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A limited Edition with recycled Bridgestone  tires – every pair helps to build a sustainable basketball court in the Sahara. Get yours!
A limited Edition with recycled Bridgestone  tires – every pair helps to build a sustainable basketball court in the Sahara. Get yours!
A limited Edition with recycled Bridgestone tires – every pair helps to build a sustainable basketball court in the Sahara. Get yours!
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MMARTINYCA: Menorcan Sandals Made with 100% Recycled Tires

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We over here at MMARTINYCA couldn't be more grateful to you for your wonderful support.  This story is far from over;Follow us here

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¿ WHY DO WE DO IT? 

WE TAKE PRIDE IN TURNING REAL WHEELS INTO SOLID SOLES AND PLACING NATURE RIGHT AT YOUR FEET

All Martinycas keep intact the recipe from the XVIII century, recovering an ancient tradition from our original native footwear.

Handcrafted with Wheel + Leather + thread + 8 hands (shoe-last man, tanner, seamstress and shoemaker)

YOUR MARTINYCAS

DEDICATED TO THE SLOW & SUSTAINABLE LOCAL LIFE

MMARTINYCA was founded with a Mission: To leave sustainable footprint in our planet. We begin creating an authentic and honest footwear, inspired on this principle: The economic benefit has the same importance as PEOPLE and NATURE.

We are committed to providing something unique for 3 REASONS:

 
 

1) THE POPULAR LOCAL COLLECTION : 

 

Based on the original spanish fishermen design innovating in 3 unique leather colours that define the main motives of the project.

  •  MARTINYCAS " PISTA ROJA " (Red Court leather colour)

Inspired by the red clay of the trails of Menorca, which will colour the floor of the basketball court .

  • MARTINYCAS " HUELLA "(Black footprint leather colour)

The distinctive black of our wheels. 

  • MARTINYCAS " ARENA " (Sand Leather colour)

Inspired by the immense Sahara Desert. The magic place where we will place the Basketball court. 

        
                                            

HOW TO CHECK YOU SIZE:  

2) A LIMITED EDITION WITH UNBREAKABLE SOLES: 

Sustainably produced with unique soles made by recycling Bridgestone tires (World’s Nº1 tire brand). This will be a Limited Edition: 1 to 6.000unique pairs in the whole world that will support us to build 4 Sustainable Basketball Courts in the Sahara Desert.

3) A UNIQUE TRIBUTE TO THE SUSTAINABLE SIDE.

 

MMARTINYCA believes in the "trueque sustainable" Model. This means we employ master artisans’ shoemakers from Menorca to make abarca sandals for you and you help maintain this tradition alive. We recycle the wheels to make an unbreakable soles for you while you take care of the planet leaving sustainable footprint.

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THE REWARDS

We have designed for our Kickstarter bakers special rewards based in the "trueque" model:

  • For each pair of Martinyca’s you order, we will recycle one wheel to make your soles and you will also be donating another wheel to build the basketball court in the desert for the kids.

    Reward "Pack Jugon": In addition, we have set up a limited edition gift just for our launch on Kickstarter. For each order made, one mini basketball ball will go to the kids in Africa. This ball is perfect for daily use and matches our #JugonessobreRuedas values.

    THE PROCESS TO FABRIC THE BASKETBALL COURT

     

    HOW WE ARE GOING TO BUILD THE COURT? 

    We start with the clear but not so easy process (Play Video)  

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    After the process we have a elastic base granule gauge ranges from o,5 to 1,5 mm of rubber from recycled tires that confers better elasticity to the turf and it ´s mixed with a special polyurethane agglutinant. It is applied with a special spreader machine that is Planomatic, leveler and compacter with a vibrating and self-heating ruler.

    And it will look like This!:

    HOW MANY WHEELS DO WE NEED? / ¿CUANTAS RUEDAS NECESITAMOS ?

    Each wheel covers 0,2 m2 of flat surface of the basketball court. To cover 300 m2 for 1 Basketball court we will need 1.500 wheels.

    • Dimension and real size of the basketball court
    Dimensiones y medidas reales de la pista de Baloncesto
    Dimensiones y medidas reales de la pista de Baloncesto

    DRIVING AN OASIS OF JOY IN THE DESERT 

    We Respect for the balance of desert ecosystem. The basketball court will be a green oasis built 100% on recycled materials, respecting the environment, while offering the kids and future generations a durable and resistant magical place be happy and play.

    • Menorca, Balearic Islands, Spain
            
     

    THE ART OF CRAFT: A POPULAR PROCESS THAT WE KEEP INTACT.

    All Martinycas are Exclusively Reinvented with the real recyled wheel´s car. 150 Footwear factories closed last year only in the Balearic Islands, (Menorca) due to the presence of "low-cost" fashion and the entrance of Asian market, where the value of handmade footwear has been lost. We are proud to say that we make our Martinycas as nobody no longer does. First, we follow an artisan statement that keeps a tradition alive that we are loosing in Spain.
     
    Small changes can make a big difference, that`s why we let you know all the details...
    • THE HIDEN SECRET OF THE HEEL STRAP 
    The strap must be  made of real tire. The key to remain in place
    The real tire never lost elasticity .The strap is made of  tire, reinforced with leather and is the only way to deal with perfect-fitting abarcas. 
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    THE REAL TIRE NEVER LOST THE ELASTICITY
    • THE SOLES: 100% RECYCLED TIRES

    - Non- slip: The wheels resists exposure to snow and rain.

    - Will last over time: The wheels travels more than 40.000 km  

    - 100% Sustainable: The wheels are not BIODEGRADABLE

    There are extra cost incurred by recycling the wheels to turn them into the soles, but is the best investment to conserve their indestructible properties that in other materials doesn´t exist.

    • Original Bridgestone Tire

    Each pair is 100% handcrafted to ensure Its perfect finishing by experts and wise hands. we work with a selected premium natural leather carefully selected to give you the best comfort and flexibility

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    Letter of the founder:

    " Due to my family tradition and despite my 160 cm´s I started playing basketball in my backyard when I was only 7. After more than 20 years playing basketball, I still can’t dunk ;) but it has been a key guide to my principles and values: happiness and learning continuously. Sports has the power to change, and today it has brought us here to bring an oasis of joy to the desert for kids that are born in the Sahara and don’t have the opportunity to find those guides to overcome everyday obstacles. A shoe should do something more than just cover pretty feet. That is why MMARTINYCA has joined quality and comfort, without forgetting fashion, with a clear purpose: a conscience sustainability, where the economic benefit has the same importance as the benefits for people and Nature.

    We have designed this special collection to start building on sand. I hope you like it and enjoy helping create this dream in the desert! 

    Many Thanks for the support! María 

QUESTIONS ?  WE CAN HELP YOU :)

  • COMO SABER TU TALLA  / HOW TO KNOW THE SIZE

TABLA DE TALLAS DE MMARTINYCA

       

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Risks and challenges

It is necesary a minimun of 120 wheels to cover the cost to swich on the machines that are in the land fill tires that will recycle Bridgestone tires to create this special collection that allow us to le you know
an authentic and footwear with history on your feet which surprises everyone for its comfort and its quality,
This campaign is for we want to leave sustainable footprint with what we do: a shoe that is lasting more than 10 years, a shoe that mantains a tradition alive an clean the planet,
And third and more important, that you can be part to provide something more than Keep your feet looking beautiful. we believe that taking care of our planet and sport Education is a priceless investment in the lives of young people, bringing joy and happiness to the children of the Sahara who need to grow up playing to make their lives sustainable.

Thanks to all the master cobblers of Menorca, to the ingenious specialists that give us this amazing sports solutions who will help us to make the courts and we will be gratefull ever with all of you for contributing with your"grain of wheel".
If we reach 1500 wheels will allow us the freedom to create future happiness and oportunities to kids in Africa and build the first court.
As much Martinycas we sell more basketball courts will be constructed !.

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    Pledge €39 or more About $45

    THE MARTINYCAS LIMITED ED-UNISEX DESIGN

    Thanks for the support! This reward is especial for the first 120 supporters that will help us to turn the recycling machines on.

    ***********ENESPAÑOL*************

    ¡Muchas gracias por tu apoyo! Esta recompensa es especial para los 120 primeros impulsores que nos ayudarán a poner en marcha las maquinas que reciclarán las ruedas.
    Detalles de la recompensa :

    Includes:
    • 1 PAIR Martinycas Limited Ed-Unisex Design (Any Colour & Size)
    • 1 WHEEL is recycled to fabricate the basketball court.
    • 1 "L" Customize Recycled Raffia BAG / BOLSA de Rafia Reciclada.
    • Comes in a 100% Recycled Shoebox. Contiene Envase 100% reciclado
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    1xPAIR EARLY BIRD.BRIDGESTONE LIMITED ED

    Descripción: Sizing, color and shipping address will be collected through a survey after the campaign ends.

    Includes:
    • Martinycas x Bridgestone Limited Edition
    • A wheel is recycled to make the basketball court
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    Pledge €49 or more About US$ 57

    THE MARTINYCAS LIMITED ED-UNISEX DESIGN

    Thanks for your support! This reward makes us stronger to build the first Basketball Court!

    YOU GET: A pair at 49 € and you put 1 wheel in the court.

    Your Martinycas belongs to the Limited Serie by Bridgestone (1 to 6.000 u) detailed in the campaign. Unisex Design for man and woman.
    How to choose your Martinycas:
    **We'll send you a personal email after the campaign to get your specific size and colour.

    ******EN ESPAÑOL **********

    ¡Gracias por tu apoyo! ¡Esta recompensa nos hace más fuertes para construir la primera pista!
    QUE OBTIENES: 1 par a 49 € y pones 1 rueda en el campo.
    Este par pertenece a la Serie Limitada by Bridgestone (1 a 6.000 u) detallado en la campaña.
    Como elegir tus Martinycas:
    *Una vez hecha la compra, te enviamos un email para confirmar contigo color y talla cuando finalice la campaña.

    Includes:
    • 1 PAIR Martinycas Limited Ed-Unisex Design (Any Colour & Size)
    • 1 WHEEL is recycled to fabricate the basketball court.
    • 1 "L" Customize Recycled Raffia BAG / BOLSA de Rafia Reciclada.
    • Comes in a 100% Recycled Shoebox. Contiene Envase 100% reciclado
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    1x PAIR. BRIDGESTONE LIMITED EDITION

    Descripción: Sizing, color and shipping address will be collected through a survey after the campaign ends.

    Includes:
    • Martinycas x Bridgestone Limited Edition
    • A wheel is recycled to make the basketball court
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    Pledge €64 or more About US$ 74

    THE PLAYER PACK / EL PACK JUGÓN

    2x1 DEAL!

    1 PAIR for U = 1 BALL for the kids + 1 WHEEL

    This pack comes with 1 pair of Martinycas Limited ed for you and 1ball for the Sahara kids in risk of exclusion and 1 wheel will be recyled for build the basket court.

    GET EASY YOUR COLOUR AND SIZE:
    We'll send you a personal survey after the campaign to get your specific size.

    *****EN ESPAÑOL*****

    2 x 1. Este pack incluye 1 PAR de Martinycas para ti de la colección limitada y 1 BALÓN para los menores del Sahara en riesgo de exclusión y 1 RUEDA será reciclada para el campo de baloncesto.

    ESCOGE FÁCIL COLOR Y TALLA
    *Una vez hecha la compra, te enviamos un email para confirmar contigo color y talla cuando finalice la campaña.

    Los detalles de la recompensa:

    Includes:
    • 1 PAIR Martinycas Limited Ed-Unisex Design (Any Colour & Size)
    • 1 WHEEL is recycled to fabricate the basketball court.
    • 1 NBA MINIBALL (780 gr , 63cm) / 1 BALÓN NBA MINI
    • Comes in a 100% Recycled Shoebox. Contiene Envase 100% reciclado
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    Pledge €78 or more About US$ 91

    2xPAIR EARLY BIRD.BRIDGESTONE LIMITED ED

    Descripción: Sizing, color and shipping address will be collected through a survey after the campaign ends.

    Includes:
    • 2 PAIRS Martinycas x Bridgestone Limited Edition
    • 3 wheels are recycled to make the basketball court
    • 2 Recycled bags
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    Pledge €98 or more About US$ 114

    2x PAIR. BRIDGESTONE LIMITED EDITION

    Descripción: Sizing, color and shipping address will be collected through a survey after the campaign ends.

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    • 2 PAIRS Martinycas x Bridgestone Limited Edition
    • 3 wheels are recycled to make the basketball court
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    3xPAIR EARLY BIRD.BRIDGESTONE LIMITED ED

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    Pledge €139 or more About US$ 161

    THE WHOLE COLLECTION 3 PAIRS - ANY SIZE

    For the abarcas´s lovers. You get 3 pairs (Any size, and 1 different colour per each pair).

    HOW TO CHOOSE THE SIZE PER EACH PAIR:
    We'll send you a personal survey after the campaign to get your specific size.

    *****EN ESPAÑOL ****
    Para los forofos de abarcas. Elige talla en cada par. Te llevas los 3 pares, cada 1 en un color.

    CÓMO ELIJO LAS TALLAS DE CADA PAR :
    Te enviamos un email al final de la campaña, para confirmar contigo color y talla correspondiente.

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    3x PAIR. BRIDGESTONE LIMITED EDITION

    Descripción: Sizing, color and shipping address will be collected through a survey after the campaign ends.

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    • 3 PAIRS Martinycas x Bridgestone Limited Edition
    • 3 wheels are recycled to make the basketball court
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    4x PAIR VIP. BRIDGESTONE LIMITED EDITION

    Sizing, color and shipping address will be collected through a survey after the campaign ends.

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    • 4 PAIRS Martinycas x Bridgestone Limited Edition
    • 4 Recycled bags
    • 4 wheels are recycled to make the basketball court
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    5x PAIR VIP. BRIDGESTONE LIMITED EDITION

    Sizing, color and shipping address will be collected through a survey after the campaign ends.

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    • 5 PAIRS Martinycas x Bridgestone Limited Edition
    • 5 Recycled bags
    • 5 wheels are recycled to make the basketball court
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    10x PAIR VIP BRIDGESTONE LIMITED EDITION

    Sizing, color and shipping address will be collected through a survey after the campaign ends.

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    • 10 PAIRS Martinycas x Bridgestone Limited Edition
    • 10 Recycled bags
    • 10 wheels are recycled to make the basketball court
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    10 PAIRS OF MARTINYCAS LIMITED EDITION

    A exclusive present for this summer.
    Choose any size and any colour.
    We'll send you a personal survey after the campaign to get your specific size.

    **** EN ESPAÑOL ***

    Un regalo exclusivo para este verano.
    Elige talla y color en cada par.
    Te enviamos un email al finalizar la campaña para confirmar contigo talla y color.

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    20x PAIR VIP BRIDGESTONE LIMITED EDITION

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    25x PAIR VIP BRIDGESTONE LIMITED EDITION

    Sizing, color and shipping address will be collected through a survey after the campaign ends.

    INCLUDES:
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    25 Recycled bags
    25 wheels are recycled to make the basketball court

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