Mere is more than an Australian footwear brand. It's a statement. It's a stake in the ground. It's a call to action to keep footwear pure. To keep art, passion, and quality part of its fabric. In the age of automation over personal touch, quantity over quality, and mass-machinery over hand-made mastery, Mere takes its stand in the dirt.
We're proud of that stand. We like it, that's the kicker. It's not a disadvantage to us. We like the whole process. We like sourcing our own leather, and we like the smell of each piece as it passes across our own hands. We like making footwear the way we first imagined it in our minds.
At the heart of it all we are in the art-creation business. It just happens that our art is not hung on walls. Our art takes you places.
Mere is proudly produced in our own factory in Vietnam. James (the director/designer) has been working with the same team in Ho Chi Minh for close to 10 ten years now and considers them family and Vietnam his second home. Choosing to set up the factory in the outskirts of the busy city that was once called Saigon gives us a cool, and calm refuge for us to create the shoe's you know and love.