OWK Footwear Project

We watched the sneaker culture for years as consumers. Here we have a golden opportunity to make our own and become the producers. From the ground up.  From the sole to the lace and everything in between. Something that can not only impact the culture but shift it in a way that adds our name to the lexicon of the shoe game pantheon.  It's not going to be easy. It's not supposed to be, but the journey towards a legacy never is. Help us materialize this vision. The creation of the OWK QW-1, an athletic leisure /lifestyle sneaker for the casual or connoisseur-type of consumer.  

With full transparency, we are not going to show any digital mock ups until the sneaker is complete and live in the flesh. But we know in our heart of hearts it will resonate. It started with a simple conversation amongst the homies and here we are, entering a stage we were not supposed to perform on. 

We are the product first generation refugee families. We are the next in line to lead the new school.  While our story is native to Cambodia, there are thousands of others that exist as well and are just as rich.  This is our road less traveled.

Representation is everything.

We connected with Philadelphia, PA based manufacturer Garrixon who will help us helm the project: https://garrixon.com/ 

All money raised will go directly to creation of a handcrafted prototype that will be introduced to the public with more to come thereafter.

We are grateful for any amount that will help us along in this journey.



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  • Samuel Montgomery 
    • $30 
    • 17 hrs
  • Mary Johnson 
    • $50 
    • 2 d
  • Jaime Escarpeta 
    • $50 
    • 10 d
  • Madeline Goodman 
    • $20 
    • 10 d
  • Kurt Dahl 
    • $100 
    • 15 d
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James Owk 
Philadelphia, PA
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