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Shoes Like Pottery

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—01. Natural japanese canvas, produced in a kiln.

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While you may not always be able to improve upon a classic, you can adapt, develop, and refine it. Thanks to a post on the frequently informative Ready For The House this week, Shoes Like Pottery are now very much on my radar. The company make impeccable canvas and rubber footwear in Japan not too dissimilar from the classic styles produced by BF Goodrich and Converse in years passed. However where these shoes differ is in the manufacturing: each pair is made at the MoonStar factory in Kurume, Japan, where the rubber is attached to the canvas shoe by baking it in a kiln.

Shoes Like Pottery
Ready For The House
Available at South Willard

Reader Comments (9)

Plus the fact that there is a sort of selfconciously 'spare 'pretentiousness about them.And that blue thing attached to the side---AWFUL.
March 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDave the Jackall
these are cool. once again thank you for another wonderful post! im sure its very hard to be continually finding stuff, writing about it and posting it, so thank you, all the non haters appreciate it.
March 4, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterjjjjjjj
So is spareness the new pretentiousness?
March 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCasey
Why did you not publish all my comments Ryan?
March 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDave the Jackall
Dave's right.
March 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterStacey
Dave,
I didn't actually see another comment? Sorry! We only don't approve them if they are rude, vulgar or disrespectful in an over the top way.
March 6, 2012 | Registered CommenterRyan Willms
don't like the fat that these have some sort of heel plus the sole should be thicker imo
March 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSorrybut
God stop moaning people, they look great, how can plain be pretentious. nice find
March 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCiaran
dave- get a life! If you knew what went into making them, you would realize how amazing they are. Saldly yr busy being a jack All.
May 17, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterniknik

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