Wakouwas in the window at Anatomica (Paris)
I'm heading to London in a week for London Edinburgh London, a 1400k randonnee. I've just assembled all my bike gear (which includes many non archival, ziploc packed servings of powdered nutrition). Sadly, I'm going to have very little space in my luggage for non cycling garb. At the moment I'm boiling my travel garb down into a single outfit I can wear on the plane and than for five days in London. What I'm missing is the perfect pair of comfortable canvas sneakers. Many of my pals prefer Superga, Tretorn or Chuck Taylors. What I want is a pair of made in Japan, Wakouwa deck shoes. I've been wishfully shopping for Wakouwas since I spotted them in the window at Anatomica in Paris. You can buy them through a few US stockists but alas, most don't sell them in smaller sizes for women. At Mohawk General Store, you can even buy them in Yves Klein blue. If you have a secret Wakouwa source, or could suggest a stylistic alternative, let me know.