Founded in 2016 by 21-year-old Austin Yule, a mechanical engineering student, Arc Originals is the only sneaker brand based in Scotland.
Like many, Yule soon realized that mechanical engineering was not the creative outlet he had hoped it would be. So, he invested in himself and gathered a small team of close friends to handle every area of the company, from shoe design to sample weartesting.
Arc Originals is a product of Aberdeen, Scotland. If that city sounds familiar it’s because world-renowned boutique Hanon calls it home. Inspired by the Scottish Highlands, and the Granite city (Aberdeen), Arc Originals is ready to launch its first sneaker: The Outset ‘Volume 1’.
The Outset ‘Volume 1’, the first colorway in a series of builds, will be limited to only 100 pairs. The trainer is dressed in a mix of moss green suede and bone grey knit to create a sneaker that uses contemporary technologies to achieve a classic aesthetic.
“We love ’80s and 90s runners as well as more modern silhouettes,” Austin told WearTesters. “I wanted to have a mixture of new and classic tech as I feel it works really nicely together, but overlays will always beat one piece uppers in my book.”
Blood orange hits the heel detailing and tongue logo, a nod to the autumn leaves, while the sneaker rides atop a white molded EVA midsole for lightweight comfort.
The Arc Originals The Outset ‘Volume 1’ launches on November 17 at 10 AM GMT (5 AM EST) for £95 (approx. $125). It will drop alongside a hoodie (£40) and t-shirt (£25) and be available exclusively at ArcOriginals.com.
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Source: Arc Originals