Native Sandals SP17
Main Designer & Developer for the Native Sandal Program.
FOCUS ON KEY LINES
The focus was on the silhouettes and trying to create the illusion as if they were chiseled out of stone.
Minimal and clean with subtle branding
Inspired by classic silhouettes and driven to become a timeless design object.
FUNCTIONAL FOOTBED DETAILS
The comfy footbed boasts an understated variation of the classic Native wave print. Slightly raised pattern for added grip and comfort, aids with circulation throughout the foot.
Dual density design - Soft compression molded footbed sits within the denser injected EVA upper.
The Native wordmark acts more as a signature compared to the traditional branding approach. Upper is a canvas that allows for the opportunity to boast ‘Nativized’ prints in future seasons.
Fully Injected EVA bottom inspired by the Jefferson, Miller and Jericho. The wave pattern has been strategically extended out to the circumference of the sole to help with siping on wet surfaces.
Soft top sandal with perforated neoprene upper. Adjustable hiking lace with toggle.
3 part sole is made up of a compression footbed and injected sole with a flocked rubber insert as shown on the next image.
Outsole pattern inspired by the original Native injected EVA styles. Keeping the visual language in areas like this was key for these minimal styles.
Injected EVA sole with flocked rubber insert to provide added grip and durability.
Photo Credit : André Paul Pinces ©