These are tennis shoes, not a casual wear product. 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.