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Japan With Kids - Forums: Shopping in Japan: Shoes

By Fred Fishman on Friday, July 12, 2002 - 12:11 pm:

Does anyone know of a store in Tokyo that carries a good selection of running shoes for American sized feet(29.5)? Thanks in advance for your help.

By Alex on Monday, July 29, 2002 - 4:52 pm:

In any big sport store (like in O'Daiba Palette Town) you can see big collection of sport shoes. Most of them was produced in China so sometime big sizes are available. I found very good Reebok 30 cm. Also you can visit Adidas store in Ginza. But be ready price will be more then 9.000.

By Cornelia on Saturday, November 2, 2002 - 8:26 am:

I've seen a lot of kids wearing sneakers with wheels set in the heels, unfortunately so has my daughter. I asked two people where to get them, and one said in Shibuya (?) for about Y16,000 and another said in Harajuku (?) for about Y3800. Can anyone tell me more specifically, maybe the name of a store or at least what it might be close to. And also if they really might go for so high as Y16,000?

By Scott Hancock on Saturday, November 2, 2002 - 10:27 am:

Been there. Doing that.
I ordered ours from the U.S.; more selection, better prices, although depends on the shipping you do. You can check out the maker at:
And compare prices,etc.

You can find them at Sports Authority in Odaiba (Minato-ku, Tokyo), although that's a trek for you. Y16,000 sounds very possible.


By Heather on Monday, November 4, 2002 - 9:00 pm:


I did see them at Kiddie Land in Omotosando last weekend, but did not see the price. They were up on the floor near the action heros and games.

Good luck, Heather

By Cornelia on Wednesday, December 11, 2002 - 4:05 pm:

I found them (the sneakers with the wheels in the heels), or rather a friend who reads Japanese found them for me on-line at in pink for about Y7000.

The smallest size was 19cm. A tad too big, but what the heck.

By xbob on Wednesday, June 2, 2004 - 12:16 am:

I found a place in Tokyo with foriegn sized shoes for a good price (I bought size 30cm -11.5- nike running shoes for about 5000 yen -50$-)

Go to Okachimachi one stop north on the Yamanote line from Akihabara. Leave through the South exit (If you leave through the North exit and see Ameko shopping street head directly opposite of it). You know youre at the south exit when you exit the station and see a Chinese resturant next to room with coin lockers. If youre looking at the chinese resturant turn left and walk straight up that street. Youll pass two big golf stores, a short bit after the second golf store youll see a fuji camera store, just a couple steps further and its right there. Its open until about 8pm and if you have your ATM card theres a lawsons on the corner right across the street.

I spent about 3 weeks looking for a store with my size shoes, I hope this helps others in my situation ;)

By Nicole Myra Ohara on Monday, August 2, 2004 - 4:46 pm:

New Victoria's Secret closed toe sling/size 8. I received this package today - it is too big on my feet. I thought I can always return for to exchange but the custom's tax is not refundable even if I will return the merchandise. Below is the link. DESCRIPTION at

nicole stuart-hi heel/color:camel
It is still in its box and packaging box including victoria's secret catalogues.
I bought it for$58
custom tax Y 4,600
**All receipts are still intack**
Please contact me if interested,you don't have to pay for the shipping

By Chris on Thursday, July 28, 2005 - 4:23 pm:

Payless Shoesource in Chiba? I remember reading in some of my arrival material there was one in Chiba and now I can't find the paper. Has anyone been to it and if so can you leave the phone number and address for me? Is it similar to the shoes in the U.S.? Mostly for kids 4 and under.

By Cathy Edwards on Thursday, July 28, 2005 - 5:47 pm:

Payless Shoes is at Lalaport shopping centre. They do carry a good selection of shoes for most childrens sizes and at better prices than departments stores etc.
You can see the shopping centre from the Higashi Kanto Expressway, on your left as you head out of Tokyo, past Disneyland but not as far as Costco.
Here is the Japanese website for the shopping centre
Regarding the Lalaport itself, if anybody is looking for some retail therapy this is one of the largest shopping centres I have seen - something like over 350 shops.
Definately a full day out!

By Cornelia on Tuesday, January 31, 2006 - 10:27 pm:

Dear Doris, regarding your question about Clarkes and Startrite shoes for kids 3-5 years old (in the pediatric doctors discussion). I stopped in the ASBEE shop in Ikebukuro to see if they have children's sizes and they don't. Not there nor at any of their other shops.
ASBEE has a branch in Shibuya at: 23-9 Udagawacho (it is near HMV records and Starbucks).
OK, so I asked for the manager, who was not in, and then for the phone number of the head office, which is in Nagoya. The idea was to maybe find out where the Clarkes supplier is in Japan (since ASBEE carries Clarkes for adults) and find out directly from them if they supply any shops in Tokyo with Clarkes in children's sizes.

However, I'm not in a position to call Nagoya. Maybe you have a Japanese fluent friend who might make that call? The phone number of the head office is 052-732-7789.

I also tried to find a web site for Clarkes using google, but... I couldn't find a Clarkes corporate web site!

I'm sorry if it is a dead end. I only walked by that store and saw the poster in the window. I didn't realize that they only carried adult shoes.
Sincerely, Cornelia

By Natasha on Sunday, December 11, 2011 - 12:11 pm:

Shoes made to order, prices around 37,000 yen.
I saw this ad on the tram and here's the website: (map)
It's located near Ikebukuro station. If you are one of those people who can't get their size no matter what, this might just be an option. At least once?

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