Graduated from Nihon University College of Art, Masaru Okuyama learned the craftsmanship of bespoke shoes-making from famous Japanese shoes craftsman, Chihiro Yamaguchi. Masaru Okuyama believes a pair of shoes is the attire that expresses your seriousness about life.

In 2008, Masaru Okuyama started his own bespoke shoes workshop. His attitude of focusing and attention to details bring him not only the appreciation from his clients, but also the gold medal from Custom-Made Shoes Category of German International Shoemakers’ Competition, Inter-Schuh-Service, in 2010.