Founded by Arshia Stath who embodies fitness as a lifestyle – searched endlessly to find footwear focused on performance. With ruthless demand for shoes capable of providing foundational strength, groundedness and durability coupled with a wide enough toe box that doesn’t squish your toes, he discovered a gaping hole in the industry. And that is how he founded RESPONSE. We are here to offer science-backed sporting goods to transform you into a world-class athlete. Each product is engineered with infinite care and analyzed for months and sometimes years to meet the rigorous standards of championship athletes.


Quality. To become the greatest athlete of all time, you will need the right tools, even if it makes you 1% better. And that’s why our sporting goods are engineered with utmost precision, quality and craftsmanship.

Innovation. We are constantly investing in the latest research to discover the finest materials coupled with the latest technologies because we believe a great product comes with innovation and innovation comes with progression.

Boldness. Greatness comes with courage and courage comes with the ability to get shit done despite the risks. We assist you with that by visioning decades, planning months and attacking days to offer you the product you need to become a championship athlete.

Sustainability. Every moment is the right moment to begin, and here at RESPONSE we donate at least 1% of our annual revenue to 1% for the Planet to protect our ecosystems and preserve natural resources for future generations. So, not only are you investing in footwear that will inevitably enhance and maximize your performance, you are also making our planet a better place.

1% for the

1% for the Planet was founded to prevent greenwashing, certify reputable giving and provide accountability. The 1% for the Planet certification is given to businesses and individuals that meet the high-bar commitment—donate 1% of annual sales or salary to environmental causes. 

And we are super grateful to be a part of the organization.