It is our great pleasure to introduce to SHOEphoria two of the most influential members of the footwear design and innovation community.
Dave Dombrow and Kevin Fallon are running shoe industry veterans. We have never been certain if this term is complementary or an insult!
What we do know is that Dombrow and Fallon have enormous experience under their belts, and both have worked with Nike, Puma and most recently, Under Armour.
Dave Dombrow actually began his footwear journey with an internship at Simon Bartold’s old alma mater, Salomon. From there he went to Nike, eventually making his way via Puma to Under Armour.
There he was responsible for one of the most under rated and innovative footwear ranges of the past 10 years.. Speedform, and specifically the Speedform Apollo.
Kevin Fallon meanwhile was on a very similar trajectory, working alongside Dave at Nike and Puma, and also ending up at Under Armour.
Kevin’s background is in mechanical engineering, but he caught the footwear bug, and has never looked back. Kevin is renowned as an innovator with unique design flair.
Whilst working at UA in Portland, Oregon, the home of running footwear, Kevin and Dave had the 'ol corridor conversation.. "hey.. what if..."
And from that conversation, the latest running shoe company was born, Speedland, currently specialising in trail running product with the unique SL:PDX.
Speedland launched the SL:PDX for pre-order June 15 and delivery Aug. 15, highlighting the equipment moniker because everything about the SL:PDX signifies high-end trail running, culminating with a $375 price point. But it was that “no compromise” approach that meant Speedland placed a focus on ultra-premium materials at every step, not worried about fitting into a mold.
Quite a lofty goal!
Join us for a truly fascinating chat with these two industry icons, uncovering a few of the inside industry secrets, and culminating with the creation of something very special… Speedland!