The Vernon Shoe - Janne Saario
For the Spring 2015 footwear collection Element collaborates with Finnish landscape and skate park architect Janne Saario and presents the “Vernon – Janne Saario”. The sneaker silhouette in suede leather features a padded collar, leather reinforcements and a vulcanized construction. Furthermore the style includes a customized insole graphic which reflects Janne Saario's handwriting – one of his architecture designs.
After his career as a pro skateboarder, Element Advocate and former team rider Janne Saario focuses now more on his profession to design surroundings for skateboarding. While his background enables him to identify with the needs of skateboarders, his designs are characteristic for blending well into landscapes.