Remember that viral video of the “grape lady” who falls off the deck while stomping around in a barrel of grapes to make wine? She wasn’t wearing any shoes at all, but if she was, and was squishing a bunch of indigo plants rather than grapes, her shoes would probably look like the new Shoes Like Pottery x Blue Owl Workshop collaboration 01JBP High Top Sneakers.
Meticulously constructed in Japan before being dipped blue on Seattle by Blue Owl themselves, there’s a lot going on with these shoes. Shoes Like Pottery lives up to their name with their vulcanization process, using an ancient Japanese technique called Ka-ryu that involves firing the outsoles in a kiln, producing a unique and completely individualized texture and finish. To top it off, they reinforced the heels and toes and added a comfy cushioned footbed, along with eight brass eyelets. The natty indigo will fade just like your favorite blue jeans, so you can get faded from the waist down on a daily basis.
Available for $235 at Blue Owl Workshop.