初めて訪れたときに、”ブラックホール” と呼ばれる黒い大きなナイロン製のバッグに何足も何足も詰め込んで、持ち上げられないほど重い思いをして日本へ持ってきたオーロラシューズ。
                                高須 勇人 
The village of Aurora is in the Finger Lakes region of northwestern the state of New York, nestled on Cayuga Lake. The village is about 2.4 square kilometers in size and has a population of just over 700 people. I think it was 1993 when I first visited this small and lovely village.
Thirty years ago, when I come back to Japan with Aurora Shoes for the first time, I was carrying them in a huge and heavy black bag called “Black Hole”. The bag was literally full and so heavy that I could hardly lift them.
In this fast-paced world, Aurora Shoes continues to create its products at its leisurely pace, with a focus on quality and craftsmanship.
 In order to tell how great these Aurora shoes are, my friend photographer Yoko Takahashi and I embarked on a journey to the village of Aurora, Los Angeles, Monterey, Santa Cruz, and San Francisco on the West Coast of the United States, before finally returning to Hayama.
This booklet aims to capture the past, present, and future of Aurora Shoes, which has evolved gradually over the last 30 years, through memories and records.
We hope that as you peruse this booklet, you'll experience a sense of nostalgia mixed with newness, and that you'll be inspired to wear these shoes on your Journey .
                               Hayato Takasu