Introducing the Daily Intention lace up!
Sourced from our new supplier D.Samson industries located in Colombo, Sri Lanka - the introduction of the Daily Intention sneaker represents not only a new sourcing region for our brand, but also access to a different kind of manufacturing process for Radical Yes footwear.
Inspired by the idea that many daily small practices can lead to greater change, we made the decision to start working with D.Samson, not only because of their extensive Fair Work Audit accreditations, but also because of their capabilities in producing outsoles created using FSC Mix Certified recycled Rubber.
We have been trying to source recycled rubber compounds for our outsoles for sometime, which was one of our original reasons for opening our own outsole molds, however the sourcing of recycled rubber in our small quantities in China proved difficult. The extension of our outsole offer in this direction represents a significant shift in our componentary sourcing practices.
In keeping with this factories strong affinity with sustainability and best practice manufacturing, D.Samson were also able to help us source a 100% Organic Cotton upper and a 100% organic cotton lining sourced from a Pakistan mill, to bring a conscious and modern update to the vision we had for a traditional 70s inspired Plimsole trainer.
What does Organic cotton even mean and why is it better for the planet?
Instead of toxic pesticides, organic farming uses crop rotation, cover crops and organic fertilizers to create richer soils.
This farming approach, which replaces dangerous chemicals with natural alternatives and leans into old school agricultural techniques not only protects waterways and soil regeneration, it also spares farmers of dangerous levels of exposure to toxic chemicals, and is in many ways a farming practice that better echoes our own brand philosophy to ‘hasten slowly’.
Runs true to fit and features a removable athletic innersole, making them orthotic friendly. You can check out our size guide here.
GOTS certified organic cotton canvas upper and organic cotton lining this material is breathable and light on the foot. Balanced with creamy FSC recycled rubber outsole we love the texture of this rubber which adds an 'already been loved' feeling to this shoes character.
Cream laces are set against painted white covered eyelets. Contrasting radical yellow eyelets set on the inside arch for breathability and a modern twist to this more vintage silhouette.
Like 501s but in shoe form! We love matching the freshness of the creamy upper with washed denim and athletic tees as seen here. The mood we went for in styling them is very tennis inspired - so think pleated athletic skirts with a primary colour printed sweater for freshness and weekday meeting vibes. For weekends, we love double denim everything, and even splicing them with a 70s inspired 'Dad' vest and shirt. For the commute, for weekends or just for those days you want to feel IRL relaxed we believe Daily Intention will be your new daily go-to.
Made responsibly in Sri Lanka by our new manufacturing partner D.Samson Industries.
For optimum care, we recommend and sell "Waproo Waterproofer" to protect them from unexpected showers. We recommend spraying monthly on the Full Moon and can send you a reminder if you sign up to our newsletter here.