Ev is the founder and owner of KALÒN Sneakers, she has been an active sneaker head for a few years now and is passionate about creating sneakers which are stylish, functional and are not stereotyped by gender.
Ev started out as a check out chick at a major supermarket chain to support her sneaker habit at age 15, by the time she was 17 she finished school and went straight to work, floating between jobs that ranged from working with the Department of Justice to Superannuation to Loss Prevention roles. Along the journey there was always something missing, it certainly wasn’t her sneaker collection, it was passion for her work.
Fast forward a few years and her burning desire to create her own branded sneaker has finally come to life. Despite all the ‘it’ll never work’ and ‘no one will buy them’ comments Ev pushed ahead because she believed in her dream of creating an Australian sneaker label. She put everything she has into KALÒN Sneakers, and only a few weeks ago brought her little baby girl into the world, so whilst launching KALÒN Sneakers she was busy juggling the demands of a 5-week-old. She is very proud to have finally launched her own branded sneaker, the sneaker designed from scratch and was years in the making, the KALÒN Originals Sneakers have finally landed.
KALÒN Sneakers is Ev’s passion, and as she so perfectly puts it ‘If you are anything like me you make sneaker contact before you make eye contact’.
The Tipping Point – The day KALÒN was born
Late in 2016 the founder of KALÒN SNEAKERS was walking through a major shopping centre in Melbourne looking to buy a pair of sneakers that were stylish, comfortable and could be dressed up or down. Fast forward 4 hours and all that had been found aside from sheer frustration were highly priced sneakers and any style or colour sneaker she wanted just wasn’t available in the women’s sneaker range.
They got in the car sneakerless and the first words she blurted out were 'That's it!!, I'm done with this, I’m going to design and make my own sneaker that anyone can wear', It shouldn’t matter if you're a woman or man, gender shouldn’t play a role, I don’t care and neither should anyone wanting a sneaker'... Her husband just thought it was a throw away comment.... Well it turns out she wasn’t kidding, Evelyn started putting pen to paper to design a sneaker from scratch that was stylish, sneakers that could be dressed up or down and sneakers that didn’t have to define women or men. And here we are in 2019 achieving exactly what she set out to do, she hopes you enjoy wearing your KALÒN Sneakers as much as she did bringing them to life.