About Archangel Hype
ABOUT THE COMPANY
Archangel Hype was founded by Michel Asperas back in the Summer of 2013. Originally named Archangel Kicks, the business started out as mainly a custom sneaker and restoration operation. Through the years, the company has evolved to provide authentic, exclusive sneakers and streetwear to enthusiasts across the U.S and the world. We strive to provide you the best prices and customer service. All of our items are 100% Authentic Guaranteed! Your satisfaction...well that's guaranteed as well!
THROUGH THE YEARS
Pictured to the left, is Archangel Hype at Sneaker Summit's Summer 2019 Event in Houston, Texas. Through the years, the company has been blessed by so much support and has grown from its small beginnings. The following photos below are from numerous sneaker events that the company attended. These events were extremely fun and having the opportunity to network and interact with other sneakerheads is unforgettable. Archangel Hype looks forward to traveling the country and across the globe to attend more events in the future.
Small beginnings. Here, we see Michel Asperas at the first-ever SneakerCon in Atlanta on January 5th, 2013. A couple of small duffle bags and a backpack accounted for less than 10 pairs of shoes. Michel is holding a pair of custom "Galaxy" Vans that he made. This custom galactic sneaker became the catalyst that brought him to start doing custom sneakers. He took the same galaxy theme and applied it onto a pair of Lebron 9 Elites shown in the photo as well. The other sneakers are the Air Jordan 6 Olympic 2012, Air Max 90 "Clerk Pack", Air Jordan 4 "Bred" 2012, and the Lebron 10 "Lava".
Still small, but bigger. This was taken at the Atlanta DunkXChange on May 25, 2013. We see Michel holding up another custom sneaker he made, the Jordan 4 "Yeezy Blink" custom that was ever so popular during this era of sneaker culture. Before entering the event, the staff suddenly told Michel that he had to pay per sneaker to bring in, which was and still is unheard of. A negotiation was settled and 13 pairs of sneakers were brought in. Double Digits! A great memory from this event was when an attendee agreed to trade a pair of original 1996 Air Jordan 11 "Bred" for a pair of the Nike Air Force 1 Lunar "Area 72", seen in the lower left of the photo.
SneakerCon Atlanta Pt. 2. The sneaker event came back to ATL for the 2nd time in 2013, this time during the Summer on June 15. Michel had just gotten out of a week-long JROTC Military Base Camp Session the morning of, and went straight to the event. We see him here wearing his custom-made t-shirt to match his custom Lebron 9 "Un-Freegum" he had on feet. The top "pick-up" from the event was the Jordan 1 "Old Love/ New Love" Pack for $260, seen in the bottom left corner.
This event was the first-ever Kixfair show in Atlanta. Michel was unable to attend due to a Marching Band Competition. This setup featured an array of his custom sneakers including the famous Lebron 9 "Un-Freegum", Jordan 3 "Threezy", Jordan 3 "Red October", and the Lebron 9 Elite "Big-Bang". Also shown is a collection of custom Nike socks. Michel was creating custom-print socks before the era of Stance socks and other big-brand graphic sock companies. That line of the business did not last very long but was still a fun venture.
KixFair, but with Michel and a friend this time. This event took place on April 26, 2014 at the Georgia State Sports Arena. The company (at the time, Archangel Kicks) finally got an official banner! Archangel Hype teamed up with a good friend, Carolina Soles and shared a vendor table at the event. Here we can see Michel's collection of "Nike Air" Retro 3s and 4 to the left, some of his custom paintings, and his custom "Tiffany" Air Jordan 4s. It was Michel's first time as an official vendor at a sneaker event and became the 1st of many more to come!
This Sneaker Event was very unique because Michel was participating in a Live Sneaker customization contest judged by Mache Customs and sponsored by Angelus Paint. This was at Kixfair at the Georgia World Congress Center on September 13, 2014. Michel's best-friend Nathaniel was working the vendor table setup while Michel was painting away during the 6-hour time frame. Surprisingly, Michel did not know he was entered in the contest until the day before when he was contacted by the event staff. He frantically packed up his paints, brushes, and tools and headed to the event with a winning attitude. The theme for the customs was "Atlanta", so Michel mocked up a "What the Atlanta" design during the car ride there. The design, featuring over a dozen Atlanta icons and themes, split into a "Day" and "Night" shoe, won first place during the competition.
This was the last event Archangel Hype was at in Georgia before moving to Texas. The event was somewhat local and very small. There ended up only being about a dozen vendors and less than 100 people total in attendance. No shoes sold but it was still a fun time interacting with sneakerhead friends.
Texas. This was the first sneaker event Archangel Hype appeared at in the Lone Star State. Seen here, is the very first Sneaker Summit event in Austin during SXSW on March 17, 2018. The event was small and intimate as it was located inside of a bar. It was a great first venue to vend at in the new state.
Later that year in 2018, Archangel Hype finally got it's first official vendor spot at a SneakerCon event. This was at the Dallas SneakerCon on June 30th. It was the first big event where the company had a vendor table and it was well worth it! The first sale was a pair of Nike Off-White Vapormax Black for $600! Many custom Archangel Hype "City Box Logo" tees sold, as well as the Supreme accessories seen. The biggest sales of the show had to be two pairs of Nike Off-White Air Jordan 1 "UNC".
Two SneakerCons in one year! This time the company made an appearance at the Houston SneakerCon on December 1st, 2018. It was a decent event for the company and it was great to meet new people. A lot of Supreme clothing sold at the show, and one attendee was very happy to cop the Supreme x Champion Satin Varsity Jacket. On feet are the Nike x Off-White Presto "White" to match the classic Archangel Hype Staff t-shirt.
H-Town getting a back-to-back visit. On January 6th, 2019, Archangel Hype started the new year strong at Sneaker Summit Houston. A lot of great sales and relationships were made at the event. Michel had to represent the Houston vibes with a custom Archangel Hype Travis Scott "Cactus" t-shirt while rocking the Air Jordan 4 "Cactus Jack" and Air Force 1 "Travis Scott" Sail. A memorable part of the show was meeting the team from RoyalTeamSneakers from Mexico who were invited to the event. They were friendly and bought many pairs that day. Another great memory was also when Michel gifted his mother a pair of brand new Yeezy 350 V2 "Static" at the event.
Austin, Texas back at it again with another Sneaker Summit event on March 16th, 2019. For the first time, Archangel Hype incorporated portable folding risers for displaying the sneakers, which provided a lightweight and easy setup. About 75% of the inventory were Air Jordan 1s, because at the time, they were at a huge demand and the company had held on to many releases over the past months leading up to the event. Here, we see Michel rocking a custom 1 of 1 Archangel Hype t-shirt. He photoshopped the design and printed the shirt himself the night before the event. It features Archangel Michael wearing the Nike Air Max "Sean Wotherspoon", a Supreme shoulder bag, and a weilding a Supreme Wiffle Ball bat. Of course, he had to pair it with his own pair of Nike Air Max "Sean Wotherspoon", which was the theme sneaker of the event.
Day One, SneakerCon Dallas 2019. This June 29th was the first day of a weekend-long SneakerCon. Archangel Hype had been preparing for this event for months, loading up on some fire inventory, creating a new logo and banners, and debuting a new line of products, Sole Security. Michel was able to fly in his best friend, Nathaniel, to attend the event with him and help out with the table. It was a successful day one, and it led to an increased excitement for the next day.
Day Two, SneakerCon Dallas 2019. This June 30th was a memorable one as Archangel Hype left Dallas with much less than they had come with. Great connections were established, many sales were done, and it is an event that will forever be a defining moment for the company. Michel had the pleasure to do a meet and greet with Jaysee from Urban Necessities, get his Urban Necessities shirt autographed, and give Jaysee a custom made Monster Energy Drink Can, designed by Michel himself.
Keep Austin Weird...and Awesome! This was the first ever, ATX Cop N Swap, a local event put on by shops in the Austin area. While it was a small venue, the quality of the event was great and truly showed how great the City of Austin is! With only a fraction the attendance amount of other larger events, the same amount of sales occured. However, the attitudes and kindness of the attendees were fantastic. Many polite sneakerheads stopped by to chat, trade, buy and sell. It was an overall great environment and enjoyable experience. Austin represented well!
The last sneaker event of 2019, Sneaker Summit Houston on December 15th. Another great event to wrap up the year. The photo taken was well before the event start time, but the company had already sold a handful of pairs shortly after setting up. This event went very smoothly for Archangel Hype, incorporating a new company iPad for customers to easily checkout for a pleasant shopping experience. The company looks forward to growing even more in the future and traveling to more shows. Archangel Hype would like to thank everyone that has supported the company, because without the support, the company would not be where it's at today!