There is nothing common about Trippen shoes. The unique designs and top-notch quality set this German brand apart from many shoes available in the United States, until now. Trippen recently opened its first U.S. store here in New York City, and launched a new way of thinking about footwear.
I admit that when I first saw pictures of the Trippen designs, I wasn’t sure I could pull them off. The shapes were different than I was used to and the soles were edgy. But when I attended the launch event and saw the shoes in person, I was convinced that Trippen would revolutionize the footwear industry. It was clear that these shoes could be worn by anyone who wanted to be stylish and comfortable at the same time.
To appreciate Trippen’s current collection, it helps to understand its history. Since the early 1990s in Berlin, Angela Spieth and Michael Oehler have designed shoes that are ecologically conscious, functional, as well as stylish. They presented their first collection of 60 shoes in a Berlin art gallery. With the success of their first collection, the designers created and produced the Closed collection, and in 1996, Trippen was discovered by the Japanese market. From there, Trippen’s popularity increased, and it opened more locations in Asia, and Europe.
Trippen’s appeal goes beyond style, with materials that are environmentally friendly and ecologically safe. Soles are made of rubber, and the alder, beech and poplar wood is unvarnished. The vegetable-tanned leather comes from small tanneries in Tuscany. During vegetable tanning, plant fibers such as tree bark are used, instead of chromium salts, to preserve the hides. The result is a sustainable product that you can feel good about wearing.
You owe it to yourself to visit Trippen’s store and try on several pairs of shoes and boots. The leather is of the highest quality, and the colors are so unique. Best of all, these shoes are durable enough for the tough sidewalks of New York City. If you want to stand out, stand in Trippen shoes.
For more information visit www.trippenny.com.
243F Mulberry Street
New York, NY 10012