Comparing these to the Takashis is just so outrageously lazy. I can't believe your standards of communication. Takashis = black+gold, leather toebox/sidewall, metallic swoosh These = black+grey+navy, all suede, fullgrain swoosh So what do they have in common? the color black and a suede toecap. like every shoe. ...the things you say in these write-ups don't even make sense sometimes. this is one of those instances.