WVSport Active Sandals
Beaches. Water-sports. Trails. Summer adventures. Lazy afternoons in the park.
Wherever your summer takes you.
You can get WVSport Active Sandals wet, salty, dirty & sandy. You can wear them for miles year after year. They are built for wherever you want to go, however you want to do it.
Created around a lightweight rubber injected Vibram outsole, they’re lightweight and have a nice amount of flex. The experience is like wearing a pair of comfy trainers. The outsoles have been designed with areas for grip, traction, braking and stability, giving you the ability and confidence to focus on what you are doing, not what's on your feet.
The fit like all our WVSport models is slightly wider to give your feet space to swell when you get hot. You can adjust the fit in three areas, on the double straps and on the back strap. Your feet are cradled by the straps, when you walk the sandals stay attached to your feet, they do not fall off your heel or move around. The straps are lined with soft stretch neoprene padding, and your feet rest on deep cushioned insoles lined with vegan suede.
You can put these sandals in the washing machine on a light spin 30 degrees wash, or follow our general cleaning instructions to keep them looking new and fresh.
WVSport models are designed and produced in the foothills of the Dolomite Hills, Italy.
Each model is created using CAD design technology that simulates the different phases of the walking experience.
Advanced components and construction methods are used to create the models like the use of Vibram soles and a patented Support System which means the fit is always comfortable and secure.
Development samples are lab tested for days for their abrasion resistance, durability and water resistance. New models can take months sometimes years to develop.
The factory features one of the largest photovoltaic plants in Italy which means that 70% of the power used to produce WVSport footwear is from solar.
As well as working under EU employment, discrimination and health & safety law the factory has their own Charter of Human Responsibilities (or Code of Ethics) which helps ensure the company is committed to respecting the rights, work and dignity of its employees.
For sourcing the materials to create each model we work with the factory using a traceability system that enables us to trace back every step in the production process so we always know what has been used and where it has come from.
SUSTAINABLE / ETHICAL / VEGAN ACTIVE FOOTWEAR
We use high quality vegan leathers and suedes to make our footwear, you will find your purchase requires little attention to keep looking as good as new.
Our footwear does not spoil or stain when it gets wet. In-fact it performs really well in wet and muddy conditions. Unlike leather or suede our materials do not spoil or mark even when in contact with road salt and snow slush in winter conditions.
Our footwear is easy to clean. Here are some general cleaning instructions:
Vegan leather uppers Wipe down with warm water with a mild soap solution and a cloth or brush. To dry pad down with paper towels or a towel. Do not place too close to direct heat sources as this can damage the material. Polish can be used to bring out a shine and return colour. Any synthetic product should work just fine, apply as described in the instructions. It is recommended you test an inconspicuous area first.
Vegan suede uppers Wait until dry then brush with a suede brush or something similar. For more extreme cases you can wipe down with warm water with a mild soap solution and a cloth or brush. To dry pad down with paper towels or a towel. Do not place too close to direct heat sources as this can damage the material. You should not expect water marks as the material does not mark or stain like conventional suede when it gets wet.
Please do not apply waterproof or other protective treatments. This is because these treatments are not necessary and can mark and damage the materials. These treatments are not meant for vegan leather, they do not react well when applied and they do not react well when applied.