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Cock Robin
The Unique Leather Sandals by RFW
Date:27, May, 2014
Investigated and Written by Misaka Youhei
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RFW is a Japanese shoe brand whose sneakers are very popular. This June’s head, they are going to release their new Japan-made sandals named Cock Robin. You feel their color and also get brilliant summer with them so soon.

Kanokogi Takashi is a designer of RFW. His shoes look all simple and yet unique somehow. Needless to say, it also feels within Cock Robin. Looking so casual and liberal, Cock Robin feels you some grace.




I am telling you some secrets of Cock Robin.

First, they use nubuck leather on the upper. Nubuck means top-grain cattle leather which’s been sanded or buffed on the grain side in order to give a slight nap of short protein fibers, producing a velvet-like surface. The leather is tanned by some European first-class tanner. They say “That is thicker and more expressive than usual leather.”

Second, it has a good buffer because EVA, Ethylene-vinyl acetate, is used on the midsole. If you don’t know what EVA is, please think of light bath mats. That does not mean popular robot animation at all.

Finally, they use Japan-made rubber on the sole in order to produce a formidable grip. In the end, Cock Robin is graceful and casual sandals for various conditions.

Never worry, guys who think “That looks so good, but it is better if it had no straps at the heel.” The strap is removable.

They say they are limitedly going to produce Cock Robin.





Reference

・Name: RHYTHM Inc.
・Address: 3-37-8-205 Sendagaya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-0051 JAPAN
・Telephone: +81-3-5411-7876
・Official Site: RFW (Japanese)







 

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