Our story

WE HAVE BEEN SEEKING THE FASHION INDUSTRY FOR OVER 15 YEARS. 

OUR MISSION HAS ALWAYS BEEN TO SELL UNIQUE AND QUALITY PRODUCTS THAT LAST  LONGER AND PEOPLE CAN FEEL THEMSELVES WEARING THEM. 

WE ARE A COUPLE FROM VENEZUELA THAT LOVE DOING SPORTS SUCH AS SURFING,  KITESURF, TENNIS, SOCCER, SKYDIVING, CYCLING AND RUNNING. OUR DAUGHTER MAYA IS OUR INSPIRATION EVERY SINGLE DAY. 

WE STARTED SELLING CLOTHING AND ACCESSORIES AT HOME TO OUR FRIENDS. OUR FIRST BUSINESS TRIP WAS IN 2001 TO LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA. WE WERE ON THE POINT OF OPENING A STORE IN A MALL BUT DUE TO THE COUNTRY INSECURITY SITUATION WE HAD TO LEAVE THE COUNTRY AND START OUR BUSINESS ABROAD. 

WE FIRST LIVED IN GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA, WHERE WE SPENT SOME TIME SURFING AND ALSO STUDYING ENGLISH AND THEN DECIDED TO GO TO MIAMI WHERE WE HAVE BEEN LIVING FOR 10 YEARS. 

AS SOON AS WE GOT TO MIAMI WE DECIDED TO CREATE A BRAND (11 RUNNERS) AND WE OPENED A STORE IN BRICKEL WHERE WE PARTNER UP WITH ASICS, BROOKS,  MIZUNO, NEWTON, GARMIN, OAKLEY, AS WELL AS COLLABORATIONS WITH SWIMWEAR BRANDS, LEGGINGS, NUTRITION AMONG OTHERS.

DUE TO SOME BUILDING CONSTRUCTIONS OUR SELLS STARTED GOING DOWN AS PEOPLE WERE NOT ABLE TO WALK NEAR OUR STORE FOR SECURITY PURPOSES AND WE HAD TO CLOSE AND LOOK IN THE MEANTIME FOR ANOTHER PROJECTS.

ALL THESE DIFFICULTIES HAS MADE US GROW AND KEEPS US BELIEVING IN OUR DREAMS NO MATTER HOW MANY TIMES BUT IF THIS IS WHAT WE LOVE WE CAN TRY AND TRY AGAIN. 

WE ALWAYS WANTED TO CONTINUE OUR BRAND BUT BEING SO BUSY MADE US WAIT SOME YEARS UNTILL THE BEGINNING OF 2020 WITH THE PANDEMIC WE HAD MORE TIME AT HOME AND IT WAS THEN WHEN WE DECIDED TO REACTIVATE OUR BRAND AGAIN BUT NOT ONLY SPORTY BUT MORE CASUAL AND MASCULINE AND WHATSMORE WE CREATED ANOTHER BRAND MORE FEMININE AND STYLISH FOR UNIQUE WOMEN  WHICH IS KISS BY CRIS. 

OUR MISSION IS TO SPREAD LOVE AND QUALITY IN EVERY PRODUCT WE SELL.

WE HOPE YOU ARE READY AND OPEN TO RECEIVE OUR LOVE!!!

KISS BY CRIS AND 11 RUNNERS

FAMILY OPERATED.