Artifact collection takes its name from the Italian word “Artefatto” and pays homage to more than 100 years of expertise in making shoes. Being one of the brand’s highest ranges, it has been designed with classic piece-of-art attention to detail, for the man of today who is keen on basic, utilitarian-style yet refined garment. Kuroki, located in Okayama Prefecture, is one of the two mills in Japan that indigo-dye their thread in-house. The area of Okayama Prefecture, blessed with favorable weather, green forests and abundance of spring water, is well known for its indigo dye technique. Today, it is known as the home of denim material in Japan. The calander sole of these shoes is a reinterpretation of the sole used by Superga for its industrial workwear boots in the ‘50s.