These canvas deck shoes are replicas of ones issued to the United States Navy in the 1940s, made with canvas uppers and non-slip rubber soles. It's a simple, classic, strong and durable shoe that features the kiln-fired vulcanization.
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 are 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. These sneakers 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.
As a strong natural fabric, the 100% cotton canvas upper is tightly woven and guarantees durability and longevity.
Trophy Clothing is a small Japanese label founded by Masaki Egawa, an enthusiast of vintage clothing and motorbikes. With durability as the prime objective and under the slogan of “Satisfaction Guaranteed”, the garments produced by Trophy Clothing are made from resilient materials and each one of their elements, from the fabrics to the last of the buttons, are made in Japan according to Japanese artisan textile tradition.
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