Who are we?
Malte (right on the picture), sneakerhead since his youngest age, founded BLNKS in 2016. "I spent my vacation in Italy for how long as I can remember, getting inspired by an Italian culture where shoes are omnipresent. Sitting near the marketplace of Desenzano, I used to observe the unusual yet stylish outfits. Outfits transcended by the cleverly selected footwear. This attention to detail left me a long-lasting impression. At BLNKS, we try to convey a kind of “joie de vivre” and offer a bit of this shoe tradition through our sneakers. My motivation is to create design that will be sources of inspiration for BLNKS community, as much as it is for me. Individuality is key to me, as everyone has its own sense of style! I am always excited by new things and looking for innovative design ideas."
Frederik (middle on the picture): "Malte and I have been friends forever. Already at school we could not be separated, much to the discontent of our teachers… The BLNKS adventure started for me in 2017 when I came home from Australia. I was impressed by the unique feeling Malte conveyed with his designs. We are steadily developing since then, always trying to improve. My main goal is to make our concept available and enjoyable for all! I’m always looking for new ways of approaching the sneaker market, to offer something new to people. This motivates me everyday."
Alex (left on the picture): "I discovered BLNKS during my year at a British university, during which I met Frederik. During the 8 months we spent together there, he shared the vision they had for this project and I got intrigued. I took my decision when meeting Malte during a weekend in London. I was impressed by his minimalistic and detailed vision of style! Joining this adventure, I was excited about the idea to support Malte’s vision by finding innovative materials and technologies to create new designs. BLNKS has the potential in the future to cleverly use state-of-the-art technology to produce luxury sneakers."