California-based Radii Footwear is making a quick impact in the urban boutique market. Formerly a buyer for renowned action sports stores Beach Bums in Southern California, founder Casey Arisohn made the jump from buying to production just a few short years ago when he noticed that his suggested design tweaks always ended up being the styles that sold out in store.
Debuting at MAGIC in August of 2008, the Radii collection features clean lines and is produced in action and full grain premium leathers as well as treated canvas. The line also includes textured, patterned materials such as suede, patent leather, nubuck, animal prints and perforations. The metallics and patent leathers are selling out as of now, but the white and black combinations a close second. For winter, expect to see more high tops with subtle embellishments like buckles and zippers as well as cleaner hues with accents of poppy colors. With a shopper-friendly price point of $90–120, these sneaks are sure to be a new basic for the fashion forward crowd.
For more information, see www.radiifootwear.com.