The Alweather is an elegant and functional unisex canvas/ rubber boot. The rubber on the bottom of the shoe protects from wet weather. It is designed to be worn in rainy, snowy muddy conditions.
The canvas colour is black and the rubber is also black. Due to the natural rubber, some of the rubber has a whitening/ discolouration affect, this is natural and part of the design. It can be wiped with a wet cloth.
The hallmark of Moonstar is the vulcanizing, or ka-ryu, process in Japanese, performed by only a select handful of shoe manufacturers around the world. In the ka-ryu process, each shoe is fired in a kiln which causes the sulfur mixed inside the raw rubber to chemically react, returning the rubber to its natural elasticity and creating a soft, flexible, and durable sole.
Vulcanization is a process that is done in very few factories around the world. Vulcanized shoes are durable, have a flexible sole and can maintain their shape. The fine quality that comes from this process can only be achieved by the hands of a skilled craftsperson.
Moonstar have been producing shoes in Kurume (which is a city located in Kyushu, Japan) since 1873.
The cm sizing is Japanese shoe sizing (24cm, 25cm etc). The cm refers to the size, rather than the actual inside dimension.
Questions about sizing? Check out the Shoe Sizing page for internal measurements. Or feel free to email me firstname.lastname@example.org and I can help as much as I can!
Watch the video below to see how and where these beautiful shoes are made...