Founded in East London, Stepney Worker’s Club centres itself around the culture and values of traditional workers sports clubs. Positioning their brand identity behind the affirmative message ‘Freedom of Sport, Freedom of Thought’, a phrase with a strong message that simultaneously promotes social liberation within the sporting community and beyond. The ubiquitous handshake logo can be dissected as an emblem exemplifying unity and inclusivity within the community of footwear enthusiasts.
Advocating for the contemporary notion of genderless footwear by applying design frameworks derived from iconic sneaker brands, Vans, and Converse. The prominent vulcanised sole makes an appearance on almost all of Stepney’s silhouettes, a sole created by the hardening of rubber using heat and sulphur.
Stepney creates timelessly minimalistic footwear, pieces that can be adapted to seamlessly integrate into any wardrobe. Offering a wide breadth of silhouettes in muted hues to suit a variety of tastes and personal aesthetics. Their latest collection features a heavy-duty yet durable upper to provide stability and reliability to the owner for day-to-day wear. Durable materials used throughout the shoe ensure that you will be able to keep your Stepney’s as companions for life.
In an interview with GQ brand manager Simon See states that he and designer Roger Pereira decided that Stepney footwear “isn’t just another sneaker. This isn’t a hype dad sneaker, or tech sneaker, luxury sneaker”. While the pair agree that they both appreciate aspects of these footwear genres, they want to break away from trends and create a wardrobe staple.In a space consistently challenged by the trend cycle and hype culture, Stepney remains authentic to its core values of authenticity and inclusivity.
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