SANS MATIN; INTELLIGENT CONTEMPORARY FOOTWEAR
words Andrea Ward - images courtesy of Sans Matin
From London, a new footwear brand is born. SANS MATIN is the newest player on the block; a luxury footwear label whose designs are birthed in one the most fast-passed cities in the world. Their products are handmade in Medellin, Colombia presenting versatility, functionality, and style all in one place catering for both the male and female consumer.
The brand was founded and developed by cousins Charly and Lockie Cunningham whose starting point for the brand came about during the founders five-month backpacking trip around South America. In there, they came up with a product that would be the answer for a momentary struggle of theirs. After a very muddy trek and subsequent search for a new pair of sneakers, the SANS MATIN story was born.
SANS MATIN's aesthetic and development is moved by the need to create footwear for people who are searching for; original, comfortable and affordable sneakers that are carefully designed to suit every environment whether you are in the City or pub in Southeast London, New York, Los Angeles or in a local restaurant in Medellin. SANS MATIN is the perfect contemporary label as it designs with the consumers' needs in mind while not negotiating on comfort and durability.
As a brand, SANS MATIN is also fully mindful of the environment and its carbon footprint, so all leathers, fabrics, footbeds, laces and packaging are sourced within two hours of the Medellin factory. SANS MATIN shoe boxes and care cards are made from 100% recycled cardboard and shoe bags are made from recycled cotton and recycled PET. This is the perfect example of a brand that is combining sustainable fashion and style with the added benefits of functionality, durability and fashionability.
For more information and to shop visit sansmatin.co.uk. Prices range from £140 to £200.