vibram technology

Since 2013, Suicoke and vibram have worked together to revolutionise the footwear industry and change the perceptions of what sandals and slides can be. Below we summarise and highlight key areas and technology developed through our ongoing partnership...
vibram x suicoke

forward-thinking footwear

the original

vibram x suicoke eva outsole

Developed over the year of 2013, the original Vibram x SUICOKE footbed released in 2014, and became the first footbed to be exclusively developed for a brand by the Italian footwear pioneers.
The construction set a new industry standard; helping sandals shift from a single-Summer item, into a lasting footwear choice across multiple seasons.

The EVA formulated footbed and outsole retain all the qualities of our original antibacterial construction, produced in the highest quality form - resulting in a hard-wearing, reliable and premium base for our most iconic footwear styles.


Vibram arctic grip

Developed by Vibram with the goal to provide unmatched traction on surfaces such as wet ice.
A unique polymer blend paired with new processing techniques and the Vibram originak Icetrek, resulting in a non-slip outsole on even the most unpredictable of surfaces.

The SUICOKE iteration of this high-function outsole takes the blue speckled lugs and extends them, covering a higher surface ratio and resulting in a greater level of traction that caters to the everyday use of our footwear and prevents breakdown of the components.

sustainably sourced

Vibram ecostep

Produced using a minimum of 30% recycled Vibram rubber, the ECOSTEP outsole is an environmentally-conscious design.

Alongside the sustainability focus, the construction is also finished with extreme durability and grip, to provide wearability across even the most rugged of terrains.

Find this and more sustainably-focused products in our SUICOKE ECO range.


Morflex HEA

Extremely lightweight and designed to provide a greater cushioning than other rubberised counterparts, the Morflex HEA sole found on the SUICOKE VON style is constructed specially for this style.

Additional key elements include a non-slip finish, greater heat resistance and Vibram x SUICOKE exclusivity.

five-toed technology

vibram fivefingers by suicoke

One of the most experimental footwear designs to be developed by Vibram - the SUICOKE iteration features a series of tweaks and adjustments that takes the trail running-designed shoe and makes it a truly timeless piece of functional, design-focused footwear.

Due to the already-finished nature of the FiveFinger silhouette, our approach to the style was to ask what could be done to this highly functional model to give it an alternative, fashion-focused direction. To do this, we changed the materials to the upper, applied a new, tabi-inspired fastening to the heel, and produced three original shapes: a hightop boot, a chukka-inspired mid, and a Summer-focused mule.

The Vibram x SUICOKE FiveFingers shoes are constructed with a breathable hemp and mesh upper, which is then heat-bonded for a hard-wearing finish.
The outsole - Vibram MegaGrip - is developed to provide the wearer with unmatched traction on any surface, whilst fitting as snug to the foot as possible. The deep ridging and triangle & diamond-shaped grooves provide a dense rubber layer, to ensure that even the roughest of surfaces incur minimal discomfort to the wearer.

vibram x suicoke: fivefingers

1. nin-hi | 2. nin-lo 3. nin-sabo

key material makeup

hemp, mesh & nylon

all in the details

traditional, tabi-inspired fastening

A fastening technique / construction known as Kohaze

the wrapping sole

vibram furoshiki by suicoke

Introduced to the SUICOKE roster in the FW21 collection, the Vibram Furoshiki by SUICOKE merges traditional design concepts with contemporary, forward-thinking materials and processing.

The original Vibram Furoshiki is named after the traditional Japanese wrapping process, and utilises a purposely paper-thin upper. In providing our own unique perspective on the shoe, we have adjusted these upper materials to be reminiscent of a futon; lightweight, yet padded and warm. Cozy; but easily moved around.

Constructed using lightly-padded nylon uppers, the footwear takes on a lightweight yet warm and reliable form. The FUTON-HI features the Vibram Arctic Grip outsole, whilst the FUTON-LO features a thin, wrapped outsole that provides grip and cushioning across the base and heel of the foot.

vibram x suicoke: furoshiki

1. futon-hi 2. futon-lo

key material makeup

Padded nylon, rubber

the wrapping sole

Velcro-fastened, folded uppers

vibram x suicoke: faq

Why should I choose SUCOKE x Vibram styles?

Because of the technology that we implement in all of our footwear produced with them. Styles that use the ArcticGrip, for example, provide unparalleled traction on essentially any surface, and provide an inimitable level of resistance to wear and tear.

All our styles with Vibram carry a slightly higher price point, but the functionality and quality of materials provided make it well worth the investment.

Why are SUICOKE items with Vibram technology more expensive?

In short, because of the premium quality materials and functionality used across the shoe - from the premium leathers to the hi-tech outsoles.
Our Vibram outsole combines their focus on long-lasting craftsmanship with the lightweight finish of our regular EVA outsole. This results in a shoe that will stand the test of time and reduce the risk of natural wear and tear for years to come.

How should my FiveFingers fit?

You want them to be snug, with a small amount of space between your toes and the ends of the shoes' fingers. If you can fit one finger down the back of the shoe, they should provide an ideal level of comfort whilst also being fitted to your feet. We consider the Vibram x SUICOKE FiveFingers to fit TTS.

Are the Furoshiki warm?

Having been designed with a lightly padded upper, our Furoshiki styles are designed for the Fall/Winter seasons - meaning that they provide a suitable insulation during these colder months. Additionally, the FUTON-HI utilises the Vibram ArcticGrip outsole, so as to provide a reliable traction should the cold cause unstable surfaces.