Founded in the Fall of 2002, the founders were dissatisfied with what the industry was offering. They set out to create a high quality footwear line that addressed the needs of an emerging lifestyle consumer. By combining the best attributes of different footwear categories, the comfort of a sneaker with the materialization of a dress shoe, the ultimate crossbreed of lifestyle footwear was born. Creativity is a driving force throughout the company, and invention lies at the heart of the brand. Their passion for pioneering this market, is the driving force inspiring Creative Recreation to continually recreate the future of lifestyle footwear today.
The lively maritime district of Barcelona was once a barrier island called Maians, which over centuries became a peninsula: the Barceloneta. Artists, fishermen, travelers, bar flies, and local merchants have built a unique community here that combines a laid-back Mediterranean beach culture with the cosmopolitan style of one of Europe’s most dynamic cities. From this colorful setting comes Maians, a thoroughly unique line of plimsoll that fulfills the Spanish requisite of casual yet chic: 100% hecho a mano en España.
It all started under the cloud-ridden April sky of yet another belayed Swedish Spring in 2008. A vision to spread happiness by turning an everyday essential into a colourful design piece. A rigid standard of ultimate quality, craftsmanship, and creativity. A philosophy brought to perfection by the Happy Socks collective of creators, most recently spotted in a 400-year-old shrieking red cottage among the cherry trees and berry bushes in a park located in the midst of Stockholm.Happy Socks believes everyone should be able to wear whatever socks they like, so most of the Happy Socks are unisex.
Inspired by classic, casual silhouettes, but made with the lightest and most comfortable material available, Native Shoes are the best of both worlds. Footwear for the future done in the style of everything we’ve ever loved about shoe design. Native aesthetic is relaxed, flexible and active. Native Shoes is footwear for anybody, anywhere, anytime.