Shoes Like Pottery - Sidegoa Sneaker - Charcoal
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 company's 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.
We've been waiting on this slip-on for ages. We finally were able to squeeze it into the ever-growing lineup, and we absolutely love it. It's extremely clean, with no frills other than the fact that it has this awesome grippy sole. They're a classic sneakerhead's dream!
- Sturdy Textured Canvas Upper
- Rubber Foxing
- Rubber Toe Gaurd
- Inner Seam Piping
- Rubber Toe Cap
- Ka-Ryu Vulcanization
- Textured Herringbone Soles for Grip
- Hand Painted Rubber Adhesive for Longevity
- Elastic Ribbing for Easy Fit
|Listed US Size
||Corresponding Moonstar Size
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. You can size down but you'll most likely feel the squeeze of the rubber toe cap if you do. Take your typical Converse Chuck 70 and stick with that (on the US size chart). If you land in between at an 8.5, take the next size up to a 9. Shop owner Tommy is wearing size 7.5's (which is the US 8) in the pictures.
*He is typically an 8.5 in Converse. In Red Wing, he wears an 8 in almost every last. Because these are slip ones, and he would typically not wear thicker socks or an insert, he can size down half a size to the US 8 (listed size 7.5)*
This shoe uses a different last, so they changed the list size of the shoes. Ultimately, they fit the same as the US sizes listed to the right (if you've owned Moonstar in the past, stick with the US size you bought previously.) Without an additional orthotic insole, he can wear a size 8 from Moonstar, but with an insole and thicker socks, he wears a size 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.