Virgil Boots - Folk Black

Virgil Boots - Folk Black

Regular price $1,311
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Since its founding 2001, designer Hiroki Nakamura's Visvim has built an extremely dedicated cult following. With a laser focus on crafting unique and high quality "future vintage" garments, Visvim has gained international acclaim over the past two decades for their unique perspective and exceptional design.

Not limited strictly to workwear or couture, they produce Folkwear, inspired by regional and historical manufacturing techniques from mud-dyeing to crocheting, with collections that build off of each previous year and develop holistically, season after season.

One of their most iconic styles, Visvim's Virgil Boots are a perfect example of their ethos in action. Handsome and powerful even before you put them on, their character is immediately apparent, and will continue to grow and develop with wear. They're exceptionally comfortable, with soft leather uppers, a plush Vibram sole, and the signature TPU heel stabilizer.

Made from a vegetable tanned French calfskin, the leather features a surface level black dye and brown tea core, with subtle hand-patinated sections that will become more prominent over time, as the leather wears in. Calfskin leathers are both dense and supple, requiring little time or effort to break-in and softening (even more) with wear.

They're just as impressive internally as they are aesthetically, with an undyed natural leather lining, full cork and leather insole, and plush EVA midsole. Like the uppers, they break-in quickly, with all these internal details forming to the shape of your foot as you wear them. Like any good pair of boots, these are built with a fully recraftable 270 degree goodyear welt, that can be maintained or rebuilt by any skilled cobbler.

The trims are unsurprisingly also stellar, from the multiple rows of extremely precise, high-SPI (that's stitches-per-inch) sewing across the uppers, to the solid brass eyelets and speedhooks (5 and 3, respectively), to the waxed cotton laces and woven Visvim labels sewn into the tongue - nothing has been forgotten or neglected.

Fits true to Brannock size for the best fit. Additional fit info available in the sizing tab.

  • Vegetable-tanned calfskin leather from France
  • Hand patinated uppers
  • Tea core leather
  • Undyed leather lining
  • EVA midsole
  • Vibram outsole
  • TPU (thermoplasic polyurethane) heel stabilizer
  • Cork + natural leather insole
  • Brass hardware
  • 5 eyelet + 3 speed hooks
  • Waxed woven laces
  • 270 degree flat welt construction
  • Two-tone high SPI (stitch-per-inch) upper sewing
  • Multi-row stitching
  • Custom woven labels
  • True to Brannock size
  • Imported
  • Designed in Japan

If you have any questions about sizing, or are unsure of your size, please contact us before ordering.

Our sizing recommendations

Contrary to most other heritage-style boots, the Virgil Boots, with their almond-shaped toes and rounded heel, fit true to Brannock size. Those with wide or particularly high volume feet may want to size up 0.5 size from their Brannock measurement for the ideal fit.

  • C-Width narrow and low volume feet:
    • True to Brannock (same size as your Brannock measurement) for the best fit
  • D-Width and average volume feet:
    • True to Brannock (same size as your Brannock measurement) for the best fit
  • E width wide and high volume feet:
    • 0.5 size larger than Brannock for the best fit

Due to USPS service delays, we are shipping most USA orders via UPS Ground until further notice. If you prefer to have your order shipped with USPS, please contact us and we will do our best to accommodate you.


  • Bandanas, Patches, T-Shirts, Socks, & Hats - $5 via USPS First Class Mail
  • Curbside pickup: Free
  • Orders $300 and over - Free shipping via UPS Ground
  • Orders under $300 - $12 shipping via UPS Ground
  • Expedited Shipping (1 - 2 business days) via UPS - $40


Canada Shipping - Orders under $400

  • USPS First Class (10 - 15 business days)  - $18
  • USPS Priority Mail (5 - 10 business days) - $35
  • DHL Express (2-3 business days) - $55

Canada Shipping - Orders over $400
DHL Express (1-3 business days) - $50

Rest of World Shipping
DHL Express (2-4 business days) - $55

We want you to be comfortable shopping with us online without being able to touch the product.

  • Before you purchase, please check the size charts we provide against your favorite garments.
  • Exchanges or returns for store credit will be accepted on full-price items within 14 days of delivery (as verified by courier)
  • Items sold on sale or discount are final sale, no returns or exchanges.
  • Items must be in original condition with all tags attached.
  • Items that have been washed, hemmed, altered, or excessively worn cannot be returned.
  • All return and exchange shipping costs are your responsibility
  • We will process all returns within 3 business days of receipt
  • Our team will acknowledge receipt and action take with your return
  • Full terms and conditions are here.
  • If you have questions at any time you can reach us at or use our contact form, or phone us at 510-373-9696.


For customers in the USA, please go to our returns portal at for any returns excluding leather jackets and footwear. There is no need to contact us directly once you initiate a return via the portal.

If you need to return or exchange a leather jacket or footwear, please e-mail Please include your order number and tell us if you'd like to make an exchange or return for store credit.

For international returns, e-mail Please include your order number and tell us if you'd like to make an exchange or return for store credit.

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