Trippen - Beautiful Shoe Design from Europe

Stella Saastamoinen

Stella Saastamoinen

Trippen - Tiger

Trippen design is something you can’t find anywhere else. These truly unique shoes don’t follow any trends, instead they create everlasting style. Trippen wants to redirect fashion world away from the throwaway culture by creating shoes that really last a lifetime. New design views are the Trippen’s strength and their patterning skills are really unique. Trippen’s patterns have nothing to do with traditional shoemaking. The collections are not replaced every season, there are always classics available.

Trippen has also collaborated with many well-known designers like Issey Miyake.

Trippen - Brailer

Trippen produces all its designs mainly in Germany, only 80km from Berlin. This allows Trippen to give maximum amount of attention to the production stages and create new designs in smaller quantities. Trippen is really concerned about social responsibility. One of the strongest values is to take care of their workers and manufacturers.

Trippen - Mood Image

Trippen is the first international shoe brand to join IVALO. They answered our questions about the ideology behind Trippen:

How was Trippen born?

Trippen was born in 1992, when Angela Spieth and Michael Oehler launched
their first collection of wooden shoes during an exhibition at a Berlin
art gallery. After years of previous experience in the footwear industry
and as a bespoke shoe maker, the two set up their own label to proof
that things could be, indeed, done differently.

What inspires you to create very Japanese inspired shoes?

Japanese and German handcrafting culture is quite similar, that’s the
reason why we feel so common with Japanese design.

What is your view on fashion world and trends today?

Trends cannot be ignored completely in today’s fashion world, but our approach
is to translate them into timeless pieces, which outlast short-lived trends.

Trippen is know to be super comfortable, how do you ensure that comfort doesn’t jeopardise the amazing design?

Our goal is, time and again, to design the “perfect” shoe. Comfort, amongst other
criteria like sustainability, environmental awareness and fair labour
conditions, form the basis, on which we develop our designs.

Can you name your favourite Trippen design piece at the moment?

Tiger is certainly among our personal favourites right now.

Trippen - Brailer

Trippen - Leather details

Stella Saastamoinen

Stella Saastamoinen

Content Creator

stella@ivalo.com

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