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Fulham Suede

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The Fulham Suede is a minimalist version of the iconic Chelsea boot, suitable for the winter season and with a versatile design that looks great in many outfits.

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Pretty good minimalist standards

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Manufacture Short Description

The iconic Chelsea boot, reimagined for the everyday sensory-seeker! Our Fulham is a staple piece in every barefooter’s wardrobe. Providing true minimalist style, this boot is designed to be worn from the office to the great outdoors.

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Review Summary

If you’re looking for the minimalist version of the iconic Chelsea boot, then the Fulham Suede is a suitable choice. These boots are great for the winter season with their thermal insole and hex-flex outsole, which maintains good traction and grip wherever you walk on. It’s got completely flat and flexible soles that give you an excellent ground feel without compromising style.

  • PROS
  • Thin and flexible sole with a. lot of ground feel
  • Attractive style that goes with many outfits
  • No break-in period and feels comfortable instantly
  • Slightly wider design for medium-wide feet
  • Made of sturdy materials and construction to last long

 

  • CONS
  • The women’s version has a narrow opening
  • More suitable for casual walks on grass and pavements, not for hikes
  • Heel cup might rub on the ankles

Detailed Review

The Fulham Suede are Chelsea-style-inspired boots, stylish and go with most outfits, making them great for casual wear. It’s a rugged boot with good traction, preventing slips and falls when walking on slippery surfaces even with its thin and flexible soles, which offer a great ground feel. Made from local leather in Portugal, the Fulham Suede is built to last long and has features desired in minimalist and barefoot boots. 

 

The Material

Vivobarefoot Fulham Suede boots are made from renewable natural materials in Porto, Portugal. The Suede version is one of the three types of Vivobarefoot Fulham boots available, the other two being made of Nubuck and smooth leather. You can find the other types of Vivobarefoot Fulham models here.

The boots also feature Vivobarefoot’s hex-flex sole, which gives the Fulham Suede and your feet optimum grip and ground feel for a positive barefoot experience. Its hexagon outsole, looking similar to a honeycomb, is 3mm thick, which helps maintain traction over various surfaces.

Made of non-slip rubber, the outsole is very thin and said to have a puncture-resistant layer that offers five times more puncture resistance compared to standard soles with a similar thickness. That said, its thin sole still encourages a lot of ground feel so you can enjoy minimalist walking.

Fulham Suede reviews note that the outsole is a bit sticky and offers decent traction, but not to the levels of snow or hiking boots. They work best on wet grass or pavement, suitable for walks in the park or out in the busy city.

 

Barefoot Feel

The Fulham Suede’s interiors are entirely lined with leather for ultimate comfort. It feels soft and breathable on the feet. You also receive a removable Outlast Thermal insole with the boots to keep your feet warm as needed.

The Vivobarefoot Outlast Thermal Insole is made with temperature-regulating technology. It can absorb, store, and release heat whenever your feet experience a temperature change. As a result, you receive improved comfort wherever and whenever you use the boots.  

You can remove the insole for a more barefoot feel and if you need extra space. Without the insole, the Fulham Suede is only 5mm thick, and take note that it will get cold quickly during the cooler season! However, the insoles wear out a bit quicker than the boots, so it’s best to either replace the insole or you can do without one.

The elastic panels are soft and flexible yet look durable. Compared to previous Vivobarefoot Fulham models, the elastics of these boots are better and are less inclined to warp and stretch over time. Its rubber outsole is flexible and can be rolled into a ball, going back to shape correctly.

 

Fit and Sizing

The Fulham Suede boots have a nice contour, which gives them a clean silhouette while fitting snugly. However, those with sensitive heels may find the heel cup uncomfortable, as it rubs their ankles. You can use a heel cushion or felt inserts to help with that.

As for the sizing, these boots remain consistent with the other Vivobarefoot boot models. But compared to the older version, the updated Fulham Suede boots are now a bit wider, which adds to its comfort, especially those with wider feet. Generally, Vivobarefoot runs true to size for medium and medium-wide feet with a lower to average instep (arch height).

While the toe area is wider, the Fulham Suede’s ankle openings are a bit narrow. It may be more suitable for low-volume feet than those with thicker ankles and high-volume feet. The elastics leather does have a bit of stretchiness, so it helps with putting the boots on, but it still might be too narrow for others.

Reviewers have suggested getting the Vivobarefoot Fulham Suede men’s version to accommodate wider feet and ankles to wear or take off quickly. Unfortunately, the updated model only offers the Vivobarefoot Fulham ladies and kids versions. 

 

Care Guide

Caring for your Fulham Suedes is relatively easy, as long as they go through regular cleaning and maintenance. Leather should be treated before wearing them and every week or so.

Start by removing any mud and dirt from the Fulham Suede using a clean brush, then wipe it with a warm, damp cloth. Afterward, massage a high-quality wax or balsam for leather, massaging it generously into your boots. Leave the boots with the wax overnight and buff them using a dusting cloth for a nice glow.

Once done, apply a leather protection product to keep your boots away from mud, dirt, and water on your next walk.

 

Beautiful Style

The Fulham Suede has a rich and luxurious design similar to the iconic Chelsea boot that grew in popularity in the 50s to 60s. The black Fulham Suedes have a classy look, which makes it an attractive dress boot. It matches dresses, pants, skirts, leggings, and a lot more!

Besides this, they are also easy to pull on or take off with the heel tab, so it becomes more convenient to wear.

 

Final Call

The Fulham Suede boots are a great choice if you want an all-around boot that looks great in just about any outfit. With good traction, barefoot feel, and durability to last for years, many will love wearing them for their next day out.

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FAQ

What were the materials used?

The Fulham Suede boots are made in Porto, Portugal, using renewable natural materials.

How to take care of the shoes?

The key to caring for your Fulham Suede boots is to store them properly and clean them regularly. When storing your boots, avoid keeping them in sunny areas or rooms close to heat sources. Furthermore, always clean your boots after every few days or weeks, depending on the dust and stains it has incurred while you used them.

How are the color and styling?

The boots come in all black, taking on the classic Chelsea boot design. The smooth, shiny black boots exude style and can be worn with various outfits and events.

Is the Fulham Suede properly cushioned?

These boots don’t have much cushion in them other than the cushioning from its removable insole. This is meant to give you a more barefoot feel. Its outsole provides enough protection from the ground, though.

How is the sole?

The boots have a unique hexagon-design outsole meant to improve traction and grip over slippery surfaces. It also comes with a removable insole, which is thin and flexible while providing an adequate ground feel.

Where can I buy the Fulham Suede?

You can purchase the Fulham Suede boots from the Vivobarefoot website and on Amazon.com. We make sure to update the details and prices regularly for your convenience. Also, take note that we use affiliate links to earn a small commission. You can read more about the affiliate disclosure.

Specs

Brand Vivobarefoot
Model Fulham Suede
Style Shoes
Activity Type Casual,Daily Use
Terrain Urban / Road
Eco Friendly Sustainable Materials
Design Casual, Elegant, Boots
Materials Leather, Suede
Season All Year
Sole Attributes Enhanced Grip, Enhanced Traction, Puncture-Proof, Slip Resistant
Water Protection Breathable
Weight 189g 42 women's
Width
Heel Toe Drop 0

Manufacture Short Description

The iconic Chelsea boot, reimagined for the everyday sensory-seeker! Our Fulham is a staple piece in every barefooter’s wardrobe. Providing true minimalist style, this boot is designed to be worn from the office to the great outdoors.

Manufacture Full Description

A STAPLE PIECE IN EVERY BAREFOOTER’S WARDROBE
Made in Portugal using local leather, the Fulham is our take on the classic Chelsea boot, adapted to the barefoot lifestyle.
Stitched onto our hex-flex outsole, this boot is tough yet flexible, and maintains traction over cold surfaces.
Designed for comfort, the elastic panels allows for easy foot entry.
Featuring a leather lining and a removable thermal insole, the Fulham is ideal for year-round wear.
EVERYDAY LIFESTYLE OUTSOLE

Light, flexible, grippy and durable outsole. This is pure, everyday sensory clarity for your feet.

HAND CUT

Traditionally crafted leather uppers, artisanally stitched for quality and durability.

LEATHER UPPER

This shoe features leather in its design and construction.

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Manufacture Full Description

A STAPLE PIECE IN EVERY BAREFOOTER’S WARDROBE
Made in Portugal using local leather, the Fulham is our take on the classic Chelsea boot, adapted to the barefoot lifestyle.
Stitched onto our hex-flex outsole, this boot is tough yet flexible, and maintains traction over cold surfaces.
Designed for comfort, the elastic panels allows for easy foot entry.
Featuring a leather lining and a removable thermal insole, the Fulham is ideal for year-round wear.
EVERYDAY LIFESTYLE OUTSOLE

Light, flexible, grippy and durable outsole. This is pure, everyday sensory clarity for your feet.

HAND CUT

Traditionally crafted leather uppers, artisanally stitched for quality and durability.

LEATHER UPPER

This shoe features leather in its design and construction.

Expert reviews

Specs

Brand Vivobarefoot
Model Fulham Suede
Style Shoes
Activity Type Casual,Daily Use
Terrain Urban / Road
Eco Friendly Sustainable Materials
Design Casual, Elegant, Boots
Materials Leather, Suede
Season All Year
Sole Attributes Enhanced Grip, Enhanced Traction, Puncture-Proof, Slip Resistant
Water Protection Breathable
Weight 189g 42 women's
Width
Heel Toe Drop 0

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