In mid-December, footwear brand Native Shoes will open the doors to its first-ever retail location, in Gastown.
Originating from Vancouver, Native Shoes debuted in 2009, with three classic shoe silhouettes constructed entirely from a single material: EVA. Since then, the brand has expanded to offer a variety of silhouettes for adults and kids in futuristic fabrics, available to consumers in 30 countries worldwide.
Known for their ‘Keep it Lite’ and Beast-Free (aka. PETA Approved Vegan) footwear, Native Shoes has made a name for itself both locally and internationally, and the time has now come for them to experiment with their first-ever retail local in their hometown.
Shoppers to the upcoming Native Shoes store can expect to visit a minimalistic yet sustainable space. The design inspiration draws from Native Shoes’ west coast roots, pulling in natural wood for fixturing and a moss wall sourced from the forests surrounding Vancouver.
Products offered in-store will include Native Shoes’ core product line of footwear in new prints and colourways for the Fall season, as well as recent launches like the water-resistant Treklite boot collection.
In line with the Keep it Lite mantra, the store will feature a large-scale ‘gumball machine’ installation to display Native’s classic Jefferson shoe, and will foster an interactive and design-driven atmosphere. The Gastown store will also offer customers an engaging retail experience with a dedicated community space to host pop ups with artists, like-minded brands and individuals.
“We’re extremely proud to open our first retail location in our hometown Vancouver. This new space will be a creative hub where design, fashion and community intersect.” – Kyle Housman, President, Native Shoes.
The Native Shoes Vancouver store will be located at 14 Water St in Gastown and is expected to open in mid-December. For more information, visit: nativeshoes.com.