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TSPTR x John Lofgren collab reimagines military training shoe from the 1950s

TSPTR and John Lofgren have redesigned a classic US military training shoe.

TSPTR is a clothing brand that explores American counter culture, military and sports themes with a contemporary lean. TSPTR is an acronym for Truth, Symmetry, Pleasure, Taste and Recognition, a slogan that sets the tone for both the brand’s ethos and approach to design.

John Lofgren is a Japan-based custom boot designer who makes some of the best vintage-style boots around.

The two brands have come together to reimagine a shoe that US Army personnel wore during training in the 1950s.

A classic silhouette, they are made from one of the few remaining vulcanized footwear factories in Kurume, Japan, under the supervision of the John Lofgren footwear team.

These are not your average sneakers. Not only are they exceptionally durable due to the vulacanized process but they also feature double-needle stitching everywhere and heavy-duty eyelets.

The dense rubber used for outsoles and foxing will wear in, rather than wear out, over time, morphing into slipper-like comfort and fit over time.

A special type of high density canvas was sourced from Fujikinbai in Japan, due to its durability and good wearing.

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