Sa-Me Black


4.58 out of 5 based on 12 customer ratings
(12 customer reviews)

SA-ME – Light weight, all purpose, easy-to-wear shoe. Originally designed as a working shoe, equipped with a double velcro system for maximum fit and flexibility. Cotton with a hard rubber sole and a metal front cap.



Take a look at the Sa-Me from FUGU. Constructed from breathable cotton canvas with a recycled hard rubber slip resistant sole, these Japanese shoes are nice to wear and nice to look at. Don’t let their light weight fool you, these lace-less vegan shoes are fierce, perfect for any terrain and can take whatever you’re dishing out.


EU37 – JP23.5, EU38 – JP24, EU38.5 – JP24.5, EU39 – JP25, EU40 –JP25.5, EU41 – JP26, EU42 – JP26.5, EU43 – JP27, EU44 – JP28, EU45.5 – JP29, EU47 – JP30


12 reviews for Sa-Me Black

  1. 5 out of 5

    An awesome looking shoe that makes any outfit look fantastic! Made of a sturdy and thick canvas material, which I have cleaned numerous times and still hasn’t faded. A super fast and easy method of putting them on, they also have a steel toe which helps the shoe maintain it’s shape very well, but also makes sure you can’t even feel when somebody accidentally steps on your toes. Moreover, the weight of the shoe is still light considering.

    The team at Fugu were nothing short of utterly and overly helpful and very pleasant to deal with. Nothing was ever an issue, rather they always tried to accommodate to every question. Super prompt email replies, always ended with a smile, their customer service is on point. Even down to the way the package looked once it arrived; wrapped carefully and beautifully, with a few added bonuses in there, which was a lovely surprise.

    I have nothing short of excellent to say about Fugu, and I would recommend them as a company, as people, and for the product.

    Much thanks once again and all the best!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Wide Toe Like a Gym Shoe.

    Wide toe box is great for my bunion. Doesn’t sound pretty but hey that’s life. I ordered my standard shoe size and their size to match included a half size larger. Foot has room for a standard & thick outdoor sock. Can roll down sturdy canvas sides to create a different look. I like the inserts, a little arch support, feels comfortable.Thick sole for protection against sharp thorns, stones, flexes easier than my Ahnu hiking shoes. Sole has 1″ rubber edge so good for little-wet pavement. Velcro straps sturdy and adjustable great for my skinny ankles. There is a pad sewn inside for outside ankle bone to prevent rubbing. I purchased to take to warm weather vacation locations for walking casual hikes and streetwear. Can wear with longer skirt, hiking pants/shorts. Easy to slip on and off. Looks like I can machine wash them (remove inserts) and air dry, perfect. Will use everyday.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Functional, great support, and still fashionable!

    Absolutely fantastic!!! I was looking for a pair of shoes that resembled boots, but that you could also use for light running and hiking, all the while staying fashionable.
    These are EXACTLY what I wanted!
    I used some paints to spruce them up a bit but, wow! I am blown away by how perfect they are!
    They have decent support but come with inserts and they feel great!
    They fit perfectly too!
    My only thing I would point out is that the cuffs are shorter than the pictures make them appear (in my eyes at least) , but they are still plenty tall!

    Gosh, seriously will be ordering these again when my first pair goes out.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Very comfortable and durable. Steel toes have saved my feet several times. I’m vegan and work in construction, these boots are great.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Extremely comfortable shoes from day one. The size chart was extremely helpful. Generally always got problem with size, those are perfect. Would recommend them to anyone. Prompt delivery and lovely packaging. Many thanks .

  6. (verified owner)

    3 out of 5

    I didn’t want to write this review, but I think it will help you to make your shoes a bit better.
    I work on the roof and I always search for a good safety shoes especially with good design (Thats why I liked your brand). But there are a few things that I would like to tell you about.
    The base is realy thin that I can feel every little stone, screw, rib (profiled roof). I’ve been using your shoes for already one week and my feet are dying =((
    Metal ring (where the strap goes in) rotates all the time and I can’t close the strap fully enough, feels loose on foot.
    And the last one is about size. Maybe I wan’t lucky enough =(( But I got my size as it’s shown on video (27.5) and odered 28. Thought that with socks should be ok. But my foot slides forward and backwards. I measured it from the inside and you can wear it on 29 cm foot xDD.
    If you would work on your product a bit more, I would buy it again, because I liked your design…It’s so nice and simple. But hurts my feet.
    Ok, I would even buy it If you make it with way thicker base. I wouldn’t even care about those rings and would oder it 26 probably =)))
    But yeah…anyway it is what it is.
    PS: sorry for my english =(

  7. 4 out of 5

    When I first bought these boots I must admit I was rather disappointed. I didn’t like how they felt at all, and left them unworn for quite some time. But, I finally gave them a go. They’re actually extremely comfortable. I wear these at work, where I must walk five or six miles per shift. Definitely the most comfortable work footwear I’ve had. Unfortunately, The heels have now worn away. Time to order another pair.

  8. 5 out of 5

    I wear only barefoot/minimalist shoes and needed a steel toe boot but hated the bulky arched type of shoes you always find in the market when I discovered these shoes I bought a pair right away and am way beyond satisfied with these. They fit perfect and feel great I removed the insoles that come in the shoe for a more barefoot feel and love them Im going to buy more pairs to collect and use

  9. 4 out of 5

    I like the concept of these shoes. The materials are vegan and the style is fashionably old school. Only drew back is not much of arch support, which is a easy fix with an additional insert.

  10. (verified owner)

    4 out of 5

    I ordered my pair in a 26.5 which is my usual aide and they did feel a bit small so I’d recommend buying half a size up in the future but besides that I adore my shoes! They’re incredibley comfy, especially with the added soles that came with the box.

    The packaging is delightful. They’re easy to put on and the velcro strap is tough. They look great too which is an added bonus. I’m hoping to return mine and get a slightly bigger size but I know once they fit better they’re hiking to be my favourite shoes.

  11. Thank you!
    Iv contact you through Email for exchange options,

    Best wishes

  12. (verified owner)

    5 out of 5

    I was a little hesitant about buying these shoes, but it was the best decision I could have made. A barefoot / minimalist style work shoe was exactly what I was looking for. They’re comfortable and stylish; will be buying more. Thank you.

  13. (verified owner)

    5 out of 5

    Shipment was in 2 days ! 10/10
    The shoes, for real. I am 29 and this is the first day in my life I have put on shoes that fit me this well.
    I have been carrying 42EU sized shoes as long as I remember, apparently my foot size is 40, as I found out using the Japanese method of measuring. So I got the 25.5 (0.5 cm more). and this was a good choice. They walk amazing since min 1, look amazing. have a hard nose but unlike any other steel nose shoe, these are not uncomfortable until you wear them out. they actually fit me well and I have bear/flat feet.

    The only downside from the entire order to my home would be the extra tax costs, but Fugu cant do anything about that so I will send my anger to the people at the border ahaha.

    Suuuuper happy.

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The length of the red line in Centimeters is your actual Japanese shoe size.

If you want to know the exact length of your new shoe, simply measure as in this example (diagonal line and not a straight line) and match it to the closest Japanese shoe size. VERY IMPORTANT: Measure both legs and use the longest line you get as your guide for your shoe size. It is also better to measure twice to make sure you didn’t miss your measurements. Example: if your red line is 24cm on your left foot and 24.5cm on your right foot, you should get the JP24.5 shoe size. Japanese Shoe Size Conversion Chart US/UK
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