Onitsuka Tigers Latest Release: Rag Weave?


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Onitsuka Tiger, the popular shoe brand, has collaborated with “Sakkora”, a weaving studio from Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture, Japan.Released on June 1st, this collaboration was available to purchase in Japan and on the online stores of Onitsuka Tiger.Rag Weave is a traditional technique that has been passed down for generations since the Edo period. The technique involves ripping up excess cloth into smaller pieces and weaving it carefully with sewing machines. This practice was performed in the past because cotton was considered precious.
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While producing the “Mexico 66” range of shoes, waste material from denim fabrics were collected and given to Tohoku weavers, who used the “Upper Split Weave” technique to create a Tricolor weft design. The upper portion of the shoe is mainly split woven fabric with a suede overlay to enhance durability.
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The tricolor symbolizes Onitsuka Tiger’s iconic design. It’s done using a technique called the rupture weave that has a rich texture.
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The inside of the shoe has been created for breathability. The Onitsuka Tiger brand name is featured along with the collabolated brand name.
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The shoes come with a brown leather heel tab.The combination of the Onitsuka Tiger colors and the rich texture with split weaving gives it an awesome look. The shoe is so stylish that it forces the user to dress to impress. Even it’s own, the shoe exudes character.
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Onitsuka Tiger
Mexico 66
Price: about 15,120 yen($136.15)The collaboration between “Onitsuka Tiger” and “Sakkora weaving studio” for the popular “Mexico 66” series was used as a design base, the technique is “upper split weave” made by weavers from the Tohoku region.

 

 

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