Ehh not what i heard...
why do you think the shoes are EVERYWHERE and the rest of their gear isn't?
a. did you read what i wrote? or do you not understand what "distribution" means and how it could affect where you can find the shoes??
b. another reason why alife footwear is so much more widely available is because it is footwear. do you have any idea what footwear minimums are compared to t-shirt minimums? there's no comparison. it would be financially retarded/impossible for alife to release as many shoe models as they do and keep the #s really low
c. you can't deny they're made on foreign soil. look at the label
How does the design process go? You design them, then what?
Mostly I do the designs on my laptop, as I would anything else. If you look carefully, you'll see that the kicks have a clean, graphic-design feel to them... Anyway, after that, I send the sketches to the development office in Taiwan; receive the protos and correct them via photoshop and illustrator; email the changes and wait for the second round. Next come the salesman samples, production, financing and delivery. This is a very small operation and basically a one-man show. I'm involved in all aspects.