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Deuce x Kiwi Can

Earlier this year, The Young Hearts Project and the Graeme Dingle Foundation teamed up to help supply sneakers for deserving Auckland based teachers. We're proud to support the Graeme Dingle Foundation and their Kiwi Can programme to provide opportunities for young people and those who guide them. We caught up with four Kiwi Can teachers to discuss what the programme means to them, the challenges that young people face in NZ, and how Kiwi Can lessons are truly changing the heart of our community. 

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CRAFTSMANSHIP  PEOPLE 
For the love of Malibu

Rose, a Merchant 1948 customer in Australia, contacted our Customer Experience team to share with them just how much she loves our Malibu heel – so much, in fact, that she owns it in a number of colours. Red, hot pink, teal, black, yellow and coral – Rose has them all! But there was just one colour she felt was missing from the Malibu colour palette. Orange.

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CRAFTSMANSHIP 
Salomé

When Salomé first launched her factory, a rarity in the male-dominated world of footwear manufacturing, everyone told her she'd be closed within a year. What happened was something few anticipated.

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OUR COLLECTIONS 
The Journey: Winter 2018 Catalogue

Where will The Journey take you? Explore our new season campaign, which weaves a tale of two souls, each on a journey of their own when their paths cross and stars align. Follow along with their story and create a journey of your own.

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FILM  OUR COLLECTIONS 
The Journey: Winter 2018 Video

Where will The Journey take you? Explore our new season campaign, which weaves a tale of two souls, each on a journey of their own when their paths cross and stars align. Follow along with their story and create a journey of your own.

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CRAFTSMANSHIP 
Deuce: Building a Better Sneaker

It all started out of frustration... Shane Anselmi wanted to create a simple, stylish sneaker that did two things standard sneakers didnt: combat odour and provide exceptional support. Before long, Deuce was born - but creating the sneakers Shane had in mind turned out to be a learning curve.

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CRAFTSMANSHIP  COMMUNITY 
Deuce: Creating Sneakers with a Difference

With Deuce, the goal was always to create sneakers with difference. To do so, they had to embrace change; the journey to differentiate themselves has seen Deuce pursue in-house design, develop their signature DualCore footbeds, and launch their own charity initiative the Young Hearts Project.

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PEOPLE 
Our Values: Engaging our People

Disillusioned by the global events of 2001, Shane Anselmi realised he needed to create more joy and empathy. He was determined to to re-engage the people he worked with. The hardest part? Feedback. Truth spurred change however, and a new Values system was a catalyst for evolution.

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CRAFTSMANSHIP 
Kohl for Isabella Anselmi

When it came to creating the perfect floral for spring we turned to an expert, up-and-coming artist Kohl Tyler-Dunshea. Realising our collaboration took time and patience, as we turned her delicate watercolour paintings into printed textiles that we then explored across a range of footwear designs.

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PEOPLE 
Our People: Tania’s Story

If there’s one thing we know, it’s that shoes are a family affair. After studying and pursuing other directions, Tania eventually followed her mother and sister into manufacturing. She thrived, becoming a successful designer and range builder, harnessing her expertise and wide range of skills.

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