A myriad of different cultures, ideas and tastes in style all come together with Axel Arigato footwear. The brand separates itself from mainstream concepts and designs by crafting shoes inspired by underground youth culture. Axel always strives to showcase imagery, which is how the brand began. It channels different styles through various forms of visual language and works with references such as art, music and architecture.
The purpose is to illustrate different works of art with the soles you place on your feet. What began as an effort to close the gap between affordable footwear and couture features, Axel is a global brand designed for the not-so-average woman or man.
Once upon a time, you could buy a pair of cheap shoes that wouldn't last long. Or you could choose to spend hundreds of dollars on high-end designer shoes that they would leave your wallet empty. Max Svardh and Albin Johansson noticed this gap in the footwear industry. They decided to craft couture shoes at an affordable price for men and women who were searching for unique shoes, premium quality and accessible price points.
Axel launched in 2014, and Svardh used a nontraditional approach that generated a global fan base. He used atypical channels and engaged with consumers one-on-one. As a Swedish designer, Svardh started Axel Arigato as an online brand with a lot of influence coming from Japan’s architecture. Although it began as an online-only footwear brand, he opened the first flagship store in SoHo, London in September of 2016. Later, the designs expanded to include a women’s line of shoes instead of just men's, and the company even branched out to produce handbags, wallets and more.
The Reinvention of Classic Sneakers
From Axel high heels to Axel booties with studs, the brand infuses each design with fresh concepts along with minimalist vibes. They work with handmade Italian leather that molds to your feet and is crafted in Portugal to create sleek designs. Axel’s contemporary footwear ranges from loafers and low sneakers to Axel furry mules and heels.
They do things differently compared to the average shoemaker by constructing exclusive designs with exceptional craftsmanship and iconic styles. Axel Arigato uses embossed, perforated and patented leather for a smooth and paired-down look.
The goal is to individualize each silhouette and launch a new design each week. With the head office in Gothenburg, Sweden, it’s a fast-paced, inspiring and energetic workplace where the brand encourages new ideas and creativity to construct original sneakers and other styles.
Shop Our Collections
Shoe-Inn provides a line of incredible designers that will leave you wanting to buy every pair of shoes you see. Our collections are the cherry on top for any occasion or style you have. Shop our Axel shoes online and enjoy the benefit of receiving free shipping on orders more than $150. From attending a special event, running errands or having a day full of adventures, our upscale footwear is as unique as you.