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This ’90s Russian Military Shoe Is Perfect for Modern Times

A Japanese company called Reproduction of Found is resurfacing old military designs to create modern footwear.


What do you get when a Japanese company reproduces an archived Russian military shoe from the 1990s? A shoe that’s wholly aligned with contemporary, outdoor-inspired streetwear, apparently. Reproduction of Found draws footwear inspiration from various armed forces and eras — it has resuscitated designs issued to US sailors in the ’50s and surplus trainers given to German civilians after the fall of the Berlin Wall.

But it’s the brand’s Russian Military Trainer that seems to fit in remarkably well with today’s styles. The shoe is lightweight with a breathable mesh upper and provides traction in all conditions with a Vibram rubber outsole. Its toe protection and angled fabric overlays mimic the look of an approach shoe, but it isn’t quite that rugged. Russia had the original produced in a Slovakian factory, but Reproduction of Found is making this revival by hand in Italy.

Right now, the Russian Military Trainer is 29 percent off — a savings of $79 — at Huckberry.

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