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Gym Classic Sneaker - White
Moonstar - Gym Classic Sneaker - White
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 is 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. These gym classic lows are a truly iconic look, especially if you show a little ankle. You won’t stop being surprised by the quality, longevity, and features of these shoes.
- Sturdy Textured Canvas Upper
- Rubber Foxing
- Rubber Toe Gaurd
- Canvas Piping
- Inner Seam Piping
- Rubber Toe Cap
- Ka-Ryu Vulcanization
- Textured Herringbone Soles for Grip
- Hand Painted Rubber Adhesive for Longevity
- Sturdy, No-Nonsense, Cotton Laces
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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 very low profile socks with size 8's in the picture. *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 we've got on these and we hope it helps. Reach out with any questions.