ARKK Copenhagen - Who We Are

Functional design

Combining function and design

ARKK Copenhagen was born on a summer night in 2014, when two lifelong friends Thomas Refdahl and Kasper Høj Rasmussen (fuelled by a few gin and tonics), decided to go all in on a big idea—to create a sneaker that would be comfortable, functional and designed in a way that embodied the Scandinavian simplistic tradition for design. 18 months (and a lot of sleepless nights) later, the first ARKK sneaker—the Raven—debuted and then promptly sold out.

Since then, we’ve never looked back

Obsessed with comfort

Like fashion, art, and architecture, sneaker design is never finished.

Which is why we’re passionate about the process of design, innovation, and the comfort of our products. With every new sneaker design and with every new collection, we’re learning, growing, and experimenting.

In the spirit of the great Scandinavian designers who came before us, we’re inspired each and every day by the question, ‘what if?’

You could say we’re obsessed. You wouldn’t be wrong.

More than sneakers

Since day one, ARKK Copenhagen has been about much more than business. At every step along the way, we have been committed to making a different kind of sneaker in a different way. For us, ARKK is a journey deeply rooted in exploring true and real comfort.

We invite you to join us on this journey.

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