Native Shoes, based in Vancouver, crafts the most comfortable footwear you may ever wear. “Keep it Lite” is the company’s ethos, and they do. Their flexible (and easily packable) signature hole-covered styles are 100 per cent hip, and made from soft and flexible EVA material for a breathable, all-in-one gardening, camping, or beach slide-on. For the winter season, Native uses the soft material from the originals but seals up the holes, adding elements like recycled and repurposed leather and faux fur lining for warmth. Bright new purple, red, and blue hues make autumnal appearances, but by far the most adorable—and the lightest—are the children’s soles. No youngster should be without the little Jimmy boot, ideal for puddle jumping all year long.
November 18, 2012