PRAS ‘Paradise Rubber Athletics Shoes’ are designed and crafted in Japan by Tanushi Tomoki. There are only two factories in Japan which are still able to make the vulcanised sole on these sneakers which makes them so rare. The sneakers are manufactured in the same way as wartime US Navy footwear with a vulcanised rubber sole - originally developed for extra traction on slippery ship decks. These sneakers combine comfort with traditional, superior craftsmanship.