Almanac is a lot of things. In many ways it is the culmination of my college experience; the result of countless conversations and observations had by two of my closest friends, Bryce Wong and Danny Chambers, and I. Our college experiences were quite unique in that every other semester all my friends and I left school to work in the field and gain real-world design experience. Good or bad, when we all reconvened at school, we would dissect the experiences we had working for a diverse group of companies.

The formal development of Almanac began in the fall of 2015. I was in Cincinnati, Ohio, Danny was in Hong Kong, and Bryce was in Melbourne, Australia. But the conversations that led to this collective effort started much earlier. The “school project” portion of the Almanac project culminated in an installation at DAAPworks 2017. Since then, Almanac has been constantly evolving through further conversations, Arena boardsand iPhone notes ︎. The project will continue to morph as we experience new things, gain new perspectives, and uncover more problems that need solving within the industry and the world as a whole.

Almanac is a purpose-driven footwear brand that creates harmony between the technical and the aesthetic.