Room Shoes, Slippers





Leather processing has been an important industry in Sumida. Producing high quality leather accessories and bags since 1946, Ninomiya Goro Shouten was looking for a new challenge when joining this project. Together with the designer we were looking to develop an essential product that would satisfy an actual need, when we noticed that slippers in Japan are used everywhere, everyday, but in almost all cases they are cheap, low quality products. We found that there was a need for well made, long lasting and well-ageing leather footwear for inside the house. The concise and well considered design of the Nagano based designer Wataru Kumano lets the beauty of the Mixed tanned high-quality leather speak for itself and makes it a pleasure to use the slippers and room shoes day by day.