The OLLO Sapien aims to become the state of the art parkour and
freerunning shoe by meeting and exceeding our testers demanding goals
of traction, cushioning and durability while keeping our commitment to high quality at an affordable price.
DEVELOPMENT & TESTING
We've spent over 2 years developing and testing the Sapien with traceurs from around the world. From LA to Denmark to Korea.
The Sapien was
tested at every stage of development by traceurs in Denmark, California and Korea.
Joe and Jim Hougaard and their team at AAPK (Denmark), PKLA (US), and Jiho Kim and
Hyungun You at KFPF (South Korea) were instrumental in the development of the Sapien.
Their input, suggestions and commitment have played a major role in the
cushioning, outsole pattern design and rubber compound combination of
the final product.
The Sapien is a no nonsense training shoe for the serious traceur, as
well as those just getting started in the sport.
OLLO SAPIEN COLLECTION
THE OLLO SAPIEN SYSTEM
The Sapien was designed as a whole, from the ground up. We designed it to be a complete system where the elements of the shoe work with each other seamlessly. The outsole, midsole, lasting board, insole, and upper patterns and materials are all specifically designed to provide, traction, cushioning, tactile feel, and stability.
The OLLO Midsole
The midsole is made of the highest quality EVA engineered for optimal parkour and free running performance. The lasting board (the part that connects the midsole to the upper) and the insole, utilize 0110 engineered impact absorbing compounds to soften hard landings .
The OLLO Sapien Upper
With a high grip rubber outsole comes a need for a stable upper. We designed the upper to be a cage for your foot. The forefoot patterns are laid out to stabilize your foot laterally while providing natural flexibility and durability. The quarters and tongue are full mesh to keep your feet breathing and keep weight down.
The 0110 / HIGH GRIP Outsole
We know that you need to trust your grip. That's why the OLLO outsole has been
thoroughly developed from pattern layout to rubber compound. We've
meticulously designed and redesigned the outsole to offer durability,
flexibility and grip. There is a wider toe wrap for more surface area on
your toe edge, the grid pattern offers flexibility and durability where
it's needed most, while the micro texture pattern offers traction and
THE OLLO SAPIEN COMPLETE
SCALE MOCK UP OF OLLO SHOEBOX
OLLO Partner Soren's daughter and friend giving the Sapien a go!!
A video below from KFPF. Korea live with the OLLO Sapien!
OLLO SAPIEN LIMITED EDITION T-SHIRT
OLLO PERFORMANCE WRIST BANDS
Kickstart us the rest of the way
By making a pledge to OLLO,
you’ll allow us to pay for the molds and
tooling that we need to make the OLLO Sapien a reality. Your pledge is
also crucial to funding our first production run of the OLLO Sapien. We
aim to continue to use our expertise to add new models in the future, to
provide the superhuman efforts of traceurs across the globe with the
best engineered footwear for their movement. Your pledge to OLLO on
KICKSTARTER now will help to keep our mission alive. Here are some areas
where your pledge money will help to make the OLLO Sapien a reality:
Tooling & Development
Materials and Compounds testing
Minimum Order Quantities for production
SHOE SIZING CHART
Q. DO I NEED TO BE A TRACEUR OR INVOLVED IN PARKOUR TRAINING TO BUY AND WEAR THE OLLO SAPIEN?
A. NO! You just need to ROCK to rock the Sapien. You'll love it the moment you put it on your foot. Ready for anything!
Q. HOW DO I ORDER MY SIZE AND COLOR WHEN I PLEDGE?
A. Send us
an email to PLEDGE@OLLOpk.com with your size(s) and color choices soon
after you've pledged. We will make an allotment for you immediately. We
are producing a limited number of OLLO Sapiens, so please submit your
request ASAP to ensure delivery!
Q. WHAT IS PARKOUR AND FREERUNNING?
A. Parkour (PK) and Freerunning (FR) are arts of movement. They are non-competitive activities that challenge you physically and mentally to use and overcome obstacles in your environment. While they share a lot of the same principles, Parkour focuses on efficient movement, while Freerunning is the freedom and expression of movement. Traceurs (male) and traceuses (female) are the practitioners of Parkour and freerunners are the practitioners of Freerunning.
Q. DO YOU GUYS DO PARKOUR?
A. Yes and no. We've immersed ourselves in parkour and freerunning for two years to create the best shoe possible. We're footwear designers and developers first and foremost. We're creating OLLO for YOU and we've engaged tracuers on three continents to help us build a world-class shoe at a reasonable price.
Q. IF I PLEDGE, WHEN WILL I GET MY SHOES?
A. In the continental US you'll receive your shoes in late October. In Europe and Asia, the first week of November.
Q. WHAT DOES OLLO MEAN?
A. OLLO is a derivative of Apollo. The Greek God and the NASA space program. It's about strength and flight.
Q. WHY IS YOUR RUBBER BETTER?
A. We realized early in development, that the most important component of the OLLO Sapien was the rubber sole. We've developed a rubber compound that provides high grip and durability. Two years of research and development lead us to 0110 / HIGHGRIP rubber. What makes our rubber better? It works.
Q. OLLO SHOES LOOK WAY BETTER THAN OTHER PARKOUR SHOES. WILL YOU INTRODUCE NEW STYLES IN THE FUTURE?
A. Your KICKSTARTER pledge will allow us to move forward on product development and continue to bring new parkour footwear to market.
Have a question?
If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
By pledging a $1 or more you help support OLLO on our mission to build the best parkour and freerunning footwear in the world. Follow us on our journey and receive Backer Only updates that document the project!
You're Awesome for supporting OLLO.
You will receive a custom limited edition OLLO t-shirt in your size. Wear it proudly. We will only print this style once, and only for our supporters. T-shirt sizes range Mens XS-XL (Please add $5 for shipping in the US, $10 for international shipping)
For 50 bucks you'll receive 1 pair of OLLO Sapiens in any STANDARD color we offer! (excluding OLLO KICKSTARER colorway)
Shoe sizes range US 6 to US 12. See sizing chart in main body. (Please add $10 for shipping in the US, $20 for international shipping)
OLLO limited edition KICKSTARTER Sapien. You'll receive 1 pair of OLLO limited edition Kickstarter Sapiens in black with Kickstarter green accents! Mighty fine. Shoe sizes range US 6 to US 12. See sizing chart in main body. (Please add $10 for shipping in the US, $20 for international shipping)
You'll receive 2 pair of OLLO Sapiens in any STANDARD color we offer! (excluding OLLO KICKSTARER color) Shoe sizes range US 6 to US 12. See sizing chart in main body. (Please add $10 for shipping in the US, $20 for international shipping)
OLLO limited edition KICKSTARTER COLLECTION.
Receive 1 pair of OLLO limited edition Kickstarter Sapiens in black with Kickstarter green accents + 1 pair of OLLO Sapiens in any STANDARD color we offer. You'll also receive a custom limited edition OLLO t-shirt in your size and a pair of OLLO wristbands! Shoe sizes range US 6 to US 12. See sizing chart in main body. T-shirt sizes Mens XS - XL (Please add $15 for shipping in the US, $25 for international shipping)
You'll receive 3 pair of OLLO Sapiens in any STANDARD color we offer! (excluding OLLO KICKSTARER color) Shoe sizes range US 6 to US 12. See sizing chart in main body. (Please add $15 for shipping in the US, $25 for international shipping)
ALL STANDARD COLORS. Receive 1 pair each of all four STANDARD colors of the OLLO Sapien in your size.
You'll also receive a custom limited edition OLLO t-shirt in your size and a pair of OLLO wristbands! Shoe sizes range US 6 to US 12. See sizing chart in main body. T-shirt sizes Mens XS - XL (Please add $20 for shipping in the US, $40 for international shipping)
You'll receive 5 pair of OLLO Sapiens. 1 pair each of all four STANDARD colors + 1 pair of the limited edition KICKSTARTER color in your size! You'll also receive a custom limited edition OLLO t-shirt and a pair of OLLO wristbands! Shoe sizes range US 6 to US 12. See sizing chart in main body. T-shirt sizes Mens XS - XL (Please add $20 for shipping in the US, $40 for international shipping)
NEW! 2 YEAR SUBSCRIPTION – Receive a new pair of Sapiens and a newly designed OLLO T-shirt sent to you every 3 months for 2 years. (8 pair of Sapiens and 8 T’s) You’ll always be fresh! Free shipping worldwide.
DESIGN TEAM EXPERIENCE -
Receive the OLLO Sapien in all five (5) colors, plus a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
We will fly you to Los Angeles from anywhere in the world where you’ll hangout with the OLLO team, interact with our worldwide team of traceurs, and help design the next OLLO shoe. For 5 days you will be fully immersed in the world of footwear design while enjoying a memorable cultural experience. You’ll be guided through the footwear design process and contribute to the next OLLO shoe design alongside master OLLO creatives Craig Zacheis, a graduate of The College for Creative Studies In Detroit, Michigan and Chip Howes, a graduate of, and sometimes professor at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.
You’ll keep actual samples of your designs that you create and receive five (5) pair of the new OLLO shoe that you helped create when it goes into production. Travel and accommodations are included at this level.