Japanese crafted shoes intended to bring happiness, Buddy’s Navy Suede German Shepherd Slip-Ons combine minimal design with exceptional materials and construction. Made with Japanese leather in factories in Hyogo and Osaka, the slip-ons are comfortable shoes in a classic silhouette that can be paired with almost any outfit. The name of the brand and style allude to the close, positive and long-lasting relationship Buddy hopes the shoes and the wearer will have, much like that of a dog and its owner. Thoughtful details such as the heel pull, a patch inside the shoe of Tochigi vegetable tanned leather for the owner’s name and date, and subtle stitching around the toe, complete the cool and relaxed feel of this perfect spring and summer shoe.Read the brand story
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- Upper section made of premium suede
- Lining is cow leather and cambrelle
- Sole is 100% natural rubber
- Outsole patch, insole patch are Tochigi Japan vegetable tanned leather
- Made in Japan
Made by Hand
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The right sneakers are items that you wear day after day. They trail with you to work, dinners, and weekend outings- all the places where your life takes place. Buddy recognizes this connection and makes simple, comfortable shoes of the highest quality, intended to become trusted companions.
And much like the dogs they name the styles after, the shoes are also built to bring happiness. Not in the retail therapy, daily splurge sort of way. But satisfaction for years to come in the skilled craftsmanship that allows them to hold up and delight in the minimal design that is understated but detailed. The line encourages a long lasting relationship between shoe and wearer with a spot to write the “owners” name and the date, as a kind of record.
Established in 2012 in Osaka, Japan, Buddy designer, Tetsuya Iizuka, is motivated to “to see people wear Buddy shoes with a happy smile,” reflecting the brand’s mission to ‘make happy’. The limited batch shoes are made in Japan, in two Buddy factories on Osaka and Hyogo, with Japanese leather.
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