Launched in 2010, Tokyo-based NuGgETS has remained off the radar of most international buyers. Designed by Ryuhei Koboshi, a former Nepenthes staff member, the brand follows a long line of designers re-interpreting American classics for Japanese sensibilities with premium materials and tailoring that at times edges on the avant-garde. Continuing the trend in re-built vintage wear, their latest footwear utilizes surplus German Army Trainers. By removing the laces and adding an elastic band on the forefoot the iconic silhouette into an easy to wear and slightly eccentric model. Look for these at select NuGgETS stockists soon.