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This may sound like a bold statement, but Novesta might just be our favourite Slovakian footwear company. Founded by a man named Jan Antonin Bata in a small town back in 1939, Novesta make super-simple, ultra-ace canvas shoes. The toes are chunky, the eyelets are massive and there’s even a little sketch of an intrepid explorer on the sole… what’s not to like?