Japanese footwear label Visvim continues in their tradition of unique and dynamic footwear with these Maliseet Elk Folk Moccasins. Ultra soft elk leather, natural crepe sole, and cork footbed make for a comfortable day shoe at its ultimate finest. Exquisitely crafted in the tradition of the Maliseet people, indigenous to the Saint John River between Quebec, New Brunswick, and Maine, experience history and heritage with a contemporary edge as only Visvim provides. Grab these fresh finds from The Glade today.
From its spring / summer 2010 collection comes this Patrician Plain Toe-Folk from Visvim. The uppers are suede and styled as a classic dress shoe, yet the sole shows off its roughshod walking shoe roots. Welted brick Vibram soles give this shoe more in common with Timberlands, making them comfortable and wearable for those long walks. Available in black, white, and sand.
The classic, comfortable sneaker is sort of a limited market dominated by Converse, but Visvim makes a great entry with the Kiefer J.O, a suede take on the classic All-Star silhouette. Available in black or tan colorways, but the tan suede gives the shoe a sort of casual smart vibe. Wonderful stuff from this Japanese brand.
As part of Visvim’s spring/summer collection for this year, they’ve released a fittingly titled moccasin: the ‘Maliseet Shaman-Folk’. Coming in a wide variety of colorways, Visvim’s new lowtop shoe is comprised of an entirely suede upper a fringed cuff and some detailing on the toe. What sets Visvim’s offering apart is that it begins from a well constructed dress shoe and incorporates some Native-American styling, rather than taking a traditional moccasin and adding poor ingredients. Pick up a pair while it’s still a sock-less summer, available atSurrender
Visvim’s SKAGWAY has released another shoe for this season. Featured in subtle colorways, much like the recent SKAGWAY HI drop, the Denim Lo are accented with a hint of denim on the uppers and have a worn-in look to them for a great, casual appearance. Look for these via select Visvim retailers, including NOTE.
A new version of the SKAGWAY DENIM HI will soon be released. This version features a white canvas upper with highlights of gray over the laces. The high-top will be available with the other three models this Friday at select visvim dealers.
visvim will be releasing their new LAUDA Driver-Folk on April 7th. FIL stores will be carrying the ankle high sneaker that comes in premium leather with leather toe cap and vegetable leather heel enforcement.
With all the wet, and sometimes slushy, conditions we’re experiencing on the East coast, its not such a bad idea to take care of your shoes properly and Visvim comes to the rescue with its Shoe Care Kit. Consisting of a lotion and delicate cream along with a soft cleaning cloth, the kit can be found via various outlets and UNDFTD Japan
visvim gives us a quick preview of their new footwear releases for Spring/Summer 2010. First for the men, we see a pair of smooth; almost patent leather looking strapped low-tops called the “Foley Lo-Folk”. While you look down at these boys, you’ll see the sweet black leather and clean white sole. Then, there is a pair of of heeled, light brown boots; called the “Clara Boots”. They have a very western vibe to them, the thick stitching gives of that cowboy boot look. Both models released on Friday (February 5th), so go on the new (or to a boutique) and find yours today.
mastermind JAPAN and visvim team up for a second collaboration throughout this winter season. This collaboration includes a Chuck Taylor built sneaker called the Skagway in a black and white colorway, with white stitching and and outside upper zipper. Check them out, buds.