Moonstar - Alweather Sneaker - Brown
The Alweather was in our wheelhouse from the start, but we had to wait for stock to come around and it's finally here. The high vulcanization on this pair makes them perfect for guys who want to wear sneakers in rough conditions, but don't want to walk around with wet feet. They have an iconic style reminiscent of the most hardcore boots of the past. It takes style cues from both American and Japanese footwear, marrying the two perfectly. The Brown was always on our list, and we're so happy to get it in our hands this year.
We’ve admired Moonstar from a distance for some time now. The story of the Moonstar factory in Kyusyu, Japan is now one of legend. The attention to detail and fine crafting are unmatched in the industry. As we made our transition from solely a boot company to sneakers, we knew we must have the best. The process of ka-ryu or vulcanization has been perfected in their factory in Kurume since the companies inception in 1873. The canvas uppers are sewn slowly with precision while the rubber strips and soles are carefully inlaid to prepare for their infamous vulcanization process. The shoes are heated to 120° for 70 minutes making the rubber soft and gummy for your walking pleasure.
- Sturdy Textured Canvas Upper
- High Rubber Foxing
- Rubber Toe Gaurd
- Canvas Piping
- Inner Seam Piping
- Rubber Toe Cap
- Ka-Ryu Vulcanization
- Textured Alweather Grip
- Hand Painted Rubber Adhesive for Longevity
- Sturdy, No-Nonsense, Cotton Laces
Fit Notes: So here's the skinny. People get very confused about sizing, and the best way we know to remedy that is by comparing them to other shoes. These shoes are known to run pretty true with just a slight bit more room in the toe box than Shoes Like Pottery. You might be able to get away with sizing down without feeling such a pinch from the rubber toe cap on this one. Take your typical Converse Chuck 70 and stick with that. Essentially, if you land in between at an 8.5, take the next size up to a 9. Shop owner Tommy is wearing a size 9 in the pictures. *He is typically an 8.5 in Converse. In Red Wing, he wears an 8 in almost every last.* Without an additional orthotic insole, he can wear a size 8 from SLP, but with an insole and thicker socks, he would have to size up to a 9. So, essentially if you were to take these shoes out of the box, and slip them on with no sock and no insert, you're going to go with your true Red Wing boot size which may mean sizing down if you're an in-betweener. If you plan to wear your Chups or thick wool socks with these, you'll be able to size up! That's the best advice we've got on these and we hope it helps. Reach out with any questions.