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Cult Brand Visvim Kicks Off Fashion Week With Sneakers, Moccasins And Wooden Flip-Flops

Japanese brand Visvim — helmed by Hiroki Nakamura and known for its signature FBT sneakers — is back with new styles for spring ’17. The label’s cult following won’t be disappointed with the latest men’s and women’s collection, which debuted during New York Fashion Week on Sept. 7 in New York.

Among new suede treatments on its FBT sneakers, Visvim also debuted new takes on its 7-Hole boot, a style that will be making its push into the U.S. market. It features seven eyelets for lacing and a hand-sewn construction.

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Visvim’s 7-Hole boot.
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Visvim’s spring ’17 collection.
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Its Huron moccasin boot, which debuted last year, was also updated in a new high-top silhouette this season. The Skagway high-tops were finished in colored canvases such as red and blue, or with squiggle prints.

Meanwhile, the women’s collection featured styles such as the wooden-sole Geta flip-flop, a modernized take on traditional Japanese footwear. Other highlights included fringe ankle boots in shades that included pink suede, or suede leopard print pumps.

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Visvim’s new high-top Huron moccasins.
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A spring ’17 women’s Visvim style.
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Last spring, the brand drew from western influences and First Nations motifs. Nakamura specifically referenced vintage moccasin styles he found along his travels. “I’ve been collecting old moccasins for a long time. We buy them from my friends’ archives, antique stores, flea markets,” he said.

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Visvim’s Geta sandal.
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Visvim Spring 2017 shoes
Visvim spring ’17 women’s styles.
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