After binging on beignets at Mardi Gras, I was dragging myself down Bourbon Street when I noticed something intriguing. A pair of colorful, sleek sneakers caught my eye.
Natives Shoes, founded in Vancouver, Canada in 2009, revolves its designs around the idea of supreme “lite-ness.” A design technique that dates back to medieval times when it was used in knights’ armour, perforated holes throughout the shoe create their light quality.
The company is also praised for its “Beast-Free” materials: no aspect of the shoe contains any animal products. And at a price seven times less than your average Yeezys, who wouldn’t love this cool and environmentally-friendly product? Check out some of our favorite styles below.
THE APEX BOOT
Also available in brown, black, and navy.
THE APOLLO MOC
Available in multiple patterns and colors.
THE ROVER LITEKNIT
Also available in black, navy, and almond beige.
Available in multiple colors and prints.