SWIMS - Ballerina

Johan Ringdal, Stig Olav Skeie

The SWIMS StoryGrowing up with four distinct seasons in Norway, I neverlet go of the black rubber galoshes that my late grandfatherpassed on to me. In 1999 they accompanied me to a milder,but still rainy Paris. Wearing Chuck Taylor’s Converseand galoshes, I got around the severe rainfall that autumn.Not surprisingly, my footwear became the subject of manyjokes around the art school I attended. Later, while living in New York, I blended in with an imageconscius culture that defied slushy streets, freezing winds and pouring rain. Naturally, this resulted in a lot of discomfort and many ruined pairs of shoes.A few more Manhattan winters went by while I searchedfor the right product before I finally took matters in myown hands and decided to develop SWIMS - The ModernGalosh! A stylish solution, embodying the essence of practicality: Wear your favorite shoes, slip on SWIMS whenthe weather is rough, slip’em off when you arrive at yourdestination. Enhanced comfort is assured and your shoesare guaranteed to stay shiny. The SWIMS galosh is the product of my own experience, my appreciation of functional design, and my odd fascination with big city rain. Enjoy the weather!Johan R., Founder

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SWIMS - Ballerina


The SWIMS StoryGrowing up with four distinct seasons in Norway, I neverlet go of the black rubber galoshes that my late grandfatherpassed on to me. In 1999 they accompanied me to a milder,but still ...