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We aim to make the best Parkour and Freerunning shoes on the planet!

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REVIEWS //

"AWESOME! THEY WORK REALLY WELL, GOTTA TELL YOU MAN, REALLY STARTING TO LOVE THIS SHOE : )" - DeVille Vannik  TEMPEST

"THEY LOOK DOPE, I'LL TEST THEM NOW!" - Jesse LaFlair  TEMPEST

"CHECK THIS REVIEW FROM GERMANY"  - pkspotblog

"THE GRIP IS PERFECT!"  - KFPF

"YES!,THE SAPIEN WORKS!"   - AAPK

"THESE ARE PERFECT FOR US!"   - PKLA

THE OLLO SAPIEN COLLECTION

Limited Edition Kickstarter SAPIEN. (100 pair available)

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. 

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.

The Sapien was designed as a whole, from the ground up. We designed the OLLO Sapien 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 0110 / HIGH GRIP Outsole

We know that you need to trust your grip. That's why the OLLO Sapien 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 extra finesse.

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 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.

MAKING THE OLLO SAPIEN

SHOE SIZING CHART

FAQ

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), color choices and your shipping address 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 SEEM TO BE REALLY WELL ENGINEERED. WILL YOU INTRODUCE NEW STYLES IN THE FUTURE?

A. Your KICKSTARTER  pledge will allow us to move forward on product development and help OLLO to continue to bring new parkour footwear to market in the future!

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    ALL 4 STANDARD COLORS - Receive 1 pair each of all four STANDARD colors of the OLLO Sapien + 4 custom limited edition OLLO t-shirts in all colors. See sizing chart in main body. (International: please add $40 for shipping, US $20.)

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    ALL SAPIENS - You'll receive 5 pair of OLLO Sapiens. 1 pair each of all four STANDARD colors + 1 pair of the LTD EDITION Kickstarter Sapien + a custom limited edition OLLO t-shirt in your choice of color and a pair of OLLO wristbands! See sizing chart in main body. (International: please add $40 for shipping, US $20.)

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    10 PAIR TEAM PACK - Your PK/FR association will receive 10 pair of OLLO Sapiens with a custom footbed printed in your team color and with your team logo! (International: please add $80 for shipping, US $40.)

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    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 designers 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.

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