|This is a deck shoes made of MOON Fabric. |
MOON Equipped Logo was used until late 60s, in 70s Yellow MOON Logo start to get popular, so from that fact it may be late 60s item, isn't that pretty shoes? There were many MOON items that were made in Japan at that time. May be this shoes too are made in Japan items. Japan than was still cheap labor to USA with 1$ being traded at 360 yen.
Collecting MOON items that were made in Japan has become a little boom in USA. Items like T'shirts and Shoes with soft material were made in Japan and they are not many left there. Found some MOON can badge that were made in Japan in the event held at Kyushu in Japan last year and was able to get some.
On addition to that, this cowboy hat with MOON Logo was so popular in the late 60s as either MOON Logo sticker on the plastic models or on this cowboy hat in Japan. I remember my brother and friends used to wear this hat and drive the small car (360cc). It wasn't matter of look good or not, it was such a huge boom. Trend is just like that.
Back to the story, in 1986 when we started MOONEYES, first product made was these MOON Equipped Logo and Yellow MOON fabrics. That was because I wanted to have shirts and shoes made by that material only for myself. We ordered VANS Shoes in USA to make special shoes with MOONEYES material and this was that MOONEYES/VANS Shoes. VANS used to make from small quantity if we take material to them, so with that quantity they made it right there Made in USA. Used to have mens, ladies, kids and baby for my daughter but only few are left. Rarest rare MOONEYES/VANS Shoes.
Would like to make them again but not possible as quantity required are too big now a days.