Buy MIghty Healthy T-shirts, crew necks, hoodies, snapback caps and five panel caps. Mighty Healthy comes straight out of New York City and succeeds in producing a line of streetwear which introduces fresh, modern and at times plain sarcastic design approaches to the concept of a classic young men’s apparel brand. It channels the energy and heritage of NYC, drawing from diverse cultures including skateboarding, hip hop and even the nightlife of the city itself.
Mighty Healthy was founded in 2004 by Denis Iderman and Ray Mate, who had the urge to create something that reflected the raw kinetic energy of the Big Apple itself. The founders are authentic veterans of the now heavily influential mid 90s skate scene in NYC, and were influenced through social connections with East Coast heavyweights including Gino Iannucci, Keenan Milton, Keith Hufnagel and Peter Bici, a crew of legendary skateboarders who all orbited around the party scene known for localising the bar Spoons on the lower east side.
The Mighty Healthy guys have benefited from a long time association with legendary Chocolate Skateboards pro Gino Iannucci, who had possibly the earliest instance of a Mighty Healthy t-shirt published in a skate photo in a magazine in 2004. Gino’s affiliation was rewarded in 2011 by means of a signature clothing line from the brand. Well respected streetwear blogs High Snobiety and Hypebeast also offered early backing to the brand and have been largely influential in raising the visibility of Mighty Healthy since 2006.
Nowadays Mighty Healthy boasts a concise but well chosen skate team. The line up includes underground favourite Pete Eldridge, who seems to have the pop to switch ollie a grown adult effortlessly on command and has been chipping away at the game for years – Eldridge has rightfully been rewarded with a pro spot on Cliché Skateboards. Also involved are legendary pro of Columbian heritage Danny Montoya, alongside amateurs Chris Colburn and Connor Champion.