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2 Days - Chrome

Chrome Forged Rubber Mirko | $85

Chrome’s Forged Rubber sneakers are handmade one at a time in Thailand in a factory right next to the rubber trees that create the soles. Each sole is mated to its canvas upper using heat and pressure, bonding them for life. How romantic. We love these shoes because they’re comfy, stylish and tough as nails. They’ll run you about twenty bucks more than a similar set of Vans but will outlast multiple pairs.

Check out this video on how they’re made:

Forged Rubber: 70 Years in the Making from Chrome Industries on Vimeo.

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