Combining a sleek, sock-like FutureGrid upper with the sculptural WAVE13 sole unit and Boa’s® adaptive click-to-tie lacing system, the all new Hypertrex is unquestionably ARKK’s most futuristic sneaker to date. Deceptively simple, the Hypertrex brings together minimalist forms with everyday durability in a statement sneaker that’s more than ready for the street.
The Future Is Now: Introducing Hypertrex
As the culmination of ARKK Copenhagen’s revolutionary Fall Winter ‘18 collection, the all new Hypertrex FG BOA W13 unites the essential strands of ARKK’s design DNA: a clean, futuristic silhouette, a custom-crafted sole unit, and a collaboration with the respected gear innovators at Boa® Fit System. In many ways, the daring new Hypertrex signifies the next-level evolution of ARKK Copenhagen from industry-disrupting start-up to trend-setting global brand.
Slip On. Dial In. Go Beyond.
By combining a sleek, sock-like FutureGrid upper with the sculptural WAVE13 sole unit and Boa’s® adaptive click-to-tie lacing system, the Hypertrex is unquestionably ARKK’s most futuristic sneaker to date. Deceptively simple, the Hypertrex brings together minimalist forms with everyday durability in a statement sneaker that’s more than ready for the street. Constructed of lightweight and breathable materials and featuring a fully-customizable quick closure / quick release closure system by Boa®, the Hypertrex is a sneaker designed to help you go beyond: to push boundaries and challenge the status quo, to exceed expectations, and to step boldly into the future.
A Next Level Sneaker Collab with BOA®
“Since the beginning, [ARKK co-founder] Thomas and I always wanted to bring in more technology,” says ARKK Creative Director Kasper Høj Rasmussen, “but before we were ready to collaborate with bigger players in the world of footwear, we had to focus on learning the sneaker game and establishing our own identity and design DNA.” Now, three years later, explains Rasmussen, “we have a lot more confidence and we know the kinds of partners we want to team up with.”
With the incorporation of the Boa® closure system, says Rasmussen, “we were able to give the Hypertrex not only an element of practical, high-quality tech, but also add an aesthetic dimension that fits perfectly in line with the ARKK DNA.” The Boa® system featured on the Hypertrex, says Rasmussen, “is such clean, functional design and,” he adds, “you gotta love that beautiful clicking sound every time you lace up.” When asked whether or not this new ARKK + Boa® collaboration signals more sneaker tech collabs in ARKK’s future, Rasmussen says, “yeah, definitely, this is just the beginning.”
Key Design Features of the Hypertrex FG BOA® W13:
- Voluminous WAVE13 sole unit (new for Fall Winter ‘18),
- High top, slip on profile,
- Sleek, minimalist sneaker silhouette,
- Full length, knitted FutureGrid upper,
- Patented turn-to-tighten / quick release closure system by BOA (see tech details below)
Boa® Closure System Details:
- 3 integral parts: micro-adjustable dial, super-strength lightweight laces, and low-friction lace guides,
- BOA Dial Type: L6 Heel Bayonet with L6 R Heel Dial D,
- BOA Laces Type: TX4 - soft, flexible textile laces,
- BOA Lace Guides: Form TX-Stitch, custom designed to accompany the TX4 laces