Samurai Inspired Shoes : Elegant Pumps with a Touch of History!

Samurai Inspired Shoes : Elegant Pumps with a Touch of History!

written by kawacura

Assist Wig have come up with a captivating new line of pumps which makes use of historical family crests of well-known Sengoku era (1467 – 1603) samurai and has incorporated them into a beautiful range of unique and stylish pumps! These distinctive shoes are as exceptional as they are elegant yet also with a hint of history to inspire imaginations and the desire to learn.  So let’s take a look at the most popular peices of this most delighted range of shoes.


Chosokabe Motochika Family Crest Light Purple Pumps



This particular pair of elegant light purple pumps features the crest of Chosokabe Motochika. A playable character in several recent video games, Chosokabe was a Sengoku era daimyo who once ruled all of Shikoku and was involved in the Japanese invasion of Korea in 1592. This stylish pair of light purple pumps features his distinctive crest with an elegant geometric, floral design! A perfect way to subtly show off your love of Japanese history, these stylish shoes are sure to make an impact with all who see them.

Sizes:  S, M, L, LL, 3L

Color:  Light Purple (Metallic)

Material:  Synthetic Leather

Price : 6,980 yen (Excluding Tax)


Akechi Mitsuhide Family Crest Ivory Pumps



These lovely ivory-colored shoes feature the elegant and equally beautiful large leaf crest of Akechi Mitsuhide. Mitsuhide is one of the most famous Sengoku samurai as he is the one who eventually betrayed Oda Nobunaga leading to his death at Honno-ji. Unfortunately Akechi’s time in the spotlight was all too brief and he quickly met a sticky end, but he did have a very beautiful family crest! Elegantly matching these stylish ivory pumps, the glittering flower of Mitsuhide’s crest is sure to lend a bit of natural floral beauty to your everyday life.

Sizes: S, M, L, LL, 3L

Color: Ivory

Materials: Enamel, Synthetic Leather

Price : 6,980 yen (Excluding Tax)


Keiji Maeda Family Crest Tiger Stripe Pumps



Show your samurai spirit with a pair of these legendary warrior family crest pumps! These particularly bold, tiger-striped pumps have the family crest of Keiji Maeda on each toe. Keiji Maeda, also known as Keijiro, was a samurai during the Sengoku and Edo periods. He is known as being a fierce warrior, and also as the rider of Matsukaze, a legendary horse whose name means “wind in the pines” in Japanese. The circular design of the Maeda Family crest is based on that of the plum flower, and the tiger stripes match this warriors’ untamed ferociousness. If you’re into Japanese history, these shoes are a fashionable and discreet way to pay tribute to one of the most well known warriors of all time.

Sizes: S, M, L, LL, 3L

Color: Tiger Print or Mustard (as shown below)

Materials: Polyester, Synthetic Leather

Price : 6,980 yen (Excluding Tax)




Kuroda Kanbee Family Crest Black Pumps



This design features the intricate swirling sigil worn by Kuroda Kanbee who was a samurai daimyo during the late Sengoku through to the Edo periods. Kuroda was one of the few samurai to convert to Christianity but was later forced to abandon his faith when Christianity was outlawed and lived the rest of his life as a monk under the name of Josui. This intricate and elegant design is beautiful in its own right but is enriched by its interesting historical pedigree. The pumps’ shiny patent finish also brings out the crest’s lovely coloring. These unusually decorated shoes are sure to attract attention wherever you wear them.

Sizes: S, M, L, LL, 3L

Color: Black or Deep Red (as shown below)

Materials: Enamel, Synthetic Leather

Price : 6,980 yen (Excluding Tax)




Mori Motonari Family Crest Aqua Green Pumps



This lovely aqua green pair features the crest of Mori Motonari who you will surely have heard of as he is the famous father of legend who instructed his three sons to each break a single arrow before asking them to try and break three arrows at once. Of course the sons couldn’t and realised they were stronger together than apart! What a wise father! His crest features an interesting design of one thick horizontal bar and three smaller balls connected below it. This elegantly simple design and the unusual light green color of the shoes are sure to make these pumps one of the most interesting items in your wardrobe!

Sizes: S, M, L, LL, 3L

Color: Black or Deep Red

Materials: Enamel, Synthetic Leather

Price : 6,980 yen (Excluding Tax)


Size Chart

The following size chart is universal for each of the featured products above.

Dimensions S M L LL 3L
Foot Size 22.0~22.5 23.0~23.5 24.0~24.5 25.0 26.0
Instep 20.0 21.0 21.5 22.0 22.5
Foot Width 7.7 8.0 8.1 8.5 8.5
Heel Height 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.7

※  All dimensions are in centimeters .


In Summary

Whilst the range is most very exclusive and indeed unique in design, there are further designs within the series of which we have not featured here today!  So if the style, shape and striking symmetry of fashion and history has caught your eye, we encourage you to seek out this elusive brand and select the perfect design and cultural icon and identity that suits you best!!

Therefore, we leave you (like any good history professor would) with one last iconic Samurai / Daimyo family crest and with the quintessential question of; “Whose is it and why is it significant??” For those that know or have found out, please leave a cryptic clue below in the comments section for those in the need!




That said, we highly recommend taking advantage of these highly sought after footwear, as they generally take a full month to custom make per individual order, so if looking for that perfect present or something special for yourself – best get in quick and order soon!