The very first pair of Startas sneakers was designed for the national table tennis team, way back in 1976, in Croatia. The shoes had to be light, flexible, comfortable and durable. And so the Startas sneaker was born and has since become iconic! We still use the same materials; canvas made from 100% cotton and gum rubber sourced from Sri Lanka. You can rest easy knowing our shoes are ethically made and are vegan friendly to boot (pardon the pun!) Our clever shoemakers make each sneaker by hand, using traditional techniques and vintage, manually operated equipment. It still takes an hour to create each pair of sneakers, from start to finish. Taking this all into account, we are very proud of our quality and of our traditions.
In more recent times, we have introduced the bright, bold printed designs to our collections. Each design is made in limited quantities, like seriously limited quantities! We want our designs to be as unique as the people who wear them!
Live a colourful life! Your story. Your Startas.