Anthony Nakoneczny-Marin is originally from Chamonix, Haute-Savoie. Passionate about sports, first mountain biking, then mountain running and ski mountaineering, practiced at a high level. Anthony was ranked 17th at the Mountain Running World Cup in May 2019 in Annecy.
Creating Curlynak, a mountain sports sock and clothing development company, at the age of 17, was a no-brainer.
In line with his passion for trail running
It was at the age of 17 that Anthony launched his business, surely carried by the “family entrepreneurial fiber”.
My father’s side of the family has been in the business for decades, ” he explains. My grandfather had two screw-cutting businesses in the Arve Valley, so I think this fiber is innate.”
Enrolled in the 2nd year of the Bachelor Sport Etudes program at Inseec U. Chambéry, and now 20 years old, Anthony applies the morning lessons to his activity, every afternoon. Between the two, it is the practice of sport that drives him. His passion has become his profession.
“My approach is to go to the mountains with existing equipment and draw conclusions to improve the product, discover the problems in the mountains, and design adapted socks,” he explains.
Products made in France
Anthony’s manufacturing choices are not insignificant: French manufacturing, right down to the yarn used for the socks. French production, it is in permanent search of innovation.
“It’s a world that can be learned. At the beginning, I had the support of my family, because you don’t have the same credibility at 17. It’s a very competitive market and there aren’t many people producing in France.
Close to nature, which led him to choose the trail, Anthony puts his convictions at the service of his company and sportsmen, above all.Updated 24 February 2022