#71 Ferdinand van Alpen, Creative Director / Illustrator



Ferdinand Van Alphen,
Creative Director / Illustrator

Here are my shoes. They were a gift by my parents and — after some initial doubt as to if they would offer enough support for running — the seemingly lack of support in the ‘sock’ and the great cushioning sole have proven amazing while running.

Running for me is an almost spiritual exercise. Every touch with the earth channels energy through my body, from my head to my toes. I run as early in the morning as I can as it puts me on the right track for the day. The sweat is cleansing me from worries and negative thoughts, and sparks ideas. That moment when I finish and the tank is empty is the most relaxing feeling, and I feel fresh!