Chris Langathianos, a 12-year footwear veteran, has joined martial arts footwear manufacturer Ringstar, Inc. as Director of Marketing and Brand Strategy. In this new role, Langathianos will focus on developing the performance brand’s overall business strategy as well as creating a strategy for launching several lifestyle footwear brands.

He brings with him brand and product marketing and public relations experience working with brands like Saucony, Sperry Top~Sider, Keds, and KangaROOS.

“Ringstar is a great niche brand and is a company that has experienced incredible growth over the last couple of years,” said Langathianos. “They have a great vision, and from the moment I met with them, I knew it was something that I knew I wanted to be a part of.”

Ringstar products are the first and only shoes ever approved and sanctioned for full contact sparring by over 60 national and international associations for martial artists.