First released in 2001, Visvim’s iconic FBT shoe perfectly embodies the cult Japanese brand’s aesthetic. It’s a blend of old and new, a moccasin-style upper on an athletic shoe midsole. A detail-rich sleek design, the FBT (named in reference to the ‘80s new wave pop band Fun Boy Three) features a hand-sewn suede upper, an EVA midsole, a TPU heel stabilizer and a Vibram outsole. The shoe is normally priced at $719, but if you shop now at online retailer End, you can get 35 percent off. The FBT is available in a range of sizes and comes in black, dark brown, sand and camel. Though pricey, it’s a worthy investment for the right person: an incredibly comfortable shoe with both quality construction and distinct style.
FBT (Black) by Visvim $469
FBT (Dark Brown) by Visvim $469
FBT (Sand) by Visvim $469
FBT (Camel) by Visvim $469
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