There is a certain sleekness about driving boots which makes them popular among the casual dandies who appreciate a fittingly-tailored silhouette. However, the usual racy shades used on driving boots (think red white and black with splashes of yellow here and there) makes them quite difficult to work with sophisticated pieces. visvim addresses the issue spot on with a new footwear style, the JC Driver-Folk. The slim boots take on the driving shoes silhouette with a tapered body and fitted ankle, and adds a vintage Western edge to them. The upper is crafted from a distressed burnished navy leather paired with tan accents in heel and thin soles. The JC Driver-Folk kills a few birds with one stone-- it contributes to the rare tonal navy shoe market, and it brings a learned vibe to the adrenaline-pumped classic. Subtle with an old-world refinement in a contemporary silhouette, the new JC-Driver Folk seems like a promising hit for those who enjoy progressive contemporary menswear a la Martin Margiela or Kris Van Assche. The new shoes are set to arrive at F.I.L. flagships on February 25.
Release Date: February 25th (Thursday)