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Visvim Skagway Estlin

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—01. Canvas Upper.
—02. Leather Trim.

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It's those simple items that have the most wear-ability, easily interchangeable between any outfit in any season. The Skagway Estlin is that shoe for me. It's accessible and it's not overly detailed. I appreciate the classic model made well and Visvim produces a great version here.

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Reader Comments (20)

Although I appreciate the design & quality of the 2 models of Skagways, the price tag will surely be out of my range and make converse chucks or purcells my go to in vulcanized classic sneakers. With my trusty Air Max 1s on deck to help change things up.
January 11, 2012 | Unregistered Commenter2D
"accessible" at $388.
January 11, 2012 | Unregistered Commenteradam
Every post on a Visvim product = In excess of 9000 Visvim is overpriced whiners.
January 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterUncle Jimbo
I've bought Yuketen boots that were priced at $500 and didn't blink an eye. But Visvim products are a bit over priced when you can buy products of equal or better quality for either the same price or less.

So Uncle Jimbo, I'm not whining cuz I can definitely afford Visvim, but just choose not to buy it due to it being over priced.

1 thing I see happening with Visvim buyers is that after they wear the item, they end up reselling it. 70% of Visvim items could not be considered classic, staple pieces since they end up being re-sold instead of maintaining a spot in closets & drawers.
January 11, 2012 | Unregistered Commenter2D
it's probably because it's actually overpriced
January 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSorrybut
...by kids for kids.
January 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBrian Braddock
Yeah, I like visvim products as much as anyone else, but they price their stuff double of what it should cost. They should consider if their market should only be the extremely wealthy.
January 11, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterri
I agree 100% Sorrybut & Ri.
January 12, 2012 | Unregistered Commenter2D
@ 2D...spot on mate.

like you, i also bought a pair of yuketen boots. i have no problm paying for quality that will last. visvim simply isn't worth the money.
January 12, 2012 | Unregistered Commenteradam
Purely adolescent fare. Can we get some candid writing on Dieter Rams instead? I'm dying to hear how you discovered him!
January 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBuck The Hamsta
Is it just me or does these shoes look cheap? Would anyone buy them if they weren't Visvim, and they only cost $75 ?
(not disputing the quality etc.)
January 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKen P
I wonder if Visvim actually sells that much...
January 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSorrybut
it's true they look like something a bit eurotrash that you would find in a mall
January 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSorrybut
These sneakers are one of visvim's nicest products. The white sole contrasted with the black canvas and leather uppers looks particularly nice, making these an affordable and wearable staple you can wear all-year round.
January 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterUncle Jimbo
Uncle Jimbo likes the black and white ones.
January 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBrian Braddock
Uncle Jimbo : same goes with tons of black and White sneakers that don't make you go bankrupt.
January 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSorryBut
I agree with SorryBut. These aren't any better than any other Black/White basic sneaker out there. I could buy 8 pairs of purcells. 8 pairs of Nike blazer/all courts. Or splurge on some Clot Converse and I would still end up on top.

For some reason, these look really heavy for vulcanized sneakers. the mid-soles look extra chunky....maybe that's why Visvim think that they can charge more.
January 15, 2012 | Unregistered Commenter2D
Do any of you actually work in the apparel industry? Do any of you even know what it takes to produce a product.?

My guess is, no.

Visvim produces some of the highest quality products on the market, from incredibly sourced materials. If you knew what went into getting the end result of a shoe, shirt, jacket etc you'd understand their construction, quality and attention to detail - you'd also have an idea of their margin... and well, if you don't know what margin is/how it relates to clothing, you're way off.

Visvim products are worth the coin.
January 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJohn
John. My beef is not with the price, but the design. These particular shoes look "cheap" in lack of a better word.
January 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKen P
is it overpriced? yes.
is it quality? yes.

i own a pair of this fall's serra boots and the leather and construction are seriously amazing. (they're too small tho so i never get to wear them... anybody want a size 8?) i also own a pair of yuketen maine guide boots and i would say the exact same thing about them as well. i would guess that yuk's are much more "reasonably" priced than visvim's but when you're already dropping 600 on kicks i think u've already decided price isn't that much of an issue anymore.

now as far as these skagways, i've seen them in person and they don't look cheap like a lot of ppl are saying. the leather's nice and the canvas is definitely high grade. now, is it worth close to $400? can't say, but it's most def a top quality sneaker.
January 17, 2012 | Unregistered Commentergrease

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