Supra Footwear didn’t come to fruition over night. In fact you could probably trace the brands roots back to a little company by the name of TSA. TSA - Team Santa Ana - was founded in 1991 by a young Angel Cabada, whom at 17 took his love for skateboarding and skate fashion to the next level utilizing the brand as a creative outlet to foster his first two passions. After a successful run of 10 years Angel left TSA and parted ways with his partner. Luckily for us, Angel remained passionate about his pursuit to conquer the skate clothing and apparel market. From there Angel started KR3W, which eventually led to the development of One Distribution. Over the course of the next few years KR3W grew leaps and bounds and with this growth it seemed like a natural move for Angel and company to enter into the skate footwear market. In 2005, after careful consideration, Angel decided launch a second entity placed under the One Distribution umbrella. This second venture would go by the name of Supra Footwear – Latin for “Above and Beyond”.
Since its inception, Supra has grown to be one of the leaders in practical and fashion forward skate footwear. The brand is responsible for taking the sneaker game to the next level mixing traditional skate materials with a blinding array of buckles, chains, and gold embellishments reinventing the conventional silhouette. When Angel agreed to take the time to put together a little Monday Morning Playlist I was stoked to say the least. I have long admired the California native’s entrepreneurial resilience that has advocated a new breed of original footwear design. Through the success of the brand Angel has somehow managed to remain inconspicuous and fly under the radar, which has sparked my curiosity even more.