ARE YOUR FEET READY FOR THE NEXT SNOW STORM?
We know you’ve tried on at least one pair of winter boots before. Try to forget about those for a second. FUBUKI Niseko are something different. When we say “light”, we mean light as in “people get a minor shock the first time they pick them up”. When we say resistant, we mean resistant as in “people with cold feet literally send us thank you notes”. When we say comfortable, we mean comfortable as in “people have a hard time taking them off”.
Niseko is something different. It’s the boot you’ve always looked for, yet, have never been able to find – until now. Get yours today and get ready for the next snow storm. Now available in high and low versions.
WARM, SUPER LIGHTWEIGHT, COMFORTABLE AND AVAILABLE IN AWESOME COLOURS
KEEP WARM AND COZY IN ALL YOUR WINTER PURSUITS
From après ski to winter camping, FUBUKI boots will keep your feet toasty and protected from the elements in style! Have some fun, slip on your FUBUKI boots.
The Swedish footwear brand has received lots of attention for its shockingly lightweight winter boots since its founding in 2019. Today, the company’s products are worn by a wide variety of people, ranging from skiers and fishers to movie directors and polar researchers. It’s clear that FUBUKI is causing a bit of a SNOW STORM in the winter boot world.
FUBUKI, the way people know it today, was founded in Stockholm, in late 2018, by two Swedish skiers/university students. 2018, however, was not the year things originally started. The idea behind the company was formed two years earlier when one of the two founders returned from a season-long ski trip to Niseko, Japan. Among the many things he had fallen in love with during the trip, the most noteworthy one was the orange rubber boots he had seen on the feet of the local mountain workers. In fact, his fascination for these boots, looks and function, immediately caused him to start working on his own version of them. When later joined by his partner in crime, it didn’t take long before FUBUKI was a fact. The name? Meaning “snowstorm” in Japanese, FUBUKI was an obvious pick.
The first Niseko model (now known as “the 1.0” or “the original”) had its first glimpse of daylight back in September, 2019. Although very much based on the looks of a traditional Japanese road worker boot, the model took the FUBUKI founders somewhere between six and eight months to develop. Roughly 50 designs and close to 200 different color codes went through the review process before the final decisions were put down on paper and sent over to the boot factory. Roughly twelve weeks later, the first (which later turned out to be the last) batch of Niseko 1.0 was done. The number? 1156 pairs.
Today, these 1156 pairs belong to a very special group of customers. At FUBUKI, we like to call them the front-runners. Without these people, FUBUKI would not be what it is today. If you read this and you are one of these people, we urge you to hang on to the pair you have in your possession. One day, you’ll know why.
All brands/shoe models are different when it comes to sizes. Please read this guide carefully before buying a pair of FUBUKI Niseko
The inner length of the boot is the exact measurement between the inner back and the inner front of the boot.
As a man, you might have to step up 1 size compared to your normal size. As a woman, you might have to step up 1-2 sizes compared to your normal size. Follow the size guide and we hope you’ll get it right. If you don’t know what size to pick, please follow the steps below:
1. Place a blank piece of paper on a flat surface, preferably pressed against a wall.
2. Stand on the paper with your heel touching the wall and place a mark at the tip of your longest toe.
3. Measure the distance between the edge of the paper and the mark you placed.
4. Look at the columns to the left in the size chart and pick the size that corresponds to the length of your feet.
**In case you fall in between two sizes, always pick the larger one.
The Coolest Pieces of Gear We Tested This Week Fubuki Boots
by Men’s Journal
What if we told you that there is a cozy slipper that you can wear in the middle of a snow storm and not get wet or cold? Well, there is, and although it comes in the form of a boot, don’t believe your eyes—we are convinced that these ridiculous looking boots are actually slippers! Fubuki which means snowstorm in Japanese, is the brain child of two Swedish skiers who fell “in love” with the orange rubber boots of the local mountain workers in Niseko. The two returned to Sweden and created Fubuki.
The NISEKO 2.0 feature a rubber cutter shell that has a superior grip sole. The inside of the boot is lined with a soft fuzzy polyester material that mimics lambs wool. The toe cap is made an Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) composite and is strong and stiff, making it durable and light.
But what really makes the Fubuki a glorified slipper is the weight. Although Fubuki doesn’t list the weight on their site, we weighed one smaller size boot at 516 grams, making it a manageable to boot to fly in with to remote locations or lodges. The NISEKO 2.0 comes in a variety of colors and is becoming very trendy (for good reason) in ski communities around the world. Best of all, the NISEKO 2.0 is priced lower than many other winter boots. We highly recommend that if you live in a cold, wet environment, you’ll be super pleased with these “slippers.”
—Kate Erwin, Men’s Journal contributor