The Xesole PROJECT infuses the culture of Japan with technology that gives new life to the world of traditional Tokyo handcrafted shoe making. Kimono and obi are traditional robes with exquisite embroidery of nature’s birds and flowers. Such is the kimono. Our cordwains and stitchers employ true Japanese CRAFTSMANSHIP in each pair of sneakers.
The “Xesole ~ KIMONO Sneaker” merges Japan’s culture and traditions in a unique and fashionable manner.
Kimono`s are made of pure silk making the material very durable as a shoe providing exceptional balance, protection, and support. The cultural style of the kimono and material use is expanding in multiple ways, such as face and hand towels, diapers, handkerchief, and other various designs. It is the “must-have” spirit that has been in Japan since ancient times, which has naturally captured and holds a sustainable coexistence with nature.
The materials used in the manufacture of each pair of Xesole sneakers are made of pure silk — providing balance, support and protection for your feet. The use of the kimono and obi as our base material expands upon the tradition of reusing these materials for towels, handkerchiefs and other designer household accessories. It is our goal to always capture the essence of nature and merge it in a fashionable coexistence.