With such a well-documented affinity for Japanese brands, it felt only natural for Garbstore to welcome cult-favourite Suicoke to our roster - and what time could be more appropriate than summer?
A Seasonal Essential
A design that has withstood the test of time, the humble sandal is a seasonal essential that’s indelibly tied to warm weather, sunny-day strolls, and even just keeping comfy indoors. So, following its inception in 2006, Tokyo-born Suicoke has built on its homeland’s innate love of such footwear, coming to be highly regarded for its consistent product offerings that seamlessly blend style and functionality.
Despite being fairly unknown outside of Japan for much of its early life, the enigmatic brand would soon gain recognition within the wider fashion landscape due to the appeal of innovative and recognizable silhouettes such as the MOTO Cab and Zavo - eventually earning high-profile collaborations with the likes of Stussy, Needles and Dr Martens.
This infiltration of the fashion world highlights not only the progressive, forward-thinking nature of the brand’s designs, but also the growing recognition of a need for versatile, all-rounded footwear; equally suitable for lounging poolside or taking a light hike.
Providing this versatility through updating more traditional designs with moulded Vibram footbeds, Velcro fastenings and webbing systems, Suicoke’s utilitarian take on warm-weather footwear has seen it carve out a niche as a more practical alternative to other premium labels - all the while remaining effortlessly stylish with a sleek and cohesive aesthetic that can go toe-to-toe with any designer logo prints.