After making a name for themselves with sleek, tech wear-inspired sneakers, ARKK Copenhagen now introduces a rather different new silhouette. The ARKK Copenhagen Kanetyk Suede W13 draws inspirations from bulky 90s models.
In an effort of Nordic Maximalism, the shoe notably strays away from ARKK’s usual design language. Instead of slim shapes and subtle colors, the Kanetyk Suede W13 opts for a bold look with bright neon accents. “The Kanetyk is the perfect sneaker for us to launch at the beginning of 2019,” says ARKK CEO Thomas Refdahl. “For us, this year is all about showing the world another side of ARKK — brighter colors, new sole units, all new silhouettes, and some truly groundbreaking designs.” The Kanetyk, says Refdahl, “is just the first part of this new chapter for ARKK, a sneak peek of what’s to come for the brand this year.”
ARKK first revealed a sneak peek of the Kanetyk during Copenhagen Fashion Week in 2018. Creative Director Kasper Høj Rasmussen said the feedback online and in person was overwhelming: “People kept stopping us in the street and asking about the Kanetyk, they wanted to see it up close and, of course, they were surprised that ARKK was bringing these neon colors in.”
But of course, the brand doesn’t throw their core strengths over board. The custom Nordic details and ARKK’s eye for detail make the shoe a worthy addition to the label’s impressive sneaker line-up. The Kanetyk uses hybrid mesh and suede upper with precision stitching throughout, while a cushioned heel pad and
WAVE13sole unit provide great wearing comfort. Embroidered ARKK logos and heavy duty hiking laces with neon lace tips finalize the design.
Release Details – ARKK Copenhagen Kanetyk Suede W13 Ash Neon Lime
The ARKK Copenhagen Kanetyk Suede W13 Ash Neon Lime is now available exclusively at Overkill. The shoe retails for 140 €.
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