The hallmark of Shoes Like Pottery is the vulcanizing, or ka-ryu, process 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. Above all, Shoes Like Pottery feature high-quality, beautifully textured fabric, hand-sewn by the skilled craftsmen of Kurume.Founded in Japan in 1873, MoonStar originated as a producer of the tabi (Japanese traditional footwear which is like a five-fingered sock with a rubber sole). Our unprecedented technology and experience have been cultivated over more than 135 years, and we continue to be innovators in the field of footwear today.
Thanks TRF. Might have to head back to South Willard someday for the indigoes.
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