Furoshiki Classic Shearling 2017 Edition




Vibram Furoshiki: The wrapping sole for everywhere you go, and everything you do! 

New for fall 2017!  The Classic Shearling Unisex Mid Furoshiki Boot from Vibram is slightly revamped and better than ever! We listened to you, our consumer, and are now offering this in the ever popular traditional Brown! 

Our latest and greatest innovation in alternative footwear! Take it Everywhere ... for everywhere you go and everything you do, there's Furoshiki!

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I just wanted to update my earlier review. I have worn these nonstop since buying them Cyber Monday: to work, around town, in the woods. It is true love. They kept me warm the two recent days we hit -2 degrees F with no issues- even insulated boots used to make my toes cold. I have tried both Katona's microspikes and YakTraks. I would have to say that though I prefer microspikes historically, the YakTraks are probably better suited for these overall. The microspikes have more tension which does limit your toe motion and can make your toes cold and cause super slight pressure soreness on a random toe. I will probably tinker with traction ideas. The old school leather buckle crampons would be better than anything g relying on tension and a structured shoe base. Also these still look great even after significant salt exposure over the past week. I do brush the snow off the ties when I come in. Thank you, Vibram! Even have done a little trail running in these. I have learned from trying the felt boots that the shearling is a great benefit if you fell between sizes and want to size up. With a good medium or heavy wool sock, needed for those subzero days to be cozy, they have been perfect.

Upstate NY


Love these, overall.


They are very soft and comfy. The suggestions say to size up but I found these to be WAY ROOMIER than my old Furoshiki classic shearling mid-boots and high boots. I wear a 5.5 wide so I wear an XS in Furoshikis. These have room to tuck my jeans in; last year's models are way snugger and I could barely get the high boots around my bare leg without velcro showing. Overall, I am very pleased with them. My one disappointment is they say "dry clean only" (who dry cleans a boot?) and I am accustomed to throwing all my Vibrams in the washing machine.

Dallas, TX


Love them


I could not stand another winter in boots/shoes that make my feet feel like concrete blocks. Virbams are the only footwear that make me and my feet happy. These were adorable so I decided to give them a try. Very happy! It is snowing lightly out today and I did a lunchtime hike in the woods with them and my toes were perfectly toasty. Have been wearing them at work all day, and they are warm for that, but that is okay. They are super cute and have received compliments. My only complaint would be I fall in between sizes (always happens with me) so I went up to fit thick socks in. I will probably buy a second pair in black and try that in the size down as I could see alternating sizes depending on temps/activities. Possibly related, I would like to tighten them up more than the Velcro placing allows, but this is always a problem with me as I have narrow feet and ankles. Thank you, thank you Vibram!

Upstate NY


I am on Vibram looking for another pair right now.


I now live in Alaska and needed something more than toe shoes for the winter. I have purchased several pairs of boots/shoes, in town, with the same aching feet results...thought I would give these a try. It was zero degrees today and has not been over 10 degrees since I have been wearing them. I do use socks with them. I have been warm the whole time. I would not use them for hikes or extended periods of time, but from here to there or short stints they are great...even in the snow. I was worried they would allow snow in, my feet have stayed dry. I am going to get a pair that is water proof. My feet do not kill me at the end of the day either.😊

North Pole, Alaska


Great boots!


I purchased the original furoshiki boots because I was looking for something to keep my feet warm that was zero drop and lightweight. After wearing them for a whole winter in the northeast I was excited to see the updated version from Vibram. I got the basic shearling boots and they're even better than the originals. The lining is much softer and the elastic added to the velcro straps is a nice touch (even on my narrow and small-ish feet I had to stretch the previous boots pretty tight and sometimes the velcro came undone). I like the tan color better than the black or brown colors offered last year. I'm excited to wear these this winter! They are not super warm if you're standing in snow for long periods (the sole is thin, which is mostly a pro). And they aren't water proof because of the wrapping thing. I mostly wear them to drive to work and walk through the snowy parking lot, and on errands on the weekends and they're perfect for that.

upstate New York



5.0 5




Classic Shearling

Style and Safety Around The Street. This is XS City.

  • Distinguished Grip in Urban Environments.
  • Safe walking on wet surfaces.
  • Optimal compromise between durabiity and grip for modern day performance.


XS City

  • Maximum Anti-Slip on Urban Wet Surfaces such as sidewalks and concrete
  • Formulated to provide the best grip on typical city streets
  • High level grip on wet allows a safe walk even on smooth marble and metallic floors. 
  • Provides good cushioning level for comfort during city strolls.

Additional Information


A new Color Addition to our Original Furoshiki Boot Collection for 2017! The Classic Shearling Mid Boot is your classic sheepskin boot.  These types of boots have been worn in colder climates since at least 500 B.C. The Shearling Boot traps air against the body, while at the same time adding insulation.  Best worn as an everyday option, can dress up or dress down. 

  • Upper Material:  Eco Suede, Eco Fur Lining
  • Outsole: XS City
  • 100% Synthetic


*Please note: The Shearling Boot can be a little more snug due to the nature of the fabrics, and being lined. Sizing up may give your foot more space, especially if you wear your original Furoshiki snug already.

Planning on a nice cozy sock for added warmth? Then size up!