Collaborations with Samuel Ross’ Concrete Objects, Tyler, the Creator, and Aimé Leon Dore, are just some of the ways that Japanese sandal brand Suicoke has dominated the streetwear universe in recent times. Known for its fashion-forward takes on functional house shoes, its latest output is some of its greatest yet, and here we’re narrowing down some essential choices for anyone considering making the investment.
Having begun rather incongruously in 2006 with small accessories and hand-painted Russian dolls, Suicoke is now immersed and established pretty exclusively in utilitarian footwear. Most recently, the brand’s latest ongoing collaborative sandals with New York label John Elliott may have slid onto your radar — a signature MOTO slide in three colorways; some of which have made our selection below.
And, though the now sold out Concrete Objects collab remains a firm favorite of ours, exciting aesthetics come from the label’s brown GGA-VNU and olive green KISEE-V models. Meanwhile, super fashion-forward silhouettes come from its white BOAK-V — which incorporates a higher ankle strap with molded Vibram tech in its footbed and sole — and 1.5″ platform KISEE-VPO in black.