Vancouver-based company Native Shoes was founded in 2009 with a mission of making casual shoes that are durable, comfortable, light, and suited to a wide range of activities and conditions. Their purpose is both philosophical and a key ingredient in their footwear: lightness.
The company’s special formula is injection-moulded ethylene vinyl acetate, or EVA, a soft, flexible, rubber-like material that doesn’t absorb water or retain odours. What began as a handful of EVA silhouettes has evolved into a selection of sneakers, sandals, slip-ons, and boots for all seasons.
By 2023, each and every pair of Native Shoes will be 100% life cycle managed. The Remix Project, their first initiative on this journey, recycles Native Shoes by giving them new life in projects across the community.