Behind the Brand

From cousins to colleagues

SANS MATIN originated as an idea whilst we were backpacking across South America in 2015. After a slight complication involving a pair of trainers and a tumble-dryer, a new pair were needed. We were looking for a stylish, comfortable and affordable trainer that suited varied environments – an office in London as much as a local bar in Medellin, Colombia. It didn't take long to realise that what we were looking for didn't exist, and with that, SANS MATIN was born.

Cultural shifts call for shifts in fashion

Over the last decade, we at SANS MATIN have seen an enormous cultural shift taking place in modern businesses and start-ups, which challenges traditional work-place norms; conventional working hours and, more significantly for us, stiff dress codes. Trainers signify this shift in culture and have now become the everyday footwear staple in nearly all environments - from nightclubs to offices. Our brand name, SANS MATIN ('Without Morning'), embodies these ideologies and personifies the 'Work Hard, Play Hard' concept.

Versatility. Comfort. Style.

For the design of our first collection, we set out to create a product that captured what the modern day consumer is looking for - a versatile, comfortable, and of course, stylish trainer. We believe this, coupled with the incredible craftsmanship that goes into every ethically handmade pair of SANS MATIN shoes, has culminated in the perfect everyday trainer.