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Sneapon Unisex Comfortable Sandals

A fusion of traditional Japanese geta sandals and modern sneakers.

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Hanaichi
Hanaichi

Born in 1971, he grew up in a nose job processing business and worked for an auto parts manufacturer for three years. He started working under his father in April 1997. This year, I have been a noseband craftsman for 26 years.  In recent years, the demand for hanao for Japanese footwear has been declining due to changes in lifestyle. In addition, the number of hanao craftsmen is aging, and the number of hanao craftsmen is decreasing all over Japan. Currently, I am the only craftsman in Tokyo who specializes in making hanao.  I am responsible for preserving the culture and technology of hanao for future generations. I will continue to pursue the possibilities of hanao and train young craftsmen who will lead the hanao industry in the future.

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About the Product

“Sneapon" is a new sandal born from the fusion of geta (clog), traditional Japanese footwear, and modern sneakers. The artisans who make geta's belt, which is called “hanao”, have collaborated with Japanese shoe makers.

Originally, geta are highly sustainable footwear that can be worn for a long time by replacing the hanao. Another feature is the functionality of geta, which can be easily put on and taken off. On the other hand, there have been issues such as the image of easily aching feet and the impression that they are difficult to walk in compared to modern shoes such as sneakers.

Therefore, we developed "Sneapon" in order to realize comfortable footwear for modern people while utilizing the advantages of geta and hanao, which are Japanese traditions. Hanao of “Sneapon" is made of leather and softened by a matured handcrafting technique, and the sole of “Sneapon” uses EVA, a lightweight and environmentally friendly material developed for sneaker soles.

Three types of sole color variations are available here. “Black and White", "Navy and White", and "Brown and White" and all have a sporty finish, so please find your favorite.

Size

-S: 22-23cm (8.66-9.05 inch)

-M: 23.5-24.5 cm (9.25-9.64 inch)

-L: 25-26cm (9.84-10.23 inch)

-LL: 26.5-27.5 cm (10.43-10.82 inch)

Please check the picture for width and other details.

About the Maker

We, "Hanaichi", have been engaged in hanao making for 98 years as a hanao workshop, utilizing our skills. Collaborating with shoe manufacturers to create new footwear is a challenge for us to keep up the culture and tradition of hanao for future generations.

Japanese traditional footwear such as zori and geta always have hanao attached to them, and it can be said that hanao has a long history together with Japanese traditional footwear. Hanao has a functional beauty that is unparalleled in the world and eliminates the need to waste time putting on and taking off footwear. We also believe that the hanao, which can extend the life of footwear by replacing it, will play a significant role in today's society, which aims for a sustainable society.

We hope you will take a look at "Sneapon", which we developed to preserve this important handcraft technique, tradition, and culture, and feel its quality.

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Risk & Challenges

Sneepons are similar to flip-flops but are not completely waterproof. Please refrain from wearing them near water. If worn in an environment where they may get wet, please wipe them dry thoroughly and let them dry naturally in a well-ventilated place out of direct sunlight.If the stand gets dirty, use a soft brush and gently wash the dirt away with diluted neutral detergent.The surface of the stand may have small bubbles (about 1 mm) peculiar to EVA. Please be aware of this.The color of the product may look different from the actual product depending on your monitor environment. Please be aware of this.Sneepon is made of natural leather. Since we use natural leather that retains its natural texture, there may be some scratch marks or wrinkles. Please be aware of this.If the volume of support purchases exceeds expectations, there may be a slight delay in shipments.If mass production efficiency improves, the regular selling price may be lower than the estimated selling price.If we have to change the specifications of the project due to unavoidable circumstances, we will immediately notify you through the activity report.The schedule described in this document is only the schedule at the time of the project's release. Due to the nature of support purchases, there is a possibility of delivery delays. Please understand this.In principle, we will not be able to cancel your purchase in the event of delivery delays, but we will cancel your purchase if you wish to cancel your purchase more than two months after the scheduled delivery month.We will make every effort to satisfy our supporters who are interested in and support this project. Thank you very much for your support

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Born in 1971, he grew up in a nose job processing business and worked for an auto parts manufacturer for three years. He started working under his father in April 1997. This year, I have been a noseband craftsman for 26 years.  In recent years, the demand for hanao for Japanese footwear has been declining due to changes in lifestyle. In addition, the number of hanao craftsmen is aging, and the number of hanao craftsmen is decreasing all over Japan. Currently, I am the only craftsman in Tokyo who specializes in making hanao.  I am responsible for preserving the culture and technology of hanao for future generations. I will continue to pursue the possibilities of hanao and train young craftsmen who will lead the hanao industry in the future.

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Option A) 1 Pair of Sneapon - 10% Off Retail Price

Product variations such as color and size can be chosen after pre-ordering. Customers will receive an e-mail to select their product preference.

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Option B) 1 Pair of Sneapon - 5% Off Retail Price

Product variations such as color and size can be chosen after pre-ordering. Customers will receive an e-mail to select their product preference.

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