Buddy 2012 Footwear Releases
Buddy — a label hailing from Japan — currently makes shoes in exactly one model: the Corgi. However, if there’s one thing the Japanese do best, it’s the perfection of single elements — a solitary martial arts move, for example, or the stitching of a garment — and incorporating these elements into a refined, quality whole. The Corgi is a realization of these tendencies in sneaker form. Despite the lack of variety in its footwear offerings, Buddy instead focuses on manufacturing its Japan-made shoes to the highest standards and leaving the wearer to impart his own unique imprint on the product. The uppers are constructed in premium cow suede and as only one animal is used to craft a single pair, the nap differs on each and wears uniquely. The label’s name is derived from this concept of “making friends” with your shoes over time. Grounded by a springy, stitched natural rubber sole, the Corgi is available in a crayon-box array of 10 colors, ready for purchase now at our online store.