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This coming weekend, Berlin-based Atheist shoes is hosting a pop-up shop inside Fine Arts Optical (888 Valencia Street). "We've come to San Francisco because we already have a lot of customers here (San Francisco being the liberal bastion of godlessness that it is)," writes Atheist co-founder David Bonney. Regardless of your religious beliefs, you can't disagree with shoes that are "so soft it's like walking on hugs from baby kittens."
Bonney and his co-founders launched Atheist in 2012 with support from Reddit and Kickstarter "for those who live on their feet, not on their knees." They design the shoes in Berlin "to Bauhaus principles," and the footwear is handmade in Portugal from super-soft leather. Their logo is a "black hole of nothingness," and the soles feature sayings like "Darwin Loves." With the rise of normcore and the current popularity of comfy shoes like Birkenstocks and Tevas, we're thinking the timing is good for their simple designs.
Stop by the pop-up between 11am and 6pm on Friday, June 6 through to Sunday June 8.
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