LF x Shoes Like Pottery - Nettle Dye Muted Fatigue Hi top
A Lone Flag dye formula made from stinging nettle leaves that were overgrown here at our headquarters and neighborhood. Having been apart of the Shoes Like Pottery clan for the past 7+ years, we are yet to see any fatigue color options in these, which this was our goal to get a result in such color. With different techniques in mind and a need to clean up this plant from overgrowing in our space, we found that there are special ways to use stinging nettles - in our case a natural muted fatigue dye.
It was numerous batches of separating the leaves from the plant - crushing the leaves to activate the natural coloring - steeping into hot water - sifting the dye into pot - and soaking these shoes to make such color. After different swatch samples and learning the do's and don't we have landed on this special muted fatigue - which is cohesive with our love for military vintage references from previous capsules.
These Japan-based Shoes Like Pottery craft classic sneakers are with the closest attention to detail. Featuring carefully chosen materials and fabrics, each sneaker is built on a special vulcanized rubber sole, fired in a kiln through a process called 'ka-ryu', for long lasting durability and wear.
*Some have slight variances or discoloration in areas in the canvas or shoeslaces. We feel this adds 1/1 personalized characteristics as the nettle adheres to fabrics differently in their own special way.
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*THESE ARE ALL PRE-ORDERS. ABOUT 2-3 WEEK TURNOVER ON SHIPPING