Express Yourself. Unapologetically.

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Making the Asian American hustle look good

Thoughtfully designed with full grain natural leather and premium natural rubber

WHY 1587?

Our Asian American story began in 1587, the first documented year that Asians landed in America. We want to honor the legacy that started our Asian American story with our namesake, the same bold spirit, and desire for the extraordinary.

We are the first sneaker brand in the US that is owned, designed, and inspired by Asian American culture - empowering Asian Americans to be unapologetically themselves.



Best shoes I've ever owned

Best shoes I've ever owned. Got my Uncle's pairs too and they love them.

I've owned common projects, Ferragamo's, and other brands.

1587 is the best!!!

Joshua M
Verified buyer

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! Everywhere I go, people ask me where I got my kicks. So proud to say I got them from my community and my friends. They’re my go to conference sneakers. Thank you for giving us the gift of 1587!

Roger L.
Verified buyer
What a great pair of shoes.

What a great pair of shoes. I gifted these to a co-presenter so that we both can have 1587's on while presenting at an Asian leadership conference. Our topic was to better understand the identity we have as Asians across the multiple identity spectrum, where it's Asian American, Black Asian, Hapa... we all need to be consciously aware of the strengths we have and to be intentional in using them. The shoes were a way we presented a conscious reminder to empower ourselves in tapping into our strengths. They were great in comfort and illustration.

Hyung L
Verified buyer

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Asked Questions

Why is Italian Full Grain leather and natural rubber important?

Full grain leather will look amazing for a lifetime. It resists creases and warping, and can be easily cleaned with a cloth and water. Natural rubber is incredibly soft and durable, and has a high rebound rate so it keeps its shape over thousands of miles. Commercial sneakers from big brands use cheap and hard leather covered in plastic paint (to hide imperfections), and this causes deep creasing and cracks over time. Their rubber is a thin and hard synthetic that isn’t comfortable and loses its shape in a matter of months.

What makes you an Asian American Brand?

1587 is Asian American owned and operated. We use our brand and platform to shine the spotlight on our Asian American stories, our style, and celebrate Asian American culture, authentically.

Why are the sneakers made in Italy?

Italy has the finest sneakers artisans and is home to the world’s best materials. While it is more expensive to build our sneakers there, the quality is unmatched.  We want the highest quality sneakers that will look fresh for a lifetime with heavy use.

Which factories produce the sneakers?

We use the same materials and factories as many of the major fashion houses that begin with L, G, and Y. 

What is the Zero Risk policy?

If you have a size issue or any other thing arises, we have a no questions asked policy for 90 days. 

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