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Based on the US military training shoes of the 1950s. These are made at one of the few remaining vulcanized footwear factories in Kurume.
Everything about these is over-the-top compared to your average pair of vulcanized sneakers from the double-needle stitching used everywhere for strength to the heavy-duty eyelets. The dense rubber used for outsoles and foxing will wear in, rather than wear out, over time, producing a slipper-like fit and exceptional comfort.
Well known in Japan for their high-quality cotton fabrics, Fujikinbai was the logical choice for us to source the canvas for the uppers on the white and navy colorways; along with the linings for all three colorways. This high density canvas is tightly woven at their mills in Takashima from Japanese-grown cotton. It will only get better with wear, pairing well with the nature of vulcanized footwear.
These run large, size down a half-size from your size in Chucks or Vans.
- Heavy-duty eyelets
- 100% cotton Japanese canvas
- Taped seams for comfort
- Doubled stitched stress points for strength
- Double insoles
- Handmade in Japan
Below are the actual measurements for the shoes in CM from outsole heel to toe, please measure against a pair of your own Converse / Vans before buying to ensure correct size
US SIZES 6 - 12
SIZE 6 - 26cm
SIZE 7 – 27cm
SIZE 8 – 28cm
SIZE 9 – 29cm
SIZE 10 – 30cm
SIZE 11 – 31cm
SIZE 12 – 32cm