Generally speaking, when you look through most Japanese women's fashion magazine, they feature PRADA, Ferragamo, MIUMIU, Mark Jacobs, and other such big brand-name shoes. Here is the shoe shop listing for Isetan (the biggest department store in Shinjuku) . But they are not so reasonably priced. In point of fact, popular brands for mass distribution will often have more economical lines like Himiko, Diana, Mode et Jacomo as examples of more domestic brands for working women, With Fin, Reagal, Jelly Beans as counterparts for young girls. As a foreign brands, Charles David, Nine West have a strong market presence. ECCO has a popular line of comfort shoes for middle aged women.
Anyway I must confess I have a shoe fixation. My favorite brand is Patrick Cox. I have two pairs of Pythonn leather ( Just in case one breaks), one pair of Anaconda leather. I like the crawler leather and patterns; Shoes that have the pattern of snakeskin, crocodile, and lizard are my favorites. So everybody calls my shoes case the ZOO. ha! I think Patrick Cox is much more popular in Japan than in North America? On the Yahoo Japan auction site, there are 158 items. On Ebay in the U.S.I found only 77 items today. But at least I read that Madonna, and Michael Jackson (among other celebrities) like this brand very much.