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The Limited-Edition Manual Surplus Project

May 25,2021

OUR LIMITED-EDITION MANUAL SURPLUS PROJECT HONORS MILITARY HEROES

The SURPLUS PROJECT introduces limited edition versions of the Manual using repurposed military textiles. This project is highlighted by an extremely special run (only 100 total pairs made) of Manuals made from authentic military mail bags once used to transport the letters carrying the hearts and hopes of soldiers, sailors, and loved ones back home. 

The WWII-era mailbags have all the character and patina you would expect from fabrics that are over 70 years old—making each pair of shoes truly one-of-a-kind. Complete with a letter-inspired insole, bespoke branding, and ammo-box packaging, this is a unique project that we really enjoyed working on.


In addition to the 100 mailbag Manuals, The SURPLUS PROJECT, also includes a larger, but still limited, run of Manuals built using NOS (new old stock) military fatigue textiles. Offered in two colorways, these shoes feature custom “Lest We Forget” branding with a military-inspired version of the DC logo and a red poppy—the internationally recognized symbol for commemorating the ultimate sacrifice so many men and women paid while fighting to protect freedom. Poppies represent remembrance and hope for a peaceful future. This portion of the drop will be available both on DCShoes.com and at select wholesale partners globally.


Check out this video to see the inspiration behind the SURPLUS PROJECT.  Manual Surplus is now available. 

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