ROBERU
THE FIRST PLAIN TOE BOOT

Founded in Yokohama in 2007, Roberu has made a name for authentic handmade leather goods. THINK SILLY Store introduced its popular camera strap collection years ago; their iPhone cases also received much fanfare. With exquisite skills working with leather, Roberu has launched ‘Plain Toe Boot’ – the label’s debut shoe.

Using American vintage rounded toe boot as its blueprint and made in fine calfskin with wax finishing, Plain Toe Boot is available in two shades – camel and russet. Its sole is crafted with Goodyear Welt, paired with Cristy sole or Lug sole made by Italian manufacturer Vibram – changeable and durable. A tiny hole near ankle position helps holding the shape in place, which is a common feature in handmade shoes. Inter-layers are also made in leather, allowing shoes to take shape over time and unique to its wearer. Leather shoelaces are available in round or flat; each detail is a proof of Roberu’s painstaking effort.

Text: iemi | Edit: Carmen Lee
Translation: dilettante
Photo: Kimio Ng
Update: 24 Feb 2011

HKD$5,480

ROBERU
roberu.com

THINK SILLY STORE

Unit 8, 18 Ka Yip Street, Chai Wan, Hong Kong.
+852 2898 2199
1 – 8pm
Monday Off

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