FLOWER MOUNTAIN footwear, inspired by the mountains of Japan
FLOWER MOUNTAIN is a brand that draws inspiration and creative ideas from the cycles of nature. Their footwear models have always refined thanks to the skillful combination of colors, fabrics, and, of course, the high quality of their products. FLOWER MOUNTAIN footwear draws attention with unique details: Japanese culture-inspired graphics, rich colors, and nature-inspired embroidery.
The success story of FLOWER MOUNTAIN began with a meeting of two talented people: Keisuke Ota from Tokyo and Yang Chao from Beijing. Their passion for mountain trekking, music, and footwear inspired them to create shoes together. On a trip to a rock festival at Mount Fuji, the highest mountain in Japan, the two friends realized that they had to create functional and attractive footwear. In 2015, together with Federica Wang, they co-founded the Dandelion Mountaineering Association and later Breath Design co. Ltd in Tokyo. Thus they began to produce their first shoe collection, which was very well received by fashion fans and customers. Soon after, the Breath Design co team joined forces with partners from Italy, taking FLOWER MOUNTAIN to a new level and introducing the brand to international markets. The new team can be proud of its state-of-the-art technology and manufacturing experience based on Italian traditions.
SHOES ARE SMALL WORKS OF ARCHITECTURE is the brand’s primary concept. FLOWER MOUNTAIN wants to discover beauty and respect for the natural world, striving to achieve a perfect combination of design and our surroundings.
Mount Fuji, oriental folklore, 19th-century English painters, and European shoemaking craftsmanship techniques inspired the DESIGN.
DESIGNERS. Yang Chao is one of China’s most famous designers and a co-founder of FLOWER MOUNTAIN. While living in Beijing in 1998, he created shoes and became a head designer for well-known Chinese companies and international brands. In 2015, Yang Chao founded Breath Design co in Tokyo with Keisuke Ota for their FLOWER MOUNTAIN project.
Born and raised in Tokyo, Keisuke Ota (pseudonym K) loves rock music and Japanese culture. He began his career in 2001 as a self-taught shoe designer, creating many collections for both Japanese and international brands. K is well known for his original style and attention to detail. He started working with Yang Chao in 2014.
FLOWER MOUNTAIN shoes are made using genuine leather and feature an ultra-comfortable cork insole. Agion insoles are coated with a natural mineral compound that prevents the formation of dirt and protects your feet from bacteria. All FLOWER MOUNTAIN shoes are lightweight and have a firm grip suitable for hiking or outdoor walking. All the fabrics used to manufacture this footwear are Japanese, and the leather meets the highest quality standards. Even though it is inspired by nature and designed with mountain hiking in mind, this footwear is stylish and in line with current fashion trends. Take a look and choose the FLOWER MOUNTAIN shoes that will be comfortable and add unexpected accents to your outfit.
This season, faux fur is abundant in clothing, accessories, and footwear. FLOWER MOUNTAIN also offers sneakers decorated with it. Although the upper of these shoes is made of leather and faux fur, the rubber sole has a design that is exclusive to the brand and resembles a Japanese origami work. The inside is made of technical textiles and has a natural Agion cork insole for reliable foot protection.
Monochrome outfits of brownish and warm shades look stylish during the cold season, and it is undoubtedly straightforward to create such a look. These FLOWER MOUNTAIN sneakers are the perfect finishing touch to a caramel color outfit. A mix of leather and faux fur upper and a technical textile lining. The Agion insole will provide maximum comfort for your feet.
Brightly-colored sneakers lift the mood and add a playful touch. In winter, pair them with straight-cut jeans and a black wool roll-neck jumper. All FLOWER MOUNTAIN models reflect Japanese aesthetics and the designers’ close relationship with nature. They have a leather and faux fur upper, a rubber sole, and a patented Agion insole.
When searching for some ideas for outfits, look at the gems of Japanese street style: bursts of colors, bold prints, layering, and no minimalism. The designers, who themselves often find inspiration in the streets of Tokyo, have masterfully combined bright accents with pastel colors in this FLOWER MOUNTAIN model. These sneakers also can be worn with summer clothes and in cooler weather. The shoes have a leather and nylon upper, a lining made of textile, and an Agion insole.
White sneakers are a timeless classic, versatile and elegant. So why not wear them all year round? Pair them with clothes made of textured fabrics, opt for bright warm socks or wear them with dark jeans and a chunky knit jumper. These white FLOWER MOUNTAIN shoes have a leather and technical textile upper, a textile lining, and an Agion insole.
White sneakers decorated with colored details are an excellent way to add color and freshness to a monotonous winter look. Modern white sneakers will go with washed-out jeans and an oversized blouson. These FLOWER MOUNTAIN shoes are made of leather and technical textile, with a leather lining and an Agion insole.
A shoe inspired by the FLOWER MOUNTAIN creators’ love for the mountains and dedication to active leisure. The dynamic design and modern combinations of colors make this model unique and give the girl wearing it extra style points. These shoes have a leather and nylon upper, a leather lining, an Agion insole, and a two-colored rubber sole.
The FLOWER MOUNTAIN creators’ passion for combining materials of different textures, exclusive design, and attention to detail also reflects in the men’s footwear collections.
Inspired by the love for nature and crafted with centuries of Italian shoemakers’ expertise, FLOWER MOUNTAIN sneakers combine naturalness with technology and comfort. These earthy-colored shoes are made from natural highest-quality leather and nylon, with a leather lining and natural Agion cork insole, making them lightweight, healthy, and extremely comfortable.
Wear sneakers if you want to make your look a little more casual. Instead, choose trousers and sneakers in contrasting colors for a more exciting look. These FLOWER MOUNTAIN shoes are brightened up with green accents. The upper is made of leather and nylon; the inside has a leather lining and an Agion cork insole.
Lacing up your sneakers is not always necessary, especially when FLOWER MOUNTAIN offers a slip-on model with an adjustable pull loop. In addition, they have a leather and nylon upper, a leather lining, and a natural Agion cork insole. Like origami work, this sole is stylish and ensures a comfortable posture.