Whether you like a chunky sole or clean minimal shapes, Axel Arigato sneakers deliver on all fronts. From the Clean 90 to their newer Marathon styles, the brand’s selection of footwear has become renowned for their versatile styling options and signature shapes.
Their progressive designs are inspired by a variety of influences including music, art and architecture; all references that Axel Arigato wants to project. For everything you need to know about the Scandinavian designer, here’s our guide to all things Axel.
#1 Where is Axel Arigato From?
The brand was founded in Sweden by Max Svärdh and Albin Johansson, but you’ll be forgiven for thinking that the brand is of Japanese origins. The designs are known for fusing both Japanese and Scandinavian minimalism in their collections. The label prides itself on being part of the luxury market and only uses the most quality materials, sourcing its leather from the luxury footwear capital, Italy.
#2 Axel Arigato Brand History
Founders and friends Max and Albin met through mutual friends in Gothenburg before realising that they both shared the same creative vision, and in 2014 that vision came to life. The pair have always had an entrepreneurial spirit, with Max at the age of 17 taking his first steps in the industry setting up his first ecom business selling imported denim. Fast forward a few years and after spotting a gap in the market for affordable luxury footwear, Axel Arigato now has six bricks and mortar stores and ships internationally to sneaker lovers across the globe. Determined to create a brand that is constantly evolving with the contemporary landscape, Axel Arigato moves with the changing needs of consumers. The brand is influenced by art, music and culture and fuses both Scandi and Japanese influences into designs. Even the name Arigato is a translation of the word ‘thank you’ in Japanese.
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#3 Where are Axel Arigato sneakers made?
Although the materials for their sneakers are sourced in Italy, Axel Arigato trainers are made in Portugal.
#4 Are Axel Arigato sneakers true to size?
As a general rule, Axel Arigato sneakers fit true to size and their soft leather will in time mould to the shape of your foot, so when choosing your size go for your usual.
#5 Axel Arigato Clean 90
The iconic shape of the Clean 90 trainers is what makes them so recognisable. Coming in a variety of styles from the signature bird motif to the minimalist clean style with chunky rubber soles. The unisex style is the perfect addition to almost every outfit and made from the highest quality leather. Pair with dresses and skirts, trousers or shorts, the Scandi Japanese aesthetic perfectly compliments a variety of looks.