*** Here's some gear ideal for all manner of sunshine sojourns ***

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? They're vegan too - not sure why you'd want to eat them, but we're not ones to judge.