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"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
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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