My name is Mingo and I come from Cabo Verde. As a young child, I had a serious illness that required me to come to Portugal in hopes of regaining my health. That was a very difficult period for me, as I had to leave my family behind and spend approximately 2 years in the hospital. While it was a long struggle, it did teach me to fight and not to take things from granted. As I got better, sports enabled me to reinvent myself and build my confidence. Now, as a grown man, I keep looking for silver linings. I want to keep improving and I challenge everyone to value themselves and the opportunities life gives them.
I chose the Landscape because it was the style I most liked. Despite the fact that I could choose from many different colours, I chose to use only two colours: black and white. The black represents the darkness in which I lived when I was a young boy and the white the light at the end of a long tunnel that I kept trying to focus on. One never knows the future: I never in my life thought I would create a pair of sneakers and here I am.
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- Handcrafted in Portugal
- Color block leather sneaker
- Premium Italian leather
- Multi-texture upper: plain and grainy calf leather, soft suede and premium nubuck
- Cord style polyester laces
- Polyester mesh lining
- Leather/Foam insole - fully breathable and antibacterial, completely removable for daily use
- Contrast rubber cupsole - stitched and glued for durability
- Embossed logo
- We recommend taking one size up from your regular EU size
- Upper: Calf Leather
- Lining: 100% Polyester
When will I get my order?
All our products are made to order in a craft workshop in Portugal, taking usually 15 days. After that, your order will be delivered by DHL through Express Shipping and, depending on your country, it might take between 2 to 4 business days for your order to get to you. You will receive updates regarding shipment through email or message. Please wait 4 business days to receive your order but please contact us by e-mail (email@example.com) in case it does not happen so we can assist your promptly.
How is the delivery done?
Your order will be delivered by DHL. We only offer Express Shipping because it guarantees that your sneakers and its packaging arrive in perfect conditions in 2-4 business days (depending on the country) after they are made in a craft workshop in Portugal. You will receive updates regarding shipment through email or message. Please wait 4 business days to receive your order but please contact us by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) in case it does not happen so we can assist your promptly.
Can I track my order?
Yes. After completing your purchase, you will receive your order number by email. You will thus have access to all the shipping states of your order, in constant connection with the carrier in question (DHL). You will receive updates regarding shipment through email or message.
What if I am not at the indicated address?
If in the first delivery you are not at the indicated address, you will be contacted by DHL to arrange for a new date of delivery. If you do not receive your order within 4 business days, please contact us by e-mail (email@example.com)
Can I return a product?
Can I return a product?
Yes, you can. Although all our products are made to order and customized by you for you, we accept returns and exchanges. However, you will need contact us by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Please be aware that this right to exchange only occurs if the products:
- Have not been washed or used;
- Maintain their original features and the packaging is not damaged (packages that have been carefully opened are not considered as damaged);
- Have not been tampered with.
Free returns are not applicable if you choose to order two pairs or more in your order. In those cases, we reserve the right to only offer you free exchanges or, at least, charge you for the return of the extra sneakers you have ordered and wish to return. As a brand that wants to try to produce only what it sells to have a minimal impact in the environment, we want to disincentivize those who order several pairs to see which one they like the most but always planned to keep only one.
How do I return or exchange a product?
To return or exchange your package you should contact us by email at email@example.com, so we can arrange for all the necessary details to exchange your product and package. In case of an exchange, after receiving the product and checking its integrity, we will proceed to its exchange. DiVERGE allows for one free exchange.
I received a defective product. What should I do?
We guarantee the satisfaction of our customers. Therefore, if you feel that we have sent you a defective product, please notify us regarding the defect through support@diverge-
Plain Leather: Apply a thin layer of leather balm and once it’s dry, gently brush to keep the finish of the leather always in good conditions. Opt for softer hog bristles to make sure you don’t damage your sneakers. A leather protector spray is also an option to consider.
Suede: Use a brush to gently remove any dirt or dust. Brush in the direction of the fabric’s grain to avoid damaging it. Dry stains can be removed by using a white or brown gum eraser. If it doesn't work we advise you to visit your local cobbler and get additional advice.
Nubuck: Nubuck cloths are the best option to remove dirt and shiny spots. Wipe in several directions using circular motions and make sure you cover the entire nap area.
Rubber Soles: Clean the dirt with a dampened cloth and carefully soak the sole in a mixture of water and dishwashing soap. Make sure you don’t soak the upper part! Use a toothbrush with the mixture to scrub your soles. Once it’s done, dry the sneakers using a cloth.
Every minted asset in this edition comes with a collector's physical pair of sneakers featuring Frederico's artwork, as well as an additional set of benefits:
- 15% discount code @ DiVERGE
- A4 size print of the original Artwork
1: Place your foot on top of a blank paper and against the wall (and don’t forget to wear socks).
2: Use a pencil (don't forget to have it straight as it shows on Step 2) to mark the longest toe of your foot. We advise you to repeat the same process for the other foot.
3: Use a ruler to measure the length between the longest toe of your foot and the wall.
Based on this measure, you can chose your number.
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