The BUDDY AW15 COLLECTION is built with the concept of making people happy and putting a smile on the wearer’s face.
The Made in Japan collection includes a quartet of simple, practical and high quality silhouettes, which are all individually numbered to accentuate the hand-made nature of the shoes. As dog enthusiasts, each piece is inspired by the characteristics of canines, which explains the model’s being called the Bull Terrier Low and High, the German Shepherd and the Corgi. Obsessiveness in the material and making procedure pushes the boundaries and pulls them apart (quite literally) from regular trainers: the cow uppers are twice as thick as normal Velour suede and the thick Japanese canvas creates a light but strong durable nylon. The tabs are constructed from the No.1 Japanese vegetable tanned leather, Tochigi, which changes colour over time and will give the shoes a different look as the years pass. BUDDY hopes that the trainers will become something of a lifetime soul-mate for the wearer to appreciate over the years. The outsole is made of natural rubber, which not only provides great grip and shock absorption, but also bounce and flexibility. The lack of heel counter provides a soft fit that results in no-stress wearing, whilst the the side stitch detail strengthens the uppers and sole.
The collection, which is made up of 18 different colourways, includes the ‘Night’ or ‘The Dog in the Night’ series, which utilises predominantly black materials, with black stitching and black outsole on some models. The other series, known as the ‘BFF’ series, features vegetable tanned leathers, which will get deeper and richer with age. This is the perfect collection for those who want something clean and understated.
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