SAMPLES SUCK

SAMPLES SUCK

We’ve all heard of wastage and how it is harming our planet, but we haven’t heard it all. You might think the only wastage a shoe company produces is products that don’t get sold. But there’s another way shoes are hurting the planet. Samples.

Every company before launching a product manufactures samples. These samples are used to test the comfort and make sure that the overall design of the shoe looks great. As well as to allow retailer to decide whether they want to buy a certain product. But what happens to these samples after they have been approved or denied. You guessed right, they get thrown away. Now just pause for a moment and before you move on to reading the second paragraph, I have listed some facts of sampling down below.

• Just the air-freight from samples equals 140,000 trees

• There is one sample made for every 400 pairs sold

• Footwear manufacturing creates 1.4% of all CO2 emission in the world

Uniqers. Most probably you are reading this blog on the Uniqers website so you should have already heard of the brand Uniqers if not go search it up. Now let’s get back to the topic at hand. Uniqers are shoes that come in only one style. At this moment, and at this time this style comes in 9 colors. (We are planning on making some more patterned shoes in the future) So basically due to this factor Uniqers won’t have to produce that many more samples. We have already picked the style and we know what materials work best. So you won’t be expecting any wastage when it comes to samples from this brand. We are trying our best to disconnect us from other wastage industries so we hope you give us your support.

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WHY U NEED ME, UNIQERS IN YOUR SNEAKER COLLECTION

WHY U NEED ME, UNIQERS IN YOUR SNEAKER COLLECTION

If you are a sneakerhead you surely love Docs, Air, Yeezy or Vans…The options are endless! Expand the horizon of your sneakerlove and explore Uniqers, your next sneaker addiction (and perhaps the only sneaker you’ll ever need)!

I am created by young minds of today and for the people of today! Using only the latest technologies instead of re-invented nostalgic classics. Live it up now!

Not convinced yet? Keep reading…

1. Weight: If you’re one of those people who love sneakers but constantly have to move Uniqers are the shoes for you. They are light-weight unlike your general Docs. Docs are great but if you want to move in them from one place to another (I mean come on, isn’t that what shoes are for) it feels like carrying a boulder.

2. Comfort: Uniqers is unlike any shoe you will ever find. When you put them on it feels like you are walking on clouds and gives you an extra spring in your step. It feels like you are wearing some type of slipper but well you are not! Unlike Vans who are hella uncomfortable, though they’re cool (but really u wanna wear them just coz they are cool !!)

3. Tech: Most shoes have such old fashioned tech it is just annoying after a while. Uniqers on the other hand uses tech that is new, sustainable and interesting. Unlike Nike Air who has been using the same tech for who knows how long.

4. Customization: Why should other brands dictate what your shoes should look like. I mean Yeezys are already so crowded, how can you add anything more too such a complex design. Don’t you want to collect sneakers that are one of a kind and to be quite serious the only way to achieve this is to use a shoe like Uniqers which is simple but not boring and allows you to be the artist.

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HOW WE STYLED UNIQERS, EASY STYLING TIPS FOR LOOKING UBER COOLFOR FALL 2019

HOW WE STYLED UNIQERS, EASY STYLING TIPS FOR LOOKING UBER COOLFOR FALL 2019

Sock shoes have been welcomed with a love-hate relationship by many and haven’t been the wardrobe favourite of everyone. But here’s a new take on that concept. Uniqers are not sock shoes, yet they give you the best of b both world, the knitted comfort of a sock and the stability and grip of a trainer. Uniqers shouldn’t be missing from your wardrobe any longer!

If you’re still unsure of getting a pair – keep reading to see how we styled our pairs to look fab but be comfy.

1.Pair them with your favourite Sundress!
Summer dresses are cute but summer shoes come a with a touch of blisters! Try Uniqers, they add the splash of colour you need for your summer outfits and they are comfy and breathable. Perfect combo!

2. Back to the basics.
We get it, colourful sneakers are fun but we all need our classic, black or white pair that goes with everything. Uniqers B&W is the perfect bestie for your everyday outfits. It’s elegant design can be dressed up or down and take you from morning shopping to dancing all night! Feel free to add your uniqueness by DIY- using a permanent marker or some colors or our transfer designs.

3. Add some colour.
They say the ones who wear the brightest outfits are the ones who feel more happy with who they are. And at Uniqers we stand for all those who do things their own way, because we are one of them. Style a bright red shoe with a black dress or an orange one with a yellow shirt. Our range of colourful allows to explore the colour wheel, using our shoes to “add some colour” or match some other colour. Go create a color splash.

4. Get comfy.
We‘ve all been there! Some times all you need is a big hoodie, a coffee and if no shoes was an option you‘d go for it! Well steal your dad’s biggest sweater, put your Uniqers on and we promise you’ll thank yourself (and us) for getting them! They are sooo comfy, you’ll wanna wear them at home 😉

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UNIQERS- SUSTAINABLE SNEAKERS WHY THE WORLD NEEDS THEM??

UNIQERS- SUSTAINABLE SNEAKERS WHY THE WORLD NEEDS THEM??

I am your shoe. You may love me, and I may be the new trend. But does your planet like me. Do you really want me at the cost of our planet? Do you want to pollute the rivers and soil just for me?

We all want the most amazing shoes. But sometimes shoe production causes so much harm to our planet. You might not care now but one day when you see a polluted river just know that you contributed to it. But hold that thought for a minute. What if I told you, you could get trendy and comfortable shoes not at the cost of our planet? That’s right sometimes clean production does fit with shoe production.

p.s. the photos on the right are from our manufacturing unit while the ones on the left show the more dated techniques.

1. The shoe upper:
The uppers on your pair of uniqers save upto 40% wastage. They are not cut from a running fabric but are individually knitted components which means there is no excess fabric yard wastage.

2. The insock:
Other than our insock being comfy it has a great environmental side. It is not made from cutting giant rolls of foam. It is actually made by pouring which means there won’t be much excess foam filling landfills.

3. The sole:
The sole of the shoe is made from injection moulding. Unlike most customised vulcanised sneakers of some big brands, that are still made using traditional methods in which the rubber sole is baked which lets out many harmful fumes and chemicals during the process that harm the people putting them together and our precious air.

4. The putting together:
Each of our elements are doing its best in saving our planet, but so is our glue that sticks everything together. The glue is water based so it does not let out any harmful fumes.

With Uniqers we provide you with beautiful shoes and we also keep the planet in mind.
Our shoes are the perfect canvas for you to draw , scribble, rip or write on. Pour some coffee on them if you want. Let your mind go free, let your imagination go wild.Our shoes are a way to let your crazy side take over. Your wild side is your good side.

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