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 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: 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.