PÁR (pair, couple, match or few in Czech) balances between city and nature, technology and tradition. It connects everything what we like and what we are surrounded by, from music and art, through design, architecture, to our traveling experiences. PÁR is a responsible local brand from Prague which we ourselves would love to discover and follow.
PÁR is based on friendly cooperation and sharing of know-how. Thus we created PÁR sneakers together with the respected Czech shoe designer Eliška Horčíková (Cutulum, Camper). They are designed to be as comfortable as possible using a minimum of material and construction elements. And to make them look different. Because why else come up with yet another sneaker brand? On the collection of accompanying products PÁR stuff we continuously cooperate with various other Czech authors, brands and manufacturers (among others Jakub Pollág).
Two are greater than one
PÁR is created by the two of us, Jan Kloss and Darina Zavadilová. In the field of design and fashion, we have long been active in a number of activities, such as the creative group OKOLO, the streetwear brand Rap or the designSUPERMARKET festival. In addition, we have more than a decade of experience with the BOTAS 66 project. The lifestyle label based on the history of the traditional Czech footwear brand Botas we created as students (Jan Kloss together with Jakub Korouš) and we later distributed it all over the world through our own stores in the center of Prague.
PÁR SNEAKERS POINTS
The combination of a soft and flexible upper, which refers to the traditional moccasin construction, with dynamically shaped sneakers outsole creates a visually unorthodox silhouette and unique character. All structural elements are intentionally revealed and help to shape the timeless functional aesthetics. There is nothing unnecessary on the shoes. This minimalism, which is not just a matter of style, but of the whole concept and approach to production and consumption, resonates with the entire PÁR label.
PÁR sneakers are made of carefully selected natural leathers from responsible, mostly LWG Gold rated European suppliers. We do care about the material's performance, durability, easy maintenance and the way it ages. Quality leather fulfills these requirements best. Thanks to this, our shoes immediately adapt to the shape of the foot and age to beauty when worn. Some styles are unlined to enhance the natural features of the material even more.
Natural ergonomic comfort
The leather upper is embedded into the extra soft and light outsole made of microporous foam, which is slightly shaped on the top side. This makes the shoes naturally comfortable right from the day 1. They are ergonomic and also help to walk correctly.
PÁR sneakers are handmade in a traditional shoe-making area in Portugal, where we draw primarily on the availability of the latest technologies and years of experience. Part of the production is currently being transferred to the Czech Republic.
Unisex uniage unistyle
PÁR sneakers are gender-neutral and they are manufactured in a complete size range from EU 36 to EU 47. They are maximally timeless, avoiding trends and seasonal collections. No matter what age or opportunity it is, but how one feels and dares. They will create an outfit for both a rock concert and a red carpet.
Soles with soul
We are based in Prague, which we proudly inscribed on the PÁR sneakers soles: a functional, densely structured network of lines contrasts with the minimalist silhouette of the entire shoe and represents illustrations by Jan Kloss and Matěj Činčera. Dominants of the Prague and Czech landscape, not only natural, but also urban, not only real, but also unrealised can be seen there.
PÁR and sustainability
We simply make shoes and we approach it as responsibly as possible. We make sure that all used materials and components come from certified suppliers from the EU – to bear the most strict certificates of quality and production methods and to avoid world-wide transportation. In everything we do – from the products themselves, their packaging, to our stores interiors – we work with the concept of minimalism, zero-waste and we try to simplify logistics as much as possible. Our main goal is, however, to present to the customer a product that will last and he or she won't stop enjoying it.