Back in 2008, when one of the oldest fashion brands in the country of cherry blossoms launched a line of high-end handmade shoes, the fashionistas quickly became “crazy fans” of bold shoes. The “tiger” is called NIPPON MADE. NIPPON MADE is the vivid embodiment of a timeless piece of art, handcrafted to the perfection of Japanese artisans, in addition to the comfort and dynamism inherent in the Onitsuka Tiger name.
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The origin of NIPPON MADE’s global journey is the beautiful port city of Sakaiminato in Tottori Prefecture southwest of Honshu, Japan. The next important destination is Osaka, where every stage of handmade production is carried out to create the finished products of a lifetime. If you wonder, who are the people involved in this special creation process, it is master craftsmen with no less than 30 years of experience directly involved, overseeing every step of the process.
From the preparation of the materials that build the upper of the shoe to the stitching of the pieces together, it is all done by the most skilled, knowledgeable craftsmen who know a variety of materials. to be able to handle in the most flexible and precise way. NIPPON MADE series which uses premium materials such as suede and smooth leather,
The next step to creating a “unique” shoe is polishing the material, the purpose is to increase the adhesion of the surface by removing any rough texture. As a final step, the sole is firmly pressed against the upper to complete the form. Not only that, the talent of the artisans is also shown through the process of mixing, dyeing and washing shoes.
Everything is finished by hand and with great attention to detail, so each pair of NIPPON MADE shoes has a very unique look, and the attraction comes from this “unmatched” point. If you are a true sneakerhead, you already know and will easily notice in the NIPPON MADE shoes a very subtle detail: all worn with purpose.
“Our role was to add flair to the shoe made by the factory in Tottori. A pair of shoes with a slightly dated look will be more stylish and special than brand new shoes without any personal identity,” said artist Masaru Sagawa, who specializes in clothing manufacturing. and footwear in Japan since 1972, and president of Sagawa Crafts, revealed.
The NIPPON MADE series is made of thicker and more durable leather, so it’s also a bit heavier than other popular Onitsuka Tiger series. It might take you a while to get used to the weight, but it’s definitely not a problem! The NIPPON MADE shoes still offer familiar comfort and use Onitsuka Tiger’s most renowned sole technology to ensure your experience remains the best.
NIPPON MADE shoes are made to satisfy the most identity-rich souls through the application of many colors and a variety of variations and fancy textures that are often difficult to find in the popular shoe line. More unique, the leather surface is washed and treated before being shipped, so the NIPPON MADE shoes always carry a proud vintage vibe.
With NIPPON MADE, many people wonder what message Onitsuka Tiger wants to convey? And, once we look closely, we have the answer. It is a message of lasting artistic value that comes from the beauty of love for the profession and meticulousness to the highest degree, refining every detail and weaving the identity in every needle and thread. At NIPPON MADE, the spirit of “Iki” is also featured in Japanese culture and life. It is an ideal for evaluating Japanese aesthetics, expressing simplicity, sophistication and originality, neither ostentatious nor flashy.
In the midst of the “storm” called fast fashion, we are inherently familiar with the outdated and outdated feeling when holding, wearing or wearing a contemporary fashion item. In the opposite direction, Onitsuka Tiger and NIPPON MADE series bring an irresistible experience of being able to own a timeless “super product” that reaches the most perfect, most eye-catching level made from good hands. skillful craftsmanship and encapsulates the most primitive feelings about a proud culture
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