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nat-2 footwear

nat-2 footwear

As the son of one of the oldest shoemaking dynasties in Europe – founded in 1856 by Ferdinand Fischer in Saxony – Sebastian Thies is the sixth generation to develop and design shoes. His weakness? Sneakers made of the finest and most surprising materials. For this purpose he founded the label nat-2 in 2007. With the world's first 2-in-1 shoe, which he developed, he was able to win numerous prizes worldwide and establish his brand internationally.

In 2014, nat-2 was voted one of the 30 most creative companies in Germany

Whether LED sneakers, rubber boots made of corn or sneakers with Tyrolean hayfield and Swarovski crystals, milk, corn, glass, coffee, mushrooms or the first vegan sneakers made of wood (2016) – the creative artist from Munich never runs out of ideas when searching for innovative materials for his sneaker production. Thies’ individual revolutionary developments would go beyond the scope of this portrait. At this point we gladly refer to the nat-2 website.

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German High-end Sneakers – designed in Germany, handmade in Italy

Natural and recycled materials: the reason why nat-2 uses so many sustainable and environmentally friendly materials? For Sebastian Thies, this is self-evident when talking about good design.

The unique sneakers are designed in Germany. The production takes place mainly in Italy and Spain in small family businesses.

„A true heritage – constantly looking forward, not back without forgetting the rich history and roots.

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With nat-2, sustainability does not stop with the material. Even the shoe boxes, flyers, descriptive texts and hangtags are made of sustainable materials.

Where to buy? In the nat2 online store and in renowned concept stores such as Galleries Lafayette in Paris and Beijing, LaRinascente MIlano and the S*uce Abu Dhabi. Just like in nat-2’s own online store coilex.com in Munich.

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Seasonless. Timeless. Mostly unisex. Visionary.

nat-2 has made it its business not only to produce high-end sneakers from recycled, vegan and ecological materials. A clear company goal of the Munich-based company is to show consumers and industry alike smart material alternatives. Together with organizations and platforms such as the United Nations, UN Alliance for Sustainable Fashion, GREENSTYLE munich and NEONYT, the company works to preserve a functioning planet with an environment worth living in for the next generation. #bettertogether

Member of the Fashion Council Germany

The roots of nat-2 lie in the early 90s and are inspired by graffiti, street and board sports.

More information about nat-2.

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