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Ascent (Gen 2)
Ascent (Gen 2)
Ascent (Gen 2)
Ascent (Gen 2)
Ascent (Gen 2)
Ascent (Gen 2)
Ascent (Gen 2)
Ascent (Gen 2)
Ascent (Gen 2)
Ascent (Gen 2)
Ascent (Gen 2)
Ascent (Gen 2)
Ascent (Gen 2)
Ascent (Gen 2)
Ascent (Gen 2)

Ascent (Gen 2)

Regular price $144.99
Unit price  per 

SHIPPING DELAY - Due to high order volume, it will take 2-3 weeks to ship your order

What's different for Gen 2?

Sizing: We are switching to a Unisex sizing approach, starting from Women's US 6 through Men's US 14, including half sizes. Our updated sizes will be slightly wider and should fit true to size compared to our initial release, which were about 1/2 size too big. Please reference the sizing guide before purchasing, or message us using the chat feature!

Lace loop: You spoke and we listened! Based on feedback that the tongue wouldn't stay in place and fell to the side of the shoe: we added a lace loop. This will secure the tongue in the center of the shoe and prevent it falling to the side.

Leather: Although we used a premium full-grain leather for the initial production, we sourced an even higher grade of full-grain leather which should be even more durable, and decrease the likelihood of cuts and scuffs. The intent is to help extend the lifespan of the shoes.

Paint finish: We are improving the paint finish of the leather to make the paint more durable and resistant to wear. This will help the brand new-look last longer.

Insoles: 

  • We increased the density of the 3mm zero-drop insole. It will be less flimsy and more durable.
  • We changed the flat 4mm insole to a more durable, cup-sole design. This 3-dimensional structure will be more durable, secure, and won't roll-up under your heel like the original 4mm insole. The density of this insole was also increased.
  • We decreased the thick 5-11mm insole to be 4-9mm. The thinner heel will be closer to zero-drop and also allow your foot to sit deeper in the shoe for a more secure fit. We also increased the density of this thick insole to provide the same amount of cushion in a smaller form factor.

Your order includes:

  • 1 pair of Ascent (gen 2) shoes - Our minimalist version of the classic sneaker: a premium, full-grain leather upper, featuring padded ankle and tongue, which has been glued, pressed, and stitched to our 5mm, zero-drop, high-traction rubber outsoles. They feature a spacious toe-box to allow toe-splay, all-day comfort, and are podiatrist-approved.

  • 2 pairs of shoelaces - In addition to the laces that come installed in the shoes, each order will include an extra set of shoelaces in a different color, allowing you to change your look! The black shoes will include black/gold laces (not pictured) and the white shoes will include maroon laces (not pictured).

  • 3 pairs of insoles - Each package will include: 3mm insoles (zero-drop), 4mm insoles (zero-drop), 4-9mm insoles (not zero-drop). You can swap insoles to change the level of cushion to match your activity and personal preference.

  • 1 pair of toe spacers - We include a pair of our 30 Mike Mike toe spacers which can be used to help spread your toes into natural alignment. These can be used separately for foot mobility and during foot strengthening exercises, or while wearing the shoes. 

  • 1 pre-paid return mailer (US orders only) - Each package include a pre-paid return mailer; you just place the shoes inside, peel and seal the adhesive strip, and drop off at your local US Post Office. This can be used for both returns or exchanges. International customers have to arrange/pay for return shipping.

  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee - We stand behind our product. If you don't feel like the shoes you received are worth what you paid for them, send them back in the pre-paid mailer and we will gladly refund your money, no matter how long it's been or what condition they are in. This doesn't mean our shoes will last forever (they won't), but you should never regret buying them.

Note: the photos below are of sample shoes - the production models may differ slightly in color/design: the red logo on the sole may be a darker shade of red - the gold logo on the tongue may be smaller.

International Orders: You may be charged import duty fees by your country. Check our FAQ Page to see estimated import fees by country

Customer Reviews

Based on 135 reviews
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(122)
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niels kalis
2e pair of Icarus.

I highly recommend the gen 2. Their amazing quality, the extra cost for dutch custom's is totally worth it.

H
Hiep Nguyen

very happy

N
New Icarus fan
Where comfort meets style!

I am usually a size 10 for tennis shoes. I am size 10 or 10.5 based on the size guide. I chatted with Andrew before ordering and he was spot on with his recommendation to order 9.5. The shape of the shoes are like custom made to fit. They are the most comfortable shoes I have ever put on. My toes can splay out comfortably but not too much extra like I'm wearing clown shoes. I'm most impressed with the natural foot shape but somehow they don't look wide or weird at all unlike other wide toe box brands. I absolutely love the style. The leather seems very good quality and the construction seems very well made. I am considering to get the black ones too but want to wait a bit to see how well these hold up. I have a feeling they will last a long time though.

J
Javier

Love the shoes. Excited for more colors. Bought the black and gumsole for my wife.

P
Patrick

Great shoes. Wide toe box. Very nice quality. Great service. Highly recommend.

Customer Reviews

Based on 135 reviews
90%
(122)
7%
(10)
1%
(2)
0%
(0)
1%
(1)
n
niels kalis
2e pair of Icarus.

I highly recommend the gen 2. Their amazing quality, the extra cost for dutch custom's is totally worth it.

H
Hiep Nguyen

very happy

N
New Icarus fan
Where comfort meets style!

I am usually a size 10 for tennis shoes. I am size 10 or 10.5 based on the size guide. I chatted with Andrew before ordering and he was spot on with his recommendation to order 9.5. The shape of the shoes are like custom made to fit. They are the most comfortable shoes I have ever put on. My toes can splay out comfortably but not too much extra like I'm wearing clown shoes. I'm most impressed with the natural foot shape but somehow they don't look wide or weird at all unlike other wide toe box brands. I absolutely love the style. The leather seems very good quality and the construction seems very well made. I am considering to get the black ones too but want to wait a bit to see how well these hold up. I have a feeling they will last a long time though.

J
Javier

Love the shoes. Excited for more colors. Bought the black and gumsole for my wife.

P
Patrick

Great shoes. Wide toe box. Very nice quality. Great service. Highly recommend.