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About ARKK Copenhagen

ARKK Copenhagen is a Nordic sneaker brand established by two Danish co-founders with a passion for streetwear style. Without finding a brand that expressed their own personal style, they set out to create their own. In two short years, the minimalist silhouettes are in over 36 countries across the world. After finding their place in the sneaker world, the brand continues to redefine simple, clean design.

  

The Background

ARKK Copenhagen was founded in October 2014 by two streetwear-loving childhood friends Kasper Høj Rasmussen and Thomas Refdahl. They previewed their first collection at July 2015 at SEEK Berlin to rave response. At launch in Sept 2015, they successfully sold out within the first two weeks. Today, you can find ARKK sneakers at exclusive retailers in 36 countries across the world.

Kasper Høj Rasmussen and Thomas Refdahl have a combined 20+ years experience in fashion, business and marketing. Though it was their shared interest in creating a product (especially one that they could be proud of) that sealed the deal on the partnership. And every collection they drop is about exceeding their vision to create ultra-luxe minimalist sneakers.

Today, the ARKK squad includes their local team in Denmark and partner fam across the world. Designs are 100% made in Copenhagen, to fulfil a mission that continues to set this sneaker brand apart from the rest. To design sneakers that fuse fashion, function and most importantly, inspire confidence.

 

Design philosophy

100% of ARKK Copenhagen sneakers are designed with passion in Copenhagen, Denmark. They stand out with custom ARKK detailing and custom-made outsoles (S-E15, H-X1).

The brand will always pay homage to minimalistic Nordic design and architecture. A large source of inspiration also comes from visiting new places through traveling. There are no idols, just observing, enjoying and watching. Extracting colorways, lines and shapes from all sorts of everyday situations outside. Because that’s what it’s all about - streetwear.

 

Name & Logo

Somehow we all board our own ship in life. Sailing in different directions we each have our own course to follow. The ARKK name leads the thoughts towards a ship, indicating that we always must go forward no matter what. Forward towards new horizons and endless adventures. Therefore the A symbolizes the bow of a ship breaking through the waves of life, taking you even closer to your dreams. The Copenhagen part of the name is of course a shout out to our beloved capital of Denmark. At ARKK Copenhagen we urge you to join us and strive towards brighter horizons of life, you won’t regret it.

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