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.
-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.