These easy to wear low top sneakers by Japanese brand Moonstar, Shoes Like Pottery have a loyal following worldwide for their durability and understated style. The bottom of these black shoes are a bright aqua blue.
About the firing process:
"The shoes are fired in a 120 °C (248 °F) kiln for 70 minutes, similar to the way Japanese pottery is fired. The extreme heat and pressure causes the sulfur mixed inside the raw rubber to chemically react, returning the rubber to its original shape. Our unique ka-ryu process enables us to hand-craft small batches of some of the world’s finest vulcanized shoes."
The trainers are then branded with a rubber stamp portraying 'Uchide no kozuchi', a legendary Japanese mallet that when swung is meant to grant its holder's wishes.
Please note: Sizing is in Japanese unisex sizing. If you are in between sizes, we recommend sizing down one size.
The following is comparable US women's sizing:
22: US size 6 (insole 9 1/4")
23: US size 7 (insole 9 3/4")
24: US size 8 (insole 10")
25: US size 9 (insole 10 3/8")
26: US size 10 (insole 10 5/8")
Made in Japan.