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blubber
02-12-2007, 05:07 PM
These are tennis shoes, not a casual wear product.

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d138/tim_smith75/tennisshoe1.jpg



PS

I googled "Japan flag" and found that thie title of my thread might be offensive to some people. Apparently the Japanese flag that the shoe resembles is the imperial flag (I think). Apparently there is still a lot of sensitvity over that period of Japan's history. So I apologize if this is offensive but I'm not sure if it is. By the way, the shoemaker is French.


http://www.flagfocus.info/worldflags-large/flag-JapanNavalEnsign-lg.gif

cghipp
02-12-2007, 05:36 PM
I don't know if I would wear that, but I think it's attractive from a design perspective.

VikingSamurai
02-12-2007, 05:41 PM
They still fly that flag on their battle ships to this day!

blubber
02-12-2007, 05:48 PM
Apparently it was the symbol of just the Imperial Navy and not all of Imperial Japan. Chris is right it's still the flag of the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imperial_Japanese_Navy

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japan_Maritime_Self-Defense_Force


But I think some people get upset by the symbol.

http://www.jref.com/forum/showthread.php?t=16795

Sagittar
02-12-2007, 05:50 PM
one of the worst looking shoes i've seen in some time ....

VikingSamurai
02-12-2007, 07:39 PM
Apparently it was the symbol of just the Imperial Navy and not all of Imperial Japan. Chris is right it's still the flag of the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imperial_Japanese_Navy

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japan_Maritime_Self-Defense_Force


But I think some people get upset by the symbol.

http://www.jref.com/forum/showthread.php?t=16795

Actually the current national flag is the Imperial flag. The flag symolises the Emperor as a godly figure and not a head of state. Thats what my Japanese wife told me anyways..

drakulie
02-12-2007, 07:47 PM
I actually dig those shoes. :)

mmuubb
02-13-2007, 12:45 AM
I've had ar***** shoes once. I don't want them ever again unless i'll be given a new pair every 3 matches because that's about the maximum time they last. Mine were plain white with a big Ar***** sign from the lateral side to the back(sorry i don't if it's correctly said).