Japanese footwear brand Suicoke is built on the foundations of comfort and function. Launched in 2006, the label’s collection of instantly recognisable sandals have become a mainstay in wardrobes around the world. These utilitarian styles feature technical fastenings, chunky soles and moulded footbeds. You’ll find signature styles like the DEPA-Cab, KISSE-VPO and ZIP sandals for both men and women here at Incu. We think you’ll fall in love with the support and easy wearing nature of these iconic styles. Signature branding patches complete each pair, although we think the chunky soles and idiosyncratic silhouettes are recognisable in their own right.
The collection is designed by a team of anonymous creatives, who produce a vast offering of utilitarian footwear designs. Neoprene is the favoured fabrication, however leather and shearling are also used throughout the selection. The brand’s trademark EVA Footbed was introduced in 2012. It is ergonomically designed to reduce foot pain while walking by supporting the natural shape of the foot with pads placed at the heel, arch and under the ball of the foot. Working closely with Italian manufacturer Vibram, Suicoke introduced an advanced footbed in 2014. The most comfortable innovation yet, it uses Vibram® Moreflex to reduce weight for enhanced mobility and high shock absorption. The outsole also delivers excellent grip. Ever the innovators, Suicoke has developed an antibacterial series of footbeds. These are designed to retain the clean and fresh appearance of the shoes over a lifetime of wear. The technology prevents the growth of germs, quashing any unwanted smells produced by the accumulation of sweat and dirt.
The orthopedic-inspired designs take their aesthetic cues from classic hiking and outdoor silhouettes. The supportive fits make these styles perfect for all-day wear, whether you’re strolling around the city or setting your sites on more adventurous tasks. Created as a unisex collection, the styles arrive in a range of classic shades – think black, white and grey – as well as more eye-catching colourways, including rainbow hues and animal prints. The brand has carved a unique space in the fashion sphere through a number of highly sought after collaborations. The list is long but some favourites include Aries Arise, Alanui, HAY, Toga Virilis, Amie Leon Dore and Cecilie Bahnsen. The “ugly sandal” trend shows no signs of waning as consumers continue to choose comfort and function. Silhouettes that were once deemed “uncool” have taken their place on the feet of some of the coolest people in fashion. And when it comes to sandals, the chunkier the better is the mood of the moment. No longer left simply for summer days, Suicoke has championed the trend of socks and sandals – once a heinous fashion crime, now the order of the day. This styling trick is the simplest way to add personality to your ensembles. Choose coloured or patterned socks for an even more prominent statement. Some brands have gone so far as to adorn their “ugly” trekking sandals with crystal and pearl embellishments, as well as brightly coloured scarfs.
Both men and women can enjoy the ease offered by Suicoke’s unorthodox designs. The appeal lies in the comfortable support that the moulded footbeds offer, as well as the light-as-air soles, which perform with excellent traction on slippery surfaces. Classic flip flops or much-loved Birkenstocks are sure to be swept to the back of your closet in favour of these endlessly comfortable utilitarian styles. High quality materials offer each pair longevity in your wardrobe, meaning you’ll learn to rely on them for everyday comfort. Pair them with casual outfits like shorts and t-shirts, as well as everyday dresses and of course, loungewear for effortless styling.
The brand provides an in-depth explanation for how to choose the correct size for your foot. The easiest way to make sure you’re going to receive the correct size is to measure the length of your foot against the scaled chart that is provided on their website. The advice is to take a size up from your usual shoe size, particularly if you fall between line markers on the measuring tool. If the silhouette is closed-toe or comes fitted with a shearling lining for the winter styles, it is also advisable to take a larger size in order to ensure a comfortable fit.
To keep your pair of Suicoke shoes in the best condition, the brand recommends you use special cleaning methods for different fabrications. Gently remove any surface dirt with a dry bristle or nylon brush from natural leather styles before using a leather cleaner. You should also apply leather conditioner and buff for a great finish. It is not advisable to use water or soak the shoes in any liquid as it could affect the colours and damage the leather. Synthetic fabrics like neoprene and VELCRO® can be easily wiped clean with lukewarm water and soft commercial detergents. It is best to dry your shoes in the shade and without any artificial heat created by drying tools.
We love each and every pair of Suicoke sandals here at Incu. The easily adjustable VELCRO® straps and flexible, foam-rubber soles make these summer essentials a no brainer. Keep your eye out for restocks on our favourite black and white DEPA-Cab and WAS-V sandals, as well as new-season iterations of the PADRI slides in a range of colours. Shop the full range from Suicoke alongside styles from our top footwear brands like Nike Sportswear, Adidas and Comme des Garcons Play now at Incu.com.