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Berlin Office & Showroom (by appointment only):

Brunnenstr. 180
10119 Berlin

Tokyo Office / Showroom (by appointment only):

202 Takahashi Bldg
11-5 Sakuraokachou Shibuyaku Tokyo
ZIP Code 150-0031

KOYO BEAR® is a registered trademark of KB Trademark UG (haftungsbeschränkt), Brunnenstr. 180, 10119 Berlin.


Founded in 1952, Koyo Bear is one of Japan’s most famous footwear brands. Best known for their iconic Table Tennis shoes - developed in the 1960s with Japanese ping-pong legend Ichiro Ogimura - Koyo Bear is synonymous with the sport of Table Tennis.

Ichiro Ogimura, was a mythical figure in table tennis. 🏓🏓🏓 Substituting the sword for the paddle, his aggressive playing style and sharp mental focus drew inspiration from Samurai, martial arts and zen philosophy. Winning twelve world championships victories, he defined how the modern game is played. Through his collaboration with Koyo Bear, Ogimura was a pioneer in table tennis footwear, clothing and equipment. Ogimura was also a key figure in the “Ping-pong Diplomacy” of the early 1970s, brokering a sports-led détente between the United States and People's Republic of China.

THE SHARPMAN Introduced in the early 1960s, The Sharpman is the world’s first sports shoe made exclusively for professional table tennis players. Designed by ping pong legend Ichiro Ogimura, its lightness and exceptional grip made it an essential offensive tool, enhancing his lightning-fast footwork and reflexes. Its elegant silhouette makes it an enduring sportswear icon, on- and off-court.

The rebirth of “The Shoe of Champions”, The Sharpman from Koyo Bear is returning for a 1000-pair limited edition run.


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The Koyo Bear Website and Webshop is operated by Intrinsic Brands UG (haftungsbeschränkt), Christinenstr. 16, 10119 Berlin, Germany. Designated members: Dr. Maximilian van Laack, Philip Eggersglüß. The members are authorized to represent the company. The Members are not personally liable for the liabilities of the company.

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