The Arbor Collective has added footwear to its collections of snow, skate and surf hard goods. Arbor Footwear’s introductory styles include suede/canvas lace-up and slip-on skate shoes. Styles are built for around-town and weekend missions, with a premium leather version also available
Further the company’s commitment to sustainable construction highlights of the collection include reclaimed rubber made from reground remnant materials; recycled polyester made from materials such as plastic water bottles; and responsible-sourced leather that is hormone-free, non-GMO and free-range. And as with all Arbor products, a portion of every sale goes to the Brand’s Returning Roots Program. Bob Carlson, The Arbor Collective’s Founder and CEO announced earlier this year that Alan Kirk, who most recently led development at the Billabong Group, and was previously the CEO of Filson and senior VP at Eddie Bauer, will lead the Apparel and Footwear Division for the company. He is joined by a management team that brings experience from a host of brands including RVCA, Clear Weather, Diamond Supply Co., Vans, Xcel, VonZipper, Nike, DC and Brandblack. James Williams also has joined this team to oversee sales, bringing years of experience from his time at Topo Designs and Emu.