Summer Street Style in Tokyo’s Most Fashionable Neighborhoods

In Tokyo’s Harajuku and Shibuya districts, futurist fashion and manga mania make for a vivid style display. But underneath — quite literally — are nods to the past, seen in elevated, geisha-inspired platform shoes.

Towering platforms have been a continuing favorite in this fashion-forward city. And when FN’s photographer Onnie Koski hit the streets earlier this month, he discovered that platforms come in every form, from elevated sport sandals to sky-high ankle boots.

And sometimes, all worlds collide and you get flatform sandal-boots:

Tokyo Street Style Summer 2016 A shoe close-up on the streets of Tokyo, June ’16. Onnie Koski.

Chunky sneakers were also a popular look among young people in the city, whether it was studded high-tops or sporty all-over white trainers.

Those shoes paired well with ’90s-era grunge and goth ensembles, like baggy overalls and mini dresses.

Tokyo Street Style Summer 2016 On the streets of Tokyo, June ’16. Onnie Koski.

In general, casual sneakers were widespread in Tokyo — as they are all across the globe — particularly the timeless classic looks. In the crowds we spotted Adidas shell-toes, Chuck Taylor All Stars and a pair of fresh retro Jordans.

Tokyo Street Style Summer 2016 On the streets of Tokyo, June ’16. Onnie Koski.

Click through the slideshow to see what everyone was wearing in Tokyo:

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