One glimpse at the Axel Arigato Clean 90 trainer and you’re instantly struck by its Scandi’ simplicity. Free of drama and unnecessary add-ons, the design is wholly timeless and can be pieced together with a vast range of ensembles, making it a healthy contender for your own rotation, that’s of course if you haven’t already caved and gave into the stellar qualities of this footwear favourite.
Below is a roundup of the Clean 90’s key features – we took an in-depth look at the ‘contrast’ white/black model specifically.
What is the Axel Arigato Clean 90 Contrast made from?
When it comes to Axel Arigato there’s one thing you can’t deny, the brand’s collections are awash with impressive materials and quality craftsmanship. Just like various Clean 90s in the AA lineup, this contrast iteration is handmade in Portugal using premium white leather. But don’t be fooled by its supple nature and pure aesthetic, the leather is superbly sturdy and primed to tackle all your urban adventures as you seek them.
What are the main features of the Axel Arigato Clean 90?
Aside from its expert construction, the trainer also boasts some finer details that when paired together help to make it a true all-rounder. The most noticeable accent the shoe carries is its contrast heel panel, shown on this version in dark black. Accompanying the stark white / black palette is gold foil branding upon the sidewall – a detail that has become a hallmark for Axel Arigato ever since its debut.
While things are kept relatively refined to the exterior, the trainer’s interior speaks a totally different story. Comfort is a huge priority for any sneaker wearer and Axel Arigato doesn’t compromise comfort for style, instead, there’s a harmonious balance between the two. Underfoot you’ll find a removable cushioned footbed that contours to the shape of the foot and absorbs any intense movement on the ground. The stability and ridged grip of the rubber sole also marry to make the ride as smooth as purely possible.
How to style the Clean 90?
We would never encourage anyone to drastically switch up their style as that remains personal to you, however, due to the pared-back nature of the shoe, this does give leeway for more ‘out there’ apparel choices. Be it a vibrant camp collar shirt in the height of summer or a colourful rain jacket in the midst of autumn, standout pieces can be toned down with the minimalistic aesthetic of the Clean 90, making for a perfectly balanced ‘fit.
How to retain the quality of your trainers?
As with any fresh kicks, these sneakers require mild caution when you’re out and about; in other words, just don’t hotfoot it around a muddy field and you’ll be in the clear. If you do run into the odd mark here and there due to general wear and tear, we recommend our range of professional sneaker care products to buff them back to perfection. Shop cleaning solutions from adidas, Jason Markk, Crep Protect and Sneakers ER online at Aphrodite.
Shop the Axel Arigato Clean 90 Contrast Sneakers at Aphrodite Clothing now. Get a closer look at the shoes in the below video.