Tenue de Nîmes launches a limited collection of hand-dyed indigo Chuck Taylor All Stars high top sneakers during its 3 Year Anniversary on November 25th 2011.
The Chuck Taylor All Star serves as a perfect muse for Tenue de Nîmes. With deep roots in style and culture, both the Chuck Taylor All Star shoe and indigo denim have led somewhat parallel lives. The Chuck Taylor All Star shoe and a pair of jeans have long been a staple of youth culture and music and have served as a symbol of independence for decades. Fittingly, Tenue de Nîmes asked the legendary denim experts, the Manabe family from Okoyama in Japan, owners of the Momotaro brand and Rampuya dyeing factory, if they would be able to indigo-dye a limited amount of 50 pairs of high tops. The decision to create a new version of the indigo dyed Chuck Taylor All Star was made after the world turned upside down when the the Oxford version of the Indigo-dyed Chuck Taylor was released in July of this year.
The Momotaro-clan provided Tenue de Nîmes with 50 pairs of hand-numbered high-top shoes, dyed in natural indigo. Because of the irregular composition of natural indigo, the shoes all have a different signature. Each shoe is unique thanks to the traditional craft of hand-dyeing and the use of natural ingredients throughout the process. The shoes are sold in a numbered Ramupya natural cotton bag and are exclusively sold at Tenue de Nîmes in Amsterdam for €89,90. The shoe will be available to the public as from November 26th at 10.00 AM local Amsterdam time.