Classic Workwear and inspiration from Eastern Asian street-style are prevalent in the development of contemporary streetwear and modern menswear, which is something perfectly represented in the collaboration between US-based heritage company Carhartt WIP and Japan-based footwear brand Suicoke, who have made waves in the fashion world with their experimental take on slides, sandals and outdoor-friendly footwear.
Two classic silhouettes are taken from Suicoke’s repertoire, infused with Carhartt WIP’s utilitarian take on sturdy materials and timeless branding. The first is a luxurious slide, the MOTO, which features an upper crafted with two durable materials Carhartt WIP has championed in their apparel: Dearborn Canvas and corduroy. Embroidered Carhartt WIP logos and a woven Suicoke logo decorate the dual nylon touch-fastened straps, with Suicoke’s comfortably shaped footbed and EVA cushioned midsole underneath. A rubber sole provides grip to the lightweight slide, making these ideal for indoor daily wear, or outdoors on a dry day.
The second silhouette of choice is the DEPA, an ultra-lightweight sandal featuring an upper made up of durable nylon straps with neoprene padding and plastic attachment rings, also sporting a repeated woven Carhartt WIP logo alongside a woven Suicoke tab. A foot-friendly shaped footbed and EVA midsole, alongside a rubber outsole keeps things consistent for all-day wear.