Under the Radar: Axel Arigato

Under the Radar: Axel Arigato

The wave of luxury sneakers is getting stronger and this Gothenburg-based footwear brand is entering it head on. With a strong point of dropping a new style every week, Axel Arigato is standing out from the competition.

Although pretty ambitious, founders Albin Johansson and Max Svärdh are not disappointing their “followers” – that’s how Johansson calls their customers. Committed to the challenge they put upon themselves, each Tuesday the collection grows. It now encompasses almost 100 styles across nine silhouettes, including smart leather lace-ups, sporty-luxe, reptile-embossed high-tops, and more dandyish velvet slippers and tasseled espadrilles.

Being a brand that offers luxurious sneakers, obviously they have the look, feel, and style of fashion footwear – but without the couture price tag. With average price of $205 Axel Arigato uses materials such as Italian leathers, calfskin linings, and Margom rubber soles. “It’s hard to find sneakers with the same quality and materials that we use for the same price,” said Johansson.

After just a year in the business, Axel Arigato also introduced a collection for women. “If you’re a strong, fearless, and selfless woman,” says Svärdh with a smile, “we have the shoes for you.” They carry the brand’s signature styles made over in bold and delicate colorways alike, for example their red calf hair Slip-On.

For more info, go to Axel Arigato

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