The Hill-Side sneakers are responsibly manufactured by well-paid, highly skilled craftspeople in a beautiful, 140-year old factory in western Japan. They're sewn and assembled completely by hand, and are produced using a traditional vulcanization process that employs natural rubber that the factory processes in-house.
We visit the factory twice a year for on-site design and development meetings, and to inspect the production of our products.
- Ethically manufactured in Japan, at one of the world’s oldest sneaker factories - Inspired by early American military athletic sneakers - Sewn and assembled by hand - Vulcanized construction - High traction rubber outsole with raised heel - Comes with two pairs of laces: bright white and red - Canvas-backed rubber foxing tape - Heel pull tab - Twill tape binding at tongue - Painted brass eyelets
MADE IN JAPAN
NOTE: These shoes run about a half-size larger than standard shoe sizes.
FABRIC INFO: - MizuTech Weatherproof Cotton: densely woven long-staple cotton yarns swell when they come in contact with water, shrinking the fabric pores small enough to stop water penetration while still retaining good breathability - 100% cotton, woven in Japan