The Legacy Footwear Collection features two sustainable upper options so you can tailor your shoes to your style!
Our ultra-fine Merino Wool Upper is soft, breathable, temperature-regulating, and moisture-wicking to keep you comfortable all day long.
We use certified Merino wool from New Zealand farms that is ethically sourced and traceable.
Our Woven Bamboo/Nylon Mesh upper resists moisture to keep your feet cool and dry through any weather condition. The bamboo is sustainably sourced and the nylon thread is made from recycled plastic bottles, to carry out our mission to reduce plastic in landfills.
The Legacy Footwear Collection features two outsole options so you can pick the positive impact of your purchase.
To craft our first outsole option, we’ve combined sugar cane (a renewable resource that captures CO2 to reduce greenhouse gas emissions), with recycled rubber to create a tough outsole that can withstand any terrain.
Our algae outsole takes harmful algae bloom from vulnerable lakes and waterways and turns it into plant based performance foam that reduces the dependency on non-renewable resources. Combined with recycled rubber, the Algae foam creates a performance outsole that is light, flexible and adventure ready.
Our insoles are good for your feet and for the planet!
The insoles of our shoes are sustainably crafted with an algae foam that offers all-day comfort and support.
The production of the insole removes algae bloom from the waterways and releases clean air into the environment. This innovative material and production is a great way to join a global movement to seek out sustainable solutions and materials.
Our insoles are also made with castor oil — a bio-oil that reduces our dependency on petroleum and uses less natural resources.
In an effort to find new ways to use material that already exists, and keep that material out of landfills and our oceans, we’ve crafted our laces from recycled ocean plastic .
By utilizing this recycled material, we’ve crafted laces that are strong, long-lasting and durable.
Why YY? Well, why not? We are a New Zealand-based business, surrounded by natural beauty. We know how lucky we are, and we want to pass on that treasure to future generations.
We ask ‘why’ and ‘why not?’ a lot. Through questioning we continue to discover new possibilities and evolve better solutions to the environmental challenges facing our planet. We are inspired by nature and powered by curiosity
YY or ‘Waewae’ in Te Reo Maori – the first language of Aotearoa New Zealand – means foot or footprint. We are conscious of how we bring things into the world, but more careful of what we leave behind.
We just didn’t set out to create another pair of shoes, we set out to have a positive impact. This extends from how we source and grow our raw ingredients, how the workers and makers along our supply chain are treated, how we get our product to market, where they end up, and what plans we have at ‘end of life’. We don’t have all the answers, but we are devoted to asking questions and creating solutions that help to restore and preserve our planet for all to enjoy
We can’t thank you enough for checking out our project and helping us make the Legacy Footwear Collection a reality.
We know not everyone will be able to support us with a pledge, so even if you can’t give a dollar or pre-order the Legacy Footwear Collection, if you’re a supporter of the Legacy Footwear Collection, you can help us spread the word on Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, Instagram and anywhere else you can think of!