Praxis Realizes New Skate Footwear

by The Editors on October 5, 2011

Praxis LogoThere’s a lot of goodness in Ashland, Oregon and we’re not just talking free Lithium water in Lithia Park. Now, it would appear that we can add new skate shoes to the Ashland mix, thanks to industry vet Travis Matsdorf’s new footwear company Praxis.

The inaugural Praxis product collection will be unveiled in early December and hit select shops, both in the US and internationally, in May 2012. . . “We’re thrilled for the Praxis brand launch.” says Matsdorf. “We will promote uniqueness on a global level through a meaningful and heartfelt service effort with our retail partners. We believe this will lay the foundation for a special brand experience that will excite and engage the end consumer.”

With 10 years directing sales at iPath, we’re guessing Matsdorf knows what’s up. Will be interesting to see what he and the team have planned. Follow the jump for the official word.INTRODUCING PRAXIS FOOTWEAR: THEORY DRIVEN ACTION

Ashland, OR – Introducing the brand launch of Praxis Footwear, the newest independent footwear company rooted in action sports. Praxis lives by its mantra of “theory driven action” and is focused on transcending conventional boundaries to bring a fresh perspective to the market.

Praxis is being co-founded and led by skate industry veteran Travis Matsdorf. Travis brings over 15 years of sales, marketing, product and brand leadership experience to this new brand. To support the effort, Travis has put together a solid crew of Praxis insiders, to be announced soon. From inception, Praxis will be wholly focused on customer service, global social responsibility and investing in local communities.

The inaugural Praxis product collection will be unveiled in early December and hit select shops, both in the US and internationally, in May 2012.

“We’re thrilled for the Praxis brand launch.” says Matsdorf. “We will promote uniqueness on a global level through a meaningful and heartfelt service effort with our retail partners. We believe this will lay the foundation for a special brand experience that will excite and engage the end consumer.”

The Praxis story will be told through skate team riders, advertising, social media and an “on the ground” grassroots campaign. The Praxis team will be announced soon.

Watch for more to come from Praxis in the near future; including product, athlete and staff updates.

Praxis will be exhibiting at the Agenda show in Long Beach January 5-6, 2012. For additional information on Praxis please visit www.praxisfootwear.com

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