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Japanese brand Shoes Like Pottery crafts simple canvas kicks.

September 5th, 2013

Here in the land of the free and the home of the handmade, we make a big deal out of all things artisan–and things don’t come craftier than small-batch sneakers. Meet Shoes Like Pottery, a line of simple unisex canvas lace-ups produced by 140-year-old Japanese company MoonStar. “The big difference is it’s not a molded outsole,” points out Matt Butlett of trading company Marubeni Corporation, who brought the brand to the U.S. in November.