Shoes Like Pottery – Low Top Vulcanized Sneakers

From Shoes Like Pottery: “The hallmark of Shoes Like Pottery is the vulcanizing, or ka-ryu, process in Japanese, performed by only a select handful of shoe manufacturers around the world. In the ka-ryu process, each shoe is fired in a kiln which causes the sulfur mixed inside the raw rubber to chemically react, returning the rubber to its natural elasticity and creating a soft, flexible, and durable sole.”

Each pair is hand-sewn and hand-assembled; canvas upper cemented to rubber outsole using strong, flexible rubber adhesive; toe and heel areas interlined and reinforced with rubber, making for a long-lasting shoe; rubber seal stamped on sidewall of each shoe and individually embossed with SLP’s logo, an abstraction of the “Uchide-no-Kozuchi” or “small magic hammer,” a miniature hammer which, in Japanese myth, is said to grant the user’s wishes.

Available at Hickorees.

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