If you’re serious about your footwear and always on the hunt for new brands to adorn your feet, we’ve just found a belter that needs to be well and truly on your radar in the shape of Japanse footwear gurus, Shoes Like Pottery. For those who are more shepherd than sheep, this extraordinary piece of footwear isn’t your average sneaker and is as much a work of art as it is an awesome pair of sneakers that will look great wherever you go this summer.
The Shoes Like Pottery JP Hi-Top Sneakers retail for $165 and are available in a couple of different colourways so you can choose the one that best aligns with your own style sensibilities. These made-in-Japan sneakers crafted like a piece of fine art and the quality on offer is second to none in terms of their aesthetics and sheer attention to detail in their design. Only recently available in the USA, these sneakers are selling out fast so move quick if you want a pair on your feet this summer.
Each pair of these Shoes Like Pottery JP Hi-Top Sneakers is crafted from beautifully textured cotton canvas fabric that feels great to the touch, offers a robust performance and a visual impact second to none. If you’ve ever watched a potter at work, you’ve seen the skill and artistry that goes into each piece. At the 135-year-old MoonStar factory in Kurume, each pair of these shoes is not only crafted by hand, the vulcanisation of the rubber sole (or ka-ryu in Japanese) happens in kilns where extreme temps create durable, flexible soles.
Suddenly the name Shoes Like Pottery makes a whole lot of sense and these JP High Top Sneakers ($165) will blow you away with their exceptional comfort and unrivalled style. With a minimalist design, retro hi-top profile, and unique SLP detailing, you’ll feel the craft that went into the SLP01 JP Hi with every step that you take during your day to day adventures this summer and beyond. You’ll put your best foot forward and turn heads everywhere you go with this effortlessly classy, Japanese sneakers.
The blue rubber sole adds a flash of style with each step that you take and the elastic foxing tape around the sole is stamped with a hand-embossed SLP seal that adds a real touch of class to proceedings. The outsole is cemented to the canvas with rubber adhesive for lasting durability and each pair is hand-crafted by skilled craftsmen in Kurume, Japan. After your cornerstone piece for your sneaker collection? Look no further.