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Founded in 2009, Canadian brand Native doesn't have a long history, which is just fine considering that its eyes are firmly on the future, both in terms of forward-thinking design and a commitment to sustainability. Step into tomorrow with this fresh and colourful collection.
The Native signature perforated uppers are lots of fun, but they also keep your feet cool and breezy in hot weather. The white toecaps nod to traditional plimsolls styles and contrast with the minimal, futuristic aesthetic. Bright, life-affirming colours pop up in this range from Native, and if you’re taken by the whim to team with equally loud, clashing cotton socks, then we absolutely salute you for doing so. Inventive bow or toggle-drawn laces have the look of concept runway design, but these shoes are equally suited to pottering down the humble garden path. The perforation adds instant visual interest, but if that’s not enough, look for starry or striped patterns and team with a funny graphic tee for a good-times look.
Though perhaps not marathon-appropriate, the lace-up, classic trainer styles in this range from Native definitely give an off-duty Olympian feel. Slip-on sandals are perfect pool-side wear - go with a monochrome pair and tight-fitting swimming gear for an I-can-do-butterfly look, or team with Hawaiian board shorts and stick to a doggy paddle. Trainers with a low profile and soft uppers are bendy and lightweight - perfect everyday wear with rolled-up jeans or cargo shorts. Convenient pull-on loops at the heel and stretchy upper materials shave down out-the-door time, whether for you or the kids. Brilliant white soles make for a crisp look with fitted cotton trousers and a plain white tee.