VELVETEEN UPPER



— RENEWED UPPER
The first model of this new line keeps the chukka design of SOLS, but the upper has been updated after thoroughly reviewing the entire specifications, and VELVETEEN is adopted for the renewed upper.
It is historically used for straps of geta and tabi. Even though it is made with 100% COTTON, this nap-raising fabric is reminiscent of fine suede.



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MR. SNEEKERS is a canvas sneaker brand released for the U.S. market by MOONSTAR COMPANY in the 1960s. In the U.S, the canvas shoes were used only for sports at that time. The simple designs and superior quality of the MR. SNEEKERS had them recognized as modern leisure shoes and initiated the canvas sneakers to be used in everyday life, and also triggered the canvas sneaker craze according to MOONSTAR COMPANY's archives.

Various materials were used for the upper such as cotton, corduroy, velveteen, flannel and etc.
The demands of the canvas sneakers that rapidly grew in the 1960s, increased twice as much compared to the 1950s, and it is obvious that this was the time when the canvas sneakers became popular drastically.


MR. SNEEKERS

LACE-IN JUST FOR THE HULL OF IT.



SOLS/METEOR (LATE 2015)
MANUFACTURED BY MOONSTAR COMPANY