Fit & Sizing
The Native Cornell is available in men's and women's sizes that are available in 4-13 and 6-12 respectively, both of which come in medium sizes. Based on users' feedbacks, these fit true to size. Moreover, given that it comes in medium, it can accommodate wide feet, which is appreciated by many.
Native Cornell Style
The Native Cornell is the first sneaker released by the brand that is coated in an Ultrasuede upper. The material gives it a slight texture, with the addition of the perforations on the top part of the shoe. A new style from the brand, these sneakers exude a casual sporty vibe that pairs well with tracksuits, jeans, or shorts. Three colors are available—glass green, pigeon grey, and regatta blue, which gives users enough options.
Despite being young in the footwear business, Native has established a heritage from its injection-molded EVA upper. However, because innovation is part of the survival strategies of the industry, it branched out to different materials while keeping up its vision of "Keep it Lite."
From its upper, down to its Ultralite rubber outsole, everything is kept lightweight. More than that, it delivers a stable ride while keeping the feet comfortable.
Native Cornell History
Banking only on his love for shoes, Canadian Damien Van Zyll De Jong was able to start a footwear company without knowing the industry. Backed up with an impressive story that seems to be built mostly on luck, Damien showed that without his traits of being a fast-learner, hardworking, and efficient, Native wouldn't be established.
Coming home from a snowboarding trip, he expressed his intention of putting up a shoe business. To know more about the industry and the manufacturing process, he flew to China and surrounded himself with people experts in the business. In 2009, he was able to launch his business making use of EVA-injected footwear instead of the usual canvas and leather. Over the years, with the founder's simplistic approach in colors and construction, Native was able to set itself apart from its rivals.
apart from its rivals.
- All Native footwear is beast-free, meaning not a single hair or hide of any kind of animal is used upon the creation of this shoe.