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