Visvim has a devoted cult following due to their high levels of attention to detail on every product.
Visvim is a Japanese brand founded by Niroki Nakamura in 2001. Visvim is a brand that is synonymous with quality and craftsmanship. Visvim makes footwear using a mixture of production techniques and technology to create unique and bespoke pieces.
Before Visvim became the full-fledged line that we know today, it was a humble footwear manufacturer. Easily the label’s most popular shoe, and the model that catapulted the brand to success is the signature moccasin/sneaker hybrid known as the FBT. Inspired by classic Native American moccasins, which originally featured a removable fringe used as an extra layer of ankle warmth to combat harsh winter climates. The style was modernized by taking the silhouette and applying it to an EVA Phylon midsole—a synthetic footbed more commonly associated with sneakers that provided additional comfort—and the finishing touch, a TPU heel stabilizer that gives the silhouette another subtle athletic flourish. Both homage and something entirely new, the sneaker, rooted in thousands of years of tradition yet simultaneously fully modern, serves as a perfect analogy to the philosophy of Visvim: always looking to the past, yet never bound by it….by the way FBT stands for Fun Boy Trio, inspired by the British new wave pop band.