Native Shoes opened its first store on 14 Water Street in Gastown, Vancouver’s oldest neighborhood.

Originating from Vancouver, Native Shoes debuted in 2009, with three classic shoe silhouettes constructed entirely from a single material: EVA. Since then, the brand has expanded to offer a variety of silhouettes for adults and kids in futuristic fabrics, available to consumers in 30 countries worldwide.

In line with the Keep it Lite mantra, the store features a large-scale “gumball machine” installation to display Native’s classic Jefferson shoe, and will foster an interactive and design-driven atmosphere.  The Gastown store will also offer customers an engaging retail experience with a dedicated community space to host pop ups with artists, like-minded brands and individuals.

“We’re extremely proud to open our first retail location in our hometown Vancouver. This new space will be a creative hub where design, fashion and community intersect,” said Kyle Housman, president, Native Shoes.

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