The Origin of the SPINGLE Name
The word “SPINGLE” was coined by us.
The SPINGLE MOVE logo mark embodies our dream.
We want the growth axis of the shoes we make to spin like a top, and continue to stretch upwards creating a spiral, and for our shoes to be loved by many people. We used the word ‘spin’ and added it to the continually moving present progressive form of ‘ing,’ and further added part of the Japanese word for spinning around ‘guruguru’=That is the origin of the word SPINGLE.
Under the logo mark reads ‘bingo, japan,’ this is the name of the Hiroshima Prefecture local area Bingo where our factory is located, an area full of the spirit of craftsmanship. It also embodies our wish for those who wear our shoes to feel ‘bingo!’ that they hit the spot with a comfy shoe fit.
We are continuing to keep spinning today to grow to become a sneaker brand loved by all.
What is the Kiln-Finished Method?
The basic sneaker production method was born in 1839 in the US.
One distinctive character of SPINGLE MOVE is in the unique design where the sole is shaved upwards and envelops the upper. The looks go without saying, and the combined functions of the strong sole and upper bond, the hard to peel off sole, and the hard to lose form, are all created by the vulcanization method.
The vulcanization method is where the rubber sole and shoe body are joined together and heat and pressure are applied in a sulfur-added kiln, quite simply the ‘basic production method of sneakers,’ as invented 170 years ago in 1839 by the inventor Charles Goodyear.
The craftsmen’s’ handmade upper (body) and sole are attached and the sneaker is hung up and set on a rack. At this point, at first look the sneaker looks like it is close to its final form, however in actuality the rubber part is very soft. Through putting them in the vulcanization kiln, the upper and the sole are firmly bonded.
The ‘vulcanization method’ is carried out basically by hand, taking more labor and time and effort than you can imagine, so has bad production efficiency. Therefore, the number of companies using this method have decreased dramatically, and currently it is said that including SPINGLE, only three companies in Japan are currently producing by the vulcanization method.
Our factory, which has over 75 years of history, will continue to protect the ‘vulcanization method’ and continue to share its good quality with the world.