There is no exaggeration in saying that the development of the canvas sneaker came with basketball. In the 1950s and 1960s, professional American athletes wore canvas sneakers and sought the functional design of the present day. “Doek Basket” follows the design of the open-lacing basketball shoe and eliminates anything that could be viewed as a specific statement by only considering the material and making the best use of it. For the canvas used for the upper, the original coarse weave that was equivalent to 10oz was woven with an old-fashioned power loom. The raw fabric is not dyed, so the original texture of the fabric can be fully enjoyed without a loss of quality. The footbed is made of cork, which is a naturally breathable material. The vulcanized manufacturing method, which is based on careful handwork, creates products that are necessary and sufficient for today’s lifestyles in terms of beauty, ease of wear, and durability.
DOEK SHOE INDUSTRIES
“Doek” is the original brand of GoodWeaver. Doek is the Dutch word which is the etymology of the Japanese word zukku (“canvas”). Its original meaning is “textile”. The mission of “Doek” is to “make sneakers with high-quality textiles”. From expressive canvas made from old-fashioned power looms, to modern fabrics made with new technologies. They create products that complement the material.
- The power loom was invented in the United Kingdom at the end of the 18th century and is said to have brought about the Industrial Revolution. The attractiveness of the original canvas that was woven by this old-fashioned machine, in which the weft threads are inserted by the back-and-forth motion of the shuttle moving left and right, comes from the fluffy texture that seems to contain more air inside it. It is still being woven at a workshop in the Chikugo region of Fukuoka Prefecture.
- CARE METHOD
- Please remove the laces when washing. Put powder detergent (neutral detergent) in lukewarm water and let it soak for about 30 minutes. Rub soap on the dark spots of the upper fabric, and rub it with a brush so that it foams up. Please do not be too forceful here so as not to damage the fabric. Dirt on the rubber part of the sole can be effectively removed by rubbing it with a melamine sponge. Next, once thoroughly rinsed with lukewarm water until there are no more bubbles, please stuff a towel inside the sneaker so as to keep its shape, then spin-dry them in a dryer for about 10 to 30 seconds. Afterwards, it is recommended that they be dried in the sun or in the shade in a well-ventilated place as quickly as possible.
Overseas shipping is possible at the following rates per pair. Please note that shipping companies and rates are fluidly changing to what is best for the situation at the time.
2,500YEN CN, KR, TW, HK 3,800YEN ID, MY, PH, SG, TH, VN 3,850YEN Asia (excluding above regions) 5,550YEN Oceania, Middle East, EU (excluding UK) 3,000YEN US, CA, MX, UK 6,600YEN Central and South America, Africa
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