THE ROOTED SOLE
ArtMakers | March 13, 2018
In order to know where you are going, you need to know where you come from. History matters, because it is only once we know our roots that the correct seed can be planted. Co-Founder of a footwear brand, THEY, Jack Lin grew up in an industrial family. Despite his rejection to adopt a business education, he pursued the design “root” to learn the required fundamentals of footwear. As a sneaker obsessed city, we, New Yorkers, all own a pair of walking shoes stashed in our totes for our morning commute. Riding the high tides of the white leather sneaker game down to the Nike and Adidas rivalry, finally, there is an option for the others. You know, the ones who appreciate the empty space, the posters on the billboards, the art at The Armory Show and the simple things in life that are sometimes too...
RADICHE (noun): pronounced as “rah-dish” since we like to get fancy!
Besides it being an awesome vegetable, the radish is known in its social circle as a friendly, resilient, diverse and raw fellow. It’s everything that defines our Makers.