Arigato means ‘thankyou’ in Japanese. Axel is a risky name for a human child, or an integral part of a practical wheeled vehicle. So naturally, Axel Arigato started out making the cleanest minimal sneakers since Stan Smith’s came back with a vengeance. Now, the brand designs everything from water bottles to graphic t-shirts, while continuing to drop a new footwear style every week. Axel, thank you. Keep up the good work.