We are part of the Re:generation

We are part of the Re:generation.

And yes, as such we have inherited climate chaos and social injustice. 

But we are determined to create an experimental utopia.

Through collaboration, through new paths.

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We are part of the Re:generation.

And yes, as such we have inherited climate chaos and social injustice. 

But we are determined to create an experimental utopia.

Through collaboration, through new paths.

We need to pause, listen intensely, radically question ourselves and rethink our privileges.

We need to find new ways of doing business and deconstruct old systems through the lense of diverse perspectives.

Sharing our knowledge and failures will create impact.

Boldness and kindness will take us further.

We are part of the Re:generation.

And yes, as such we have inherited climate chaos and social injustice. 

But we are determined to create an experimental utopia.

Through collaboration, through new paths.

We need to pause, listen intensely, radically question ourselves and rethink our privileges.

We need to find new ways of doing business and deconstruct old systems through the lense of diverse perspectives.

Sharing our knowledge and failures will create impact.

Boldness and kindness will take us further.

We seek to create a situation that is constantly improving as a whole. At Wildling Shoes, we see ourselves as part of a massive movement. We want to do our part towards achieving greater equity through regenerative business practices and respectful cooperation. So that together, we can always go one step further.

What we aim to achieve

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As a company, Wildling Shoes aims to take a regenerative approach to its business on every level. This includes actively downscaling our main emission sources and even converting them over the long term into a means of becoming a climate-positive company. Investing in renaturation, renewable energy, and ecosystem resilience is just as essential to this objective as building a decentralized supply chain.

Stories: 1% for the planet
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Wildling is a network for mutual empowerment and diversity – because acting regeneratively is never solely about nature, it’s always about people, too. Together we are creating an expanding space for inclusion, feminism, and anti-racism.

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    Vision and solidarity.

    We approach each other empathetically, celebrate individuality, and share our knowledge. We empower each other and embrace radical collaboration.

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    Curiosity and change.

    We seek out new paths because we acknowledge our responsibility and we understand that change is necessary. As a result, we are constantly evolving.

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    Courage and determination.

    We set audacious goals and have a concrete plan for achieving them. Being actively engaged is part of our culture. 

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Founders' story

We: In the beginning that was Anna and Ran – along with their three children. To offer them the possibility to move naturally and freely, Anna and Ran invented a shoe that had never existed before.

Ran is a sports therapist, coach, and avid barefoot runner. Achieving a natural flow of movement, underpinned by the biomechanical fundamental

We: In the beginning that was Anna and Ran – along with their three children. To offer them the possibility to move naturally and freely, Anna and Ran invented a shoe that had never existed before.

Ran is a sports therapist, coach, and avid barefoot runner. Achieving a natural flow of movement, underpinned by the biomechanical fundamentals, is both his area of expertise as well as his passion.

Anna has always been driven by the desire to achieve radical change. As a child, she aspired to become a Greenpeace activist, a journalist, or a ranger. By founding Wildling Shoes, she has made this vision come true in her own way.

Wildling Shoes launched in 2015 with a team of two, Anna and Ran. Since that time, our Community of co-workers, customers, and activist networkers has been growing steadily, and more and more people are becoming part of the Re:generation.

We: In the beginning that was Anna and Ran – along with their three children. To offer them the possibility to move naturally and freely, Anna and Ran invented a shoe that had never existed before.

Ran is a sports therapist, coach, and avid barefoot runner. Achieving a natural flow of movement, underpinned by the biomechanical fundamentals, is both his area of expertise as well as his passion.

Anna has always been driven by the desire to achieve radical change. As a child, she aspired to become a Greenpeace activist, a journalist, or a ranger. By founding Wildling Shoes, she has made this vision come true in her own way.

Wildling Shoes launched in 2015 with a team of two, Anna and Ran. Since that time, our Community of co-workers, customers, and activist networkers has been growing steadily, and more and more people are becoming part of the Re:generation.

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What grounds us

Wildling minimal shoes allow foot muscles to develop and become stronger freely and naturally. Even feet that have been deformed by conventional footwear can recover with Wildling shoes.

The minimal shoe design and the uniquely shaped flexible sole create a feeling of freedom. Incidentally, the sole’s unconventional design was inspired by traditional Japanese ninja boots, which offer absolute flexibility thanks to their shape and material. Sporting a thickness of between 1.5 and 3.5 mm, the sole ensures that you feel every step you take, putting you in direct contact with the terrain – just like walking barefoot.

And because we want to do even more than just feel the world we’re moving through – we also want to protect it – we are working enthusiastically to expand our transparent and responsible supply chain.

Stories: Reasons for minimal shoes
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Taking action

When we’re aware of what grounds us, we’re also more aware of where we want to go. As part of the Re:generation, we know that there is much to do, but also much to discover. At Wildling Shoes, activism means tackling projects both big and small. Whether that means contributing to 1% for the Planet, collaborating on a flowering meadow for bees with the Peetzig farm, the Wildling Shoes quarry, or by sharing our experiences, such as in the Starting a Revolution essay collection. Every single step moves us forward and inspires us to keep going.
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A part of the Re:generation

Blazing new trails calls for cultivating relationships among equals. In the Wildling Shoes team, every individual contributes with his or her own unique strengths. To make that possible, we work remotely using personalized work schedules. We share our learnings and benefit from differing perspectives and the abundance that comes from our diversity. Although we take a decentralized approach to our work at Wildling Shoes, we all embrace a common set of values. We celebrate that. And we’ve been recognized for these efforts with awards like the German Founders Award and a nomination for the German Design Award.

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