From Buzz Rickson
These Replica Gov’t Issued Basketball Sneakers Are Choice
Buzz Rickson is a company that produces some of the most exacting replicas of vintage workwear and military garments. Produced exclusively in Japan, the brand spares no details when re-creating classic 20th-century garments and footwear. A prime example of Buzz Rickson’s expert manufacturing is its U.S. Government Issue basketball sneakers. A replica of the shoes issued by the military in the ‘70s, they feature anodized steel eyelets, a natural rubber sole and period-appropriate midsole glue markings.
The brand is now offering the style with a water-resistant Ventile upper in both olive and black colors. Available in sizes 7 to 10, they’re priced at $250 and come in a vintage-inspired box. Since they run about a half size bigger than vans, size down when ordering.