Method of Creation
"We didn’t believe in any brand, or sneaker, so we decided to make sneakers our way. And 'our way' means designing, sourcing and producing locally with the least intermediaries possible. To create sneakers responsibly, with the lowest environmental footprint, and be able to sell them at a fair price.
This ambition pushed us to create timeless designs, step out of fashion trends, use high quality and eco-friendly materials (vegetable tanned leather and recycled rubber) and a solid construction (stitched and rubber outsoles) so that our sneakers can last longer. As we usually say, we want them to be part of people's life, and memories.
We also designed genderless, seasonless and versatile sneakers to simplify our offer and to make it easier for our citizens to choose their favourite design and colour, knowing that they can wear them all year (so it's worth the investment), and in any occasion, formal or informal.
Finally, we needed some inspiration to mix our assumptions with a coherent aesthetic that would give our sneakers a personality and an attractive and modern look.
As a local brand, and very proud of our origins, it was natural for us to feel inspired by our hometown, Porto. The Douro river and its bridges, the narrow and winding streets and its people — sincere, with a strong, solid character, like the city’s escarpments and buildings made of granite, which are at the same time progressive and liberal." (Pedro & Daniel)
Use & Maintenance
"Wayz sneakers are made to last with high quality materials. Taking proper care will make them last longer!
Do not wash your sneakers in a washing machine. They are mostly made of leather which can be easily damaged when dipped in water.
Clean the leather with a humid cloth and maintain it with a specific leather care product in the form of a spray or cream. Preferably with natural ingredients.
The suede panels can be cleaned by dry brushing.
The canvas panels and the outsole can be brushed and cleaned with water and soap.
Take out the shoelaces and wash them with water and soap." (Pedro & Daniel)