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                               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.

Back in 2018 while Jeremy was on a beach in Maui with his daughter he saw blue flecks in the sand. On closer discovery, he realized the flecks were microplastic waste. He asked the question WHY is all this pollution happening, and WHY does it have to be this way?

“I want the beach to be pristine as it was when I first visited Maui 20 years earlier so my children and children’s children can enjoy nature as I have.”

At that moment Jeremy started on a journey to create the sustainable footwear brand YY NATION, shoes that leave a good environmental footprint. He told his story to a good mate Darryl that had visited that same beach with Jeremy to windsurf 20 years earlier. Darryl joined the team along with Kim and Olaya, an experienced shoe designer. Over the past 2 years, YY Nation has been designed and developed with a desire to change the shoe world and the way shoes are made.

“These are the least sustainable shoes we will ever make, we will only keep getting better!”

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!

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Approximately $93 USD **FREE U.S. shipping | Reduced international shipping** Backers and receive one (1) pair of shoes from the Legacy Footwear Collection for NZ$44 off the estimated future retail price of NZ$188. 

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Approximately $186 USD **FREE U.S. shipping | Reduced international shipping** backers receive two (2) pairs of shoes from the Legacy Footwear Collection for NZ$94 off the estimated future retail price of NZ$376. 

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Approximately $372 USD **FREE U.S. shipping | Reduced international shipping** Back this reward and receive four (4) pairs of shoes from the Legacy Footwear Collection for NZ$188 off the estimated future retail price of NZ$752. 

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