I don't believe I've seen anything posted about these, but I like them a lot. I have a pair of Shoes Like Pottery and I believe they're made by the same company through the same process of being put in a kiln and whatnot. I was just interested in hearing any opinions on the shoe's appearance, any firsthand experience, or any other bullshit you may wanna throw in.
It's SLP's parent company. They're one of the largest shoe makers in Japan. Their gym shoes are pretty much the standard for school children and those ones are ubiquitous work shoes.
They are indeed vulcanized. I think that model looks pretty ugly myself. I have a pair of Jaguars that I like though and the other basic models are essentially better quality Chucks.
So in your opinion would I be better off with another pair of Shoes Like Pottery? I love how they look and how they're made, and I'd love to own the brown or olive colorway. I'm leaning more toward olive though. What do you think?
These are literally the shoes that Chinese laborers wear. I can buy these at a corner market in beijing for 2.00.
sizing is tts in my experience
i bought it for the cyan sole so there's really nothing else like it for me
pf flyers aren't as comfortable imo
the toebox on converses has always bothered me visually and the shoes like pottery look cleaner to me
i bought a pair six months ago and the yen/usd exchange rate was good enough that even with shipping the sneakers were cheaper to buy from japan than buying stateside from steven alan or some shit
apparently the beating they can take is worth like 4 pairs of converse/pf flyers
another anon posted pics of his shoes like pottery that he had been wearing near-daily for two years, and they still looked like they had years left in them
well they're not LITERALLY, are they? I mean if you actually look at the shoes the silhouette and various details are rather different / a different shape. Over all, yeah they're similar ... but then all converse-like canvas shoes have a similar look. I'd like to thing shoes like pottery have a bit better construction too.