The Iten is the perfect light weight trainer. Built for your fast shorter runs, it's robust enough to keep you going if you chose to go longer.
We named our first shoe ‘Iten’ after a small town on the edge of the Rift Valley that produces an exceptional number of the world’s best athletes. We cut a rift into the heel in homage Rift Valley, where you'll find this Home of Champions.
Along the side of the Iten, you’ll find 12 lines. Two shoes makes it 12/12 - or 12 December. Jamhuri day. That great day in 1963 when Kenya finally gained independence from the United Kingdom and exactly one year later when it became a republic.
Under the sole, you'll find the word "Harambee". In Swahili it means “all pull together”, and is used to refer to moments where communities come together to accomplish something individuals couldn’t do alone.
Whether Maasai and Samburu beading or Swahili lesos and kangas, you’ll see consistent repetition of triangle patterns in Kenyan design. We brought those same triangles to several different places on the Iten.
A traditional symbol of Kenya found on the flag, national crest, and given as one of the highest honors - similar to a presidential commendation or knighthood. We made our own running spear and proudly emblazon it on all Enda gear.