I have thoroughly enjoyed the last three weeks I’ve spent wearing the ARKK Copenhagen Raven FG 2.0 S-E15 ‘Disrupted Roebuck’.
Minimalism is what informs the ARKK Copenhagen Raven and that’s abundantly clear when you take it out of the box. It is extremely lightweight, mainly because the sneaker is constructed from a very thin knit upper that prioritizes breathability and stretch.
ARKK Copenhagen’s naming schema can be a bit confusing so here’s a quick breakdown: the tooling the Raven rides atop is called the STABLE-E15 outsole (S-E15 for short), and the upper is ARKK’s FutureGrid 2.0 skeleton structure.
The tooling is firm and thin, but it’s supportive — and there’s some bounce to it. Underfoot, the shoe was just as comfortable at the beginning of a day as it was by the end of the day, six miles later (according to my fitness tracker).
If you don’t get your correct size — I suggest going true to size or down a half size — the upper can be a bit roomy because of how thin it is. You can tighten the laces, but that really messes with the seamless look of the knit, so get your correct size and the thin heel cup should keep your fit right.
I love the ARKK Copenhagen Raven because it stands out in an era of knit sneakers. The Raven can be flaunted with an outfit that accentuates the sneaker, like a tapered pant or shorts, or fly under the radar with regular jeans. After three weeks of wear the shoe looks brand new besides for compression lines in the midsole. I can’t wait to try more ARKK silhouettes like the Scorpitex and Spyqon.
Pictured here are the men’s ARKK Copenhagen Raven FG 2.0 S-E15 ‘Disrupted Roebuck’ and women’s exclusive Raven FG 2.0 S-E15 ‘Disrupted Peach’. Both retail for $145 each and are available now at arkkcopenhagen.com with free shipping.
Thank you to ARKK Copenhagen for making this review possible.
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