Novesta is a unique brand, hand-crafting its signature canvas sneakers in the same warehouse and same machinery as it has done since 1939. First started by Jan Antonin Bata in a small town in the middle of Slovakia, the Novesta shoe not only boasts a timeless design and quality materials but a dedication to ethical responsibility.
Arguably its three most recognisable styles; the Novesta Star Dribble the Novesta Star Master and Marathon Runner; are crafted today with a 100% cotton / linen upper and a natural rubber sole unit. This subsequently, grants each product officially vegan-friendly status. Specially shaped insoles provide comfort and support throughout the day and a hand finished bonding process adds some rugged detailing. The remaining vulcanised markings have became a trademark of the brand.
Over the years the classic design that the brand promotes and has has seen them grow into one of the top footwear companies with its unique aesthetic, rich heritage and European flair proving a favourite across the globe leading them to collaborate with almighty bands such as COMME des GARÇONS.
Novesta Aftercare & Sustainability
As mentioned previously, Novesta has a vegan friendly ethos and their heritage products are washable, with the ability to remove and replace not only the insoles but also the natural rubber outsoles.
With the fashion industry's sustainability under question, the company are keen to stress that their product is sustainable as much as possible throughout the process. This includes using VFCS certified natural rubber supplies and GOTS organic cotton uppers for the Star Master and Dribble.