No Better Material than Leather, No Better Machine than Matured techniques.
We, Miyagikogyo Co., Ltd. has been established in 1941 and particular about the domestic production.
Making shoes by leather has originally been an part of traditional Western culture.
Our philosophy “No Better Material than Leather, No Better Machine than Matured techniques.”
is from BARKER, one of the famous and historic shoemaker in England.
With this philosophy, also with hard work, endless inquiries and tastes as Japanese, we strongly believe that we are able to produce better leather shoes than Western shoemakers.
In our morning meetings, we always chant our slogan and there is a sentence “ We are going to be the best shoemaker in the world.”
We do not believe its going to be true, if only we chant the slogan everyday.
We know we have to be more specific and make every steps to get close to the best shoemaker in the world.
So, what do you think is the best shoemaker in the world supposed to be?
Is it the capability of factory? Qualities? Or the brand names?
We, Miyagikogyo believe it is to fill the satisfaction of every customers.
We do not think that the shoes are ornaments.
We do think that the shoes have to be wore and they make us possible to protect our feet, and also enjoy as fashion tools.
At the same time, we have to tell our customers that the leather shoes are able to be repaired and have good durability, if we treat them properly.
We think we will have to be a “ preacher of leather shoe religion”, in other words.
In 1991, at the time of 50th company anniversary, we put up a new purpose「和創良靴」(wa-sou-ryou-ka).
「和」(wa) means both Japan and all workers working together.
Producing good shoes with this「和」is the concept to achieve our goal which is to be the best shoemaker in the world.
Many products made in Japan have followed the goods from abroad and been improved.
Now they got better and loved all around the world.
Someday in the future, we do believe that the leather shoes from Japan will be the best in the world.
Even the time goes by, we promise to make every effort to produce “the real” leather shoes which get to our customer’s heart and to be loved for a long time, with our motto “DEVELOP AND CHALLENGE”.
|Name||Miyagi Kogyo Corporation|
|Industry||Leather Shoe Manufacturing|
|Executive||Executive Director Takahashi Kazuyoshi|
|Headquarters/ Factory||2200 Miyauchi, Nanyo Yamagata, Japan 992-0472
TEL 81-0238-47-3155/ FAX 81-0238-45-3015 : 3365
Established September, 1941
Institutionalized September 21st, 1952
|Capital Stock||70,000,000 yen|
|No. of Employees||80|
|Output||30,000 pairs a year (Equipment Capacity 800 pairs/ daily)|
|Names of Manufactured Goods||Gentlemen’s Leather Shoes, Men’s and Ladies’Walking Shoes, Golf Shoes, Goodyear Welted System, McKay System, Stitch-down System, Cemented System Machine-made shoes, Hand-sown moccasin manufacturing method|
|Main Clients||Regal Corporation, Abahouse International, Marubeni, Toho Lamac, Bridgestone Sports, Tomoe Shoji, Moonstar, Lifegear Corporation,Tsuruya Shoe Store, others (Not in order)|
|1941||Miyagi Kogyo Corporation was founded in Higashiyonban Town, Sendai City, on a capital of 195,000 yen.|
|1952||Miyagi Kogyo Corporation was established. On a capital of 8,000,000 yen, the old Goodyear equipment was replaced gradually with new machinery.|
|1967||Succeeded in merchandising the first gentleman’s shoes made in Japan by the injection molding system, originally sold as IP shoes.|
|1969||Technical cooperation is conducted with A. BARKER & SONS LIMITED of England, and received the right to manufacture and sell BARKER SHOES in Japan.|
|1988||Showroom and shop “Shoes House Tuff” is established.|
|1991||Celebrated the 50th anniversary of our establishment.|
|1992||Multi-size system traditional shoes BASIC35 is developed and sold.|
|1997||SST manufacturing system made comfort walking shoes ST.Relax is developed and sold.|
|2004||Respectfully made to order shoes, original custom-made shoe system is begun, accomplished with an originality of high degree, comprehensive wear and satisfying to own.|