What is KAPELMUUR?
In 2010, Akira NAKATA, the CEO of Wave One Co., Ltd., a company that specializes in manufacturing cycling wear, founded Kapelmuur in Shibuya, Tokyo.
Akira's vision was to create cycling wear that is not only functional but also fashionable enough to be worn in everyday settings, such as metropolitan business districts.
KAPELMUUR's primary objective is to offer "clothing that can be worn every day," in line with the active lifestyles of cyclists.
The brand name "KAPELMUUR" was chosen after the most challenging cobbled hill on the route of the Tour of Flanders("Le Tour des Flandres" in French), a traditional road race that has been held in Belgium's Flanders region since 1913.
The Tour of Flanders is known as the most prestigious one-day classic race, and it has a considerable following of passionate fans, particularly in Belgium, where road racing is incredibly popular.
Akira named the brand after "KAPELMUUR," the hill that had the most profound impression on him during the race, with the hope of establishing a brand that would be cherished for a long time like the race.
Wave One Co., Ltd., the manufacturer of KAPELMUUR and Lion de KAPELMUUR products, supplies them to professional cycling teams in Japan that compete under challenging circumstances, with continuous updates of their products.
Their products have received high praise for their quality and performance in Japan.
Company name: WAVE ONE CO.,LTD.
Address: 6-23-17-4F, Jingumae,Shibuya, Tokyo, 1500001, Japan.