Japanese label TOGA was launched in 1997 by designer Yasuko Furuta. With vintage and retro-inspired clothing at the heart of the brand, Furuta’s motto is “to reincarnate, rather than remake”. The Tokyo born designer studied in Paris, and TOGA has been showing at Paris Fashion Week since 2006 to critical acclaim. The TOGA boot has become synonymous with the brands younger, arguably more hip (and affordable) line – Pulla. Constructed in black leather and with a winkle-picker pointed toe, these boots are a welcome hybrid of Japanese-ninja-androgyny with Midwest-cowboy-attitude. The chunky metal ankle buckles give the boot some serious edge, and I love the embossed detailing around the heel.
The Pulla boot by TOGA is available at www.farfetch.com and costs £290.