K-SWISS ARIAKE III Unboxing with Mark Toorock

K-SWISS was American Parkour's first major sponsor. K-SWISS originally decided to enter the Parkour and Freerunning market with their "Ariake" named after an area in Japan. After the initial release of the Ariake, American Parkour's Mark Toorock was invited out to the K-SWISS headquarters in Westlake Village, CA. Eventually, there were meetings where the entire Tribe Professional Performance team got to share their input directly with the Ariake Designers. Unfortunately, it seems many of the comments fell on deaf ears as K-SWISS was pushing their "Tubes" technology despite both Mark and the Tribe saying that less padding is better. Here is a video of Mark Toorock's unboxing and first impressions of the K-SWISS Ariake III.

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Written by Mark Toorock   
Tuesday, 26 July 2011 00:00