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visvim - Spring/Summer 2010 - Skagway Denim

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visvim is all about exercising the balance of refinery and restrain. While the label's Native American inspired moccasin sneakers and chukka sneakers convey a more blatant sense of freedom, these new Skagway Denim sneakers are not quite the same. The new Skagway Denim sneakers are set to hit stores this Friday, and with contrasting patches of lace plackets, the off-white denim sneakers bear an uncanny resemblance to the straitjacket. Deliberately distressed and paired with off-white laces, these shoes look worn-in and even well, slightly abused. Feels like something Marin Margiela would have done, since Margiela had taken medical influences into his designs before, these are quite interesting for something as plain and simple as white hi-top sneakers. Bound to attract some interesting glances without having to be ostentatiously colorful, perhaps these will be the new rock-and-roll replacement for the black canvas Chucks. Also, these will be released with matching low-top models for those who like their ankles free.

Release Date: April 23rd (Friday)