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No.One is an independent footwear brand borne from the converging disciplines of art, craft and technology. We hand make sneakers for a limited few in our space in Venice, California.

No.One, an independent footwear brand specializing in the micro-production of premium quality, editioned sneakers for the limited few. Offering a small-run debut collection along with a bespoke service for individual clients, No.One hand makes each pair of shoes from its studio in Venice, California.

Borne from the converging disciplines of art, craft, and technology, the No.One System is a balance of order and disorder, a creative cycle between the known and unknown. From the initial cutting of patterns to final packaging, this intersection of disciplines informs each part of the in-house manufacturing process and serves as the founding constitution for No.One.

Located within a long standing enclave for free thinkers at the edge of the Pacific Ocean, 1901 Lincoln is a state-of-the-art environment built to facilitate the continued development of the No.One System. A shoemaker workshop, research facility, and concept showroom, this modern industrial space is inviting made-to-order clientele by appointment.

The No.One System
This system is not a curriculum. It’s a process imbued in everything No.One creates. It is structured disorder in nine interconnected parts, operating as one. While it appears paradoxical, it’s less a method to control the unknown and more a way to extract as much from it as possible. A clarity within the chaos.
Energy and inspiration comes from a trilogy of concentric circles. Specific studies of four worlds are emphasized on the outside, connecting to three key disciplines that operate as one, with a more metaphysical core at its center.

Nothing will emerge from No.One without being a result of the system. No one element supersedes another. There is no single order in which to read the diagram. To truly understand is to embrace what can’t be understood yet.

History plays its part, but only as a stepping stone to the next. No histrionics. No unnecessary bombast. Through the practical, an understanding of how best to execute the new emerges. Through the theoretical, we push the potential.

Beyond this system and striving for the very best solutions possible — where there will be no half-measures, ever — little else is certain.

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We hand make sneakers for a limited few in our space in Venice, California.

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Studio Collection: Delta Buffalo Calf - A celebration of construction, the Delta is our most intricate shoe to date. - Pairing traditional craftsmanship with advanced fabrication techniques, the Delta is cut from mineral tanned, full-grain, hand polished Buffalo Sherpa Calf Leather sourced from esteemed French tannery Remy Carriat. - The Delta features distinctive details including hand-lasted asymmetrical body panels, UV printed type accents, contrasting fluorescent orange hand-stitching, and is, as always, lined with ultra-soft French Plonge Lambskin. - Drawing from the iconic 1980’s workout style, the Delta acknowledges and celebrates that pivotal era in which sportswear was elevated from a niche product to a lifestyle, performance and fashion became inextricably blurred, and fitness and beauty became truly synonymous. - The full Studio Collection is now available at No-One.LA
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“Anyone in the Audience ever been hit by a car” - Following up on last week’s Delta Papers post, we asked some friends this simple but very telling question. - “Whats your Favorite Trilogy Part?” - Not surprisingly a lot of Gino’s and Kareem’s which incidentally is who we have Rick Kosick photos of inside the book and who also happen to both be wearing the same shoe (one high one low) that was a major inspiration for the Delta. There is a little method to the madness. - Thank you to everyone who gave us answers, Ibn Jasper’s Lavar shout out is rad but Buscemi really pulled out a gem with Maurice Key. - Whats your favorite part? - @williamstrobeck Gino Ianucci - @petewilliams Kareem Campbell - @wilspin Gino Ianucci - @kyledem Kareem Gino Tie - @akciongoli Gino Ianucci - @joshkalis Kareem Campbell - @ibnjasper Lavar McBride - @jonbuscemi Maurice Key - #MadeInCalifornia#ArtCraftTechnology#NoOneSystem#FollowNoOne#TrustNoOneSystem
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Studio Collection: Charlie Tuscan Veg Tan - Familiar, but completely distinctive, the Charlie draws inspiration from classic cap toed basketball sneakers then re-considers and re-engineers every detail of this icon of design. - What appears at first to be simple and familiar is revealed to be enormously sophisticated, richly detailed, and singularly luxurious. - The supple textured upper, cut from Italian vegetable-tanned leather, is paired with wide cotton eggshell laces. The ultra-soft lining is made of plongé lambskin, as are the custom embossed tongue lining and visible heel counter. - The full Studio Collection is available now at No-One.LA
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Studio Collection: Bravo Speckled Pony Hair - A walking contradiction, the Bravo is a utilitarian, athletic silhouette reworked with luxury materials and process. - The Italian Pony Hair upper is hand lasted around the Bravo V1 last and Vegetable Tanned lasting board - It features an embossed Vachetta tongue and heel as well as French Plongé Lambskin lining and sits on a classic German athletic outsole. - The full Studio Collection is available now at No-One.LA
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The Luxury of Restraint - Ruminating on sequential change in skateboarding - An excerpt from the Delta Papers written by @anthony_pappa - NOTE: We are aware that this may not be of interest to most but we appreciate you letting us indulge ourselves. - And to the handful of people who enjoy a long format article on a very specific era of skateboarding footwear, we trust you will enjoy this piece by Anthony. The title of the piece makes a sly reference to 20 shot sequence (World Industries 1994) and features photos of Gino and Kareem from Trilogy era (World Industries 1996). - Just focusing on the “shoes,” 93-96 was such a magic era as it was the last window of influential skateboarders filming in non skate shoes, this being prior to the arrival of the big footwear checks that came in the later 90s and subsequent branded uniforms that has continued to today. - That commodification of shoes and style was the start of a new more profitable but generic era with brands offering head to toe options. One stop, off the shelf “lifestyle” shopping replacing the previous more individual expression of subverting pieces from their intended use, eg: taking GoreTex from an outdoor shop, Polo from Macy’s or AirMax 95s from a speciality running store. - Anthony tells a great story about the magic of finding value and style in something that was disregarded or never intended for you—a feeling that will ring true with those aging heads from the pre-internet Jurassic era. - The opening sequence of the 101 section of Trilogy seems to be a perfect metaphor for this era with the slick modern Logo glitching a little to reveal that it’s just a 3D rendering, which then reveals the deeper truth that it’s actually a DIY set up in a suburban garage. - This has real resonance here at No.One, as regardless of how polished the facade is, a lot of the time it feels like we are working in our garage, exploring and learning by experimenting. A luxury face with a DIY background. -
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Studio Collection: Alpha Mohawk - The Alpha is a deconstructed desert boot that mixes its military roots with a technical hand shaped EVA midsole. - The upper is cut from rugged, textured Charles Stead Rough Mohawk with a full grain aniline reverse side for lining. - Alpha uppers are hand stitched to a vegetable tanned leather lasting board using the Alpha box stitch construction. The Alpha is hand lasted on the Alpha V.1 last and set to cure in the California sun for 5 days - The full Studio Collection is available now at No-One.LA
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We make shoes for the limited few. We have said this before and it’s not bragging – it’s a factual result of our process. It takes weeks to make each shoe and we have very limited hands to make the shoes, so by nature, we can only make shoes for a limited few. - So it’s always exciting to spot a pair of our shoes out in the “real world”. We saw a well worn pair of Bravo Speckled Pony Hair’s in action this morning and it made our day. - We are pleased to present a full run of sizes in this hand made sneaker at No-One.LA. - Now shoppable directly via our IG. Click on link in post to shop.
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Studio Still Life Friday November 16 - Various printed matter. - Pony hair bespoke bravo for the Kinsey family collection. Those men do not play when it comes to colors. - Optical pony hair bravo upper. - Delta Toes. - Painting the edges of a Alpha Mohawk. - Toe of a pull over in the studio. Details to follow. - American Beaver Skull Edition one of one. - Polaroids from Rome, visit to FENDI HQ. - Studio lighting detail. - #MadeInCalifornia#ArtCraftTechnology#NoOneSystem#FollowNoOne#TrustNoOneSystem
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EDITION: ULTRAVIOLET AGED INFRARED DELTA. This edition has sold out. - But the sun is still shining, so the results can be replicated in the future if need be. - #MadeInCalifornia#ArtCraftTechnology#NoOneSystem#FollowNoOne#TrustNoOneSystem
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INFARED CONGO - Sharing this series of photos from Irish Photographer Richard Mosse. Shot in the Congo using a discontinued infrared film developed by Kodak for use in camouflage detection in the Military. - The film registers chlorophyll that exists in living things, displayed in a surreal hue of pink and red. - This psychedelic palette paints both the Rebel armies and natural environment of the Congo in a unexpected light, opening the door for the both the brutality and the beauty to be viewed anew. In an interview with the British Journal of Photography Richard Said - “I wanted to export this technology to a harder situation, to up-end the generic conventions of calcified mass-media narratives and challenge the way we're allowed to represent this forgotten conflict… I wanted to confront this military reconnaissance technology, to use it reflexively in order to question the ways in which war photography is constructed." - I have been fortunate to view this series of photographs in person a number of times and am struck by both the technical proficiency, aesthetic beauty and the narrative power of the images. - File Under: Study of Nature. Study of Humans. Art.Craft.Technology
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EDITION: ULTRAVIOLET AGED INFRARED SPLATTER DELTA (Update: Sold Out) - This edition features a Tuscan vegetable tanned hide that we have aged in the UV light of sun outside our studio. We then applied splatters of Infrared Fluorescent paint, giving a pop of color to offset the organic hues of the hide. - After being hand cut in the studio, we sent out panels to be UV printed. This process allows for high fidelity type to be printed onto the leather. This merging of ancient tanning traditions (our Tuscan partners use a pit tanning process that has not changed for hundreds of years) and the latest in print technology is our favorite aspect of this edition—the merging of Craft and Technology. - Each pair is then stitched and hand lasted inside the No.One studio. - This edition is available now at No-One.LA -
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THE SPECTRAL RANGE - Our human eye can only see a small portion of the electromagnetic spectrum.  That visible portion lies between the Infrared spectrum and the Ultraviolet spectrum. - We have been working with the UV (ultraviolet) end of the spectrum here in the studio to age hides. That’s a complicated way of saying we have been putting hides outside in the California sun using its UV rays to expedite the aging and patina of the untreated hides. - Today, we wanted to share the photo work of Craig Burrows @cpburrowsphoto, who shoots photos using a method called Ultraviolet-induced visible fluorescence, or UVIF. This process uses high powered UV lights to reveal the fluorescence that exists inside all plants. - These images remind us of the limitations of our human vision, our limited spectral range. - File Under: Study of Nature.
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