ARKK Copenhagen is a Scandinavian sneaker brand that specializes in contemporary and luxe minimalist sneakers. Now, it’s jumping across the Atlantic to launch its U.S. webshop.
What many have come to love about ARKK Copenhagen — besides the brand’s philanthropic nature — is that its CEO Thomas Refdahl is an avid sneaker lover. He appreciates the culture, and in an open letter, he explained why now is the time to touch down in the U.S. and launch us.arkkcopenhagen.com.
“From the beginning, we always wanted to be in the US, the place where the modern sneaker culture started,” Refdahl wrote in a statement. “But we also wanted to make sure we were ready, that the time was right — we believe that time is now.”
“After growing and testing our products in Europe, the Middle East and Asia, we are thrilled to finally share our vision of Scandinavian sneaker design with America,” he continued. “Our focus on simplicity, materiality, and comfort means our sneakers are cleaner and slimmer on the foot than performance sneakers.”
If you’re interested in checking out a new sneaker brand, a piece from ARKK’s Pre Spring 2018 collection caught my eye. The Raven Mesh S-E15 Black Reflective ($130) is inspired by The Black Diamond Library in Slotsholmen — a stunning piece of architecture — and uses a neoprene and mesh build. Available in men’s and women’s, it features reflective ARKK logos and premium detailing at the heel tabs, tongues, side panels, lace tips, and insoles.
You can now browse ARKK Copenhagen’s U.S. webshop and get free shipping if you’re Stateside.
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Source: ARKK Copenhagen