The Coolest Jordan Reseller Ever
Nepenthes' secret history in sneakers.
Future Nepenthes founder Keizo Shimizu got his start in the made-in-USA import scene, flipping vintage and workwear garments to hungry Japanese consumers. That’s the clientele that frequented the first shop he opened in 1982, a purveyor of work boots and workwear called Redwood.
“The shop was roughly divided into the front and back sides and shoes occup…