This year, Japan released a new collection of Converse Chuck Taylors known as EXPO Nippon which first series was released last January. The collection intends to bring out the best heritages of the Japanese culture in arts and crafts.
The Owari-Shippo High Tops was included in the first series released. Its looks was drawn from the traditional Japanese porcelain, Owari-Shippo, which was crafted in Japan hundreds of years ago. The porcelain features a glassy finish in its surface and is now seen in the All-Star Owari-Shippo Hi shoes. Its patent leather upper divided into multiple different colors, colors that are found in the porcelain, makes it indeed another interesting work of art. Additional feature is the metallic gold and silver eyelets. The shoes comes in 2 sets of colors and is already available on some sneaker outlets in Japan.