Top sneaker picks from MATES Mentors

Young people face countless challenges every day. Our charity, Young Hearts Project, champions supporting Kiwi youth through the obstacles of life. One of our community partners, Great Potentials Foundation, hold a programme called MATES which helps unleash the potential of children and young New Zealanders through education support. They do this through a Mentor to Mentee scheme, where Mentors help young students understand their unique talents and skills to enhance their sense of identity and belonging.


Some of the amazing MATES Mentors visited our Deuce Newmarket store and filled us in on their favourite Deuce sneaker.


Sonya's Pick: Arden Sneaker


“I was drawn to this sneaker for its natural material feature. Reminds me of an ʻie toga from the pacific islands.”



Hester's Pick: Vale Sneaker


"I have a knee injury so have been looking for a soft comfortable sneaker and Vale is a great option for me. I also love the glam touch from the shoelaces!” 



Connor's Pick: Drake Sneaker


“Such a classic sneaker design, I can see myself wearing these with anything. The leather is so soft and the sustainable Bloom footbeds make this sneaker so comfortable."



Theresa's Pick: Pebbles Sneaker


“My personal style is very simple, so this is the perfect addition to my wardrobe. I love the subtle trim feature and how easy this will be to look after!”



Jessica's Pick: Posey Sneaker


“I love how versatile this sneaker is, it will go with any outfit. I also love that the leather is so durable and long-lasting.”



$2 from every pair of full-price Deuce sneakers sold goes towards the Young Hearts Project that funds awesome initiatives like the MATES programme. Together, we've donated over $1.5million to our partners and we couldn't be more humbled by the support of our community.


You've helped make an impact to New Zealand youth.


Thank you.