to understand as it only indicates the length of the shoe.

Here we show you a chart of different shoe sizes for different countries and introduce you to shoe stores which sale large-shoes.

Ladies Shoes

Ladies shoe size in each counties

UK 3 4 5 6 7 8
US 6 7 8 9 10 10½
EU 35½ 36 37 37½ 38 38½ 39 40 40½ 41 42
JP 22 22.5 23 23.5 24 24.5 25 25.5 26 26.5 27

 

DIANA

WASHINGTON

  • Here you can find elegant to basic high quality shoes. Beautiful silhouette, fine texture, and comfortableness is their style.
  • http://www.washington-shoe.co.jp (Japanese)
  • Ginza Washington Ginza Main Store: 5-7-7 Ginza Chuo-Ku Tokyo
  • WASHINGTON L (Large size specialty Store): Nishi-Ginza B1F 4-1 Ginza Chuo-Ku Tokyo
  • Guide of WASHINGTON L: https://www.washington-shoe.co.jp/shoplist/ (Japanese)

ORiental TRaffic

  • This store offers 22 cm - 26 cm shoes. Known for their comfortable shoes, there are many stores in Tokyo. Online store is also available.
  • http://www.orientaltraffic.com/ (Japanese)
  • Meiji Jingu-Mae Store: R&T Saito Building 1F 1-14-25 Jingumae Shibuya-Ku Tokyo
  • Shibuya Marui Store: Shibuya Marui 2F 1-22-6 Jinnan Shibuya-Ku Tokyo
  • Lumine Yurakucho Store: Lumine Yurakucho 6F 2-5-1 Yurakucho Chiyoda-Ku Tokyo
  • Tokyo Dome City La Aqua Store: La Aqua 3F 1-1-1 Kasuga Bunkyo-Ku Tokyo
  • More stores:www.orientaltraffic.com/shop/category/area/kantou/tokyo/ (Japanese)

Tulsa Time

ZARA & H&M are foreign brands so they offer larger sizes than most Japanese shoe stores.

ZARA Stores: http://www.zara.com/jp/en/

H&M Stores: http://www2.hm.com/en_cn/customer-service/shopping-at-hm/store-locator.html#

MEN Shoes

Men shoe size in each countries

UK 7 8 9 10 10½ 11 11½ 12
US 8 9 10 10½ 11 11½ 12 13 14
EU 40½ 41 42 42½ 43 44 44½ 45 46 46½ 47
JP 26 26.5 27 27.5 28 28.5 29 29.5 30 31 32

 

ABC Mart

  • This is a well-known chain store for shoes in Japan. They always have the biggest selection with different varieties of shoes. You can also find limited editions here in this store.
  • Online shop for Large size shoes: http://abc-mart.net/shop/ (Japanese)

Kutsu no Hikari

  • A large size shoe specialty store. Offers many styles from sneakers to business shoes.
  • Kawasaki Main Store: Arbira Kawasaki 1F 7-1 Ogawacho Kawasaki-Shi Kanagawa-Ken
  • Okachimachi Store: 3-9-1 Ueno Taito-Ku Tokyo
  • Online shop: http://www.kutsunohikari.co.jp/ (Japanese)

big-b

  • Offers top-class large shoes for men. Most staff are veterans working in the industry for many years.
  • Tokai Building 1F  2-4-2 Nishi-Gotanda Shinagawa-ku Tokyo 
  • http://www.big-b.jp/ (Japanese)

BROSENT

  • Located in Meguro, this shoe store has many foreign clients who have big shoe size. You can order high grade and quality shoes up to 29cm in size.
  • Tokai Building 1F  2-4-2 Nishi-Gotanda Shinagawa-ku Tokyo 
  • http://www.brosentshoes.com/ (Japanese)

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