MMARTINYCA: Menorcan Sandals Made with 100% Recycled Tires
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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)
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.
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)
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
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 strap must be made of real tire. The key to remain in placeThe 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..
- THE HIDEN SECRET OF THE HEEL STRAP
- 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
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 !.
- (30 days)