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nonnative LEATHER SHOES

JAPANESE

nonnative designer Takayuki Fujii is renowned for his strong focus on footwear. With each seasonal collection, the line-up presented continues to grow and evolve. This season features a broad offering of suede shoes, Fujii’s favorite material because “the more dirt it gathers, the more charm it holds.”

COACH MOC SHOES COW SUEDE

Adding robustness and several premium touches, nonnative reinvents the classic moc toe chukka. The shoe features a low profile toe, round leather cord laces, soft padded footbed, reinforced heel and thick crepe sole offering cushioned comfort in every step. The front portion of the sole features a sturdy cutaway leather insert, protecting the edge of the soft crepe where it is most susceptible to abrasion. A soft cow leather piping is applied to the top line for added comfort and ease of wear while a subtle curved shape aids a smooth walking stride. Made in Italy from premium Italian cow suede which will develop character with each wear.

COACH SHOES COW SUEDE

This hybrid shoe takes its aesthetic cues from vintage military trainers while being manufactured using traditional leather footwear stich-down construction. Sitting atop a thick, soft crepe sole, the upper is entirely made of premium Italian cow suede and features round leather cord laces. The smooth, supple leather lining and highly cushioned insole will mold to the foot over time, ensuring a leisurely and comfortable wear that only gets better with use. The addition of a thick and durable leather insert under the toe protects the edge of the soft crepe from wear and tear.

CLERK LOAFER COW SUEDE / COW LEATHER

Made from a soft Italian cow suede the CLERK LOAFER features a low profile toe and thin outsole, providing a sleek silhouette. The shoe is constructed using the Bologna method, which allows for a more flexible sole. The upper is folded and stitched together like a sock, with a thin leather insole added. Once the entire upper part is finished the outsole is then attached. Also offered in smooth black cow leather.

CLERK PLAIN TOE SHOES COW SUEDE / COW LEATHER

These beautifully hand-crafted in Italy 5-hole plain toe shoes are an excellent example of simple sophistication. The soft cow suede upper is attached to the sole using the Blake-Rapid technique whereby the upper is sewn directly through the outsole unit, providing a weltless finish with a “rapid” perimeter stitch. This allows for thick yet flexible sole and makes it easy to resole, providing added longevity. A smooth black Italian leather option is also offered in this style.

ROAMER ZIP BOOTS COW SUEDE by OFFICINE CREATIVE

Manufactured by long-term nonnative collaboration partner OFFICINE CREATIVE, the Italian maker’s expertise in leather footwear construction is evident throughout these boots. Set on a thick VIBRAM® sole which provides a stark rugged contrast to the refined Italian cow suede upper and narrow shaft. The unique positioning of an elegant, polished EXCELLA® zip on the boot vamp provides an unconventional and eye-catching accent, while doing nothing to heed the ease of putting on and taking off.

ROAMER CHUKKA BOOTS COW SUEDE by OFFICINE CREATIVE

These 3-hole chukka boots are hand-crafted in Italy by OFFICINE CREATIVE , long-term nonnative collaborators on the brand’s seasonal boot offerings. The soft Italian suede upper is set on a chunky layered VIBRAM® outsole, providing long lasting, lightweight, optimum cushioning. The upper and outsole are fixed together using a robust stitch-down construction, while the use of a slightly inward curving last molds a comfortable step for all-day wear. Comes with dual lacing options of thin leather straps and waxed coated cotton laces.

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TEXT : RUI KONNO