Inspired by the spirit of a canoeist that dares to take on challenges with well-thought planning while aiming for the balance and the comfort of consumers and preserving the essential spirit of Japanese Geta, RegettaCanoe uses innovative and creative techniques to integrate the old and the new. Founded in Osaka and well-known throughout Japan, RegettaCanoe is now bringing the simple idea of making better and more comfortable shoes to the world.
Shoe designer and business owner.
Young and talented shoe designer Yasuo Takamoto had always dreamed of using modern shoe-making techniques to re-interpret the beauty of traditional Geta which is one of the symbols of Japanese culture. In 2005, he took over his family’s well-established footwear business which founded by his father, Shigeo Takamoto, since 1968. Based on the original products and technology, Yasuo Takamoto continues to evolve and design a new series of ergonomic footwear inspired by traditional Geta, In 2007, his first inspiration of Regettacanoe was introduced to the market.