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PRAS

Pras Shellcap Low Indigo Hand Dyed Sneakers

€190,08

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The Shellcap Low Sneakers from PRAS (Paradise Rubber Athletic Shoes) have everything you could want from a made-in-Japan low-top sneaker. They have the bulbous shellcap toe box, and non-slip soles based on 1950s athletic sneakers and feature the kiln-fired vulcanization that can only come from Kurume, Japan. The red stitch and the vintage-inspired heel panel give the sneaker a final pop of colour.

The 100% indigo hand-dyed Hanpu cotton canvas upper is carefully weaved in Kojima, using an old Toyoda GL9 shuttle loom.

The combined functions of the strong sole and upper bond, the hard to peel off sole, and the hard to lose form, are all created by the vulcanization method.

The vulcanization method is where the rubber sole and shoe body are joined together, and heat and pressure is applied in a sulfur-added kiln. At over 100 degrees Celcius for approximately one hour, pressure and heat are applied to the sneakers in the kiln. The ‘vulcanization method’ is carried out basically by hand, taking more labour and time and effort than you can imagine, so has bad production efficiency. Therefore, the number of companies using this method has decreased dramatically. Currently, it is said that including PRAS, only three companies in Japan are presently producing by the vulcanization method. They are manufactured in the same way as those provided for navy sailors in times of war. The vulcanized sole was giving them extra propulsion on the slippery platforms of the ships. It is a product of very high quality and extremely comfortable.

The factory in Kurume, which has over 75 years of history, will continue to protect the ‘vulcanization method’ and continue to share its excellent quality with the world.

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  • Vulcanized
  • Indigo Hand-Dyed
  • Inspired by the timeless silhouette of 1950's sneakers
  • Focused on comfort and craftsmanship
  • 100% Indigo hand-dyed Hanpu cotton canvas upper weaved in Kojima, using an old Toyoda GL9 shuttle loom
  • Non-slip gum rubber sole
  • Hard to peel off sole, and the hard to lose form
  • Shellcap toe
  • Red stitch heel panel
  • Vintage-inspired heel plate
  • Each pair comes with a box and with a full manufacturing process explanation
  • Made in Kurume, Japan

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