With an online store and stockists both locally and in New York, Andrew’s minimally designed footwear is now available in an exclusive underground showroom just off Ponsonby Road.
The new space is a collaboration between Yours and Rochfort Rees Wine Co and feels like a lot like a spacious brick walled wine cellar, with soft leather armchairs, floor to ceiling mirrors and of course, Yours sneakers displayed prominently along the walls.
A shoe fetish and an eye for detail has encouraged a young entrepreneur to foot it in the footwear business.
Turning a life-long obsession into an ambition, Andrew Henry is seeing his sneaker drawings step off the drawing board. Henry, the one man band behind Yours sneakers, had been collecting sneakers for almost two decades. Now, instead of coveting shoes, he is creating his own pared-back, clean cut designer sneakers.
New Zealand has been making waves in the streetwear scene of late, with clothing labels such as Lower and ABC killing it cross country and across the globe. Now it's about time a sneaker brand jumps in and joins the party!
Yours produces some of the best designed and highest quality kicks we have ever come across. Limited production numbers combined with slick colourways have these shoes flying out the doors of stockists through NZ, Australia, and New York.
YOURS is featured in the book 'Indie Brands' by Author Anneloes van Gaalen / Paperdoll Writing Indie Brands delves into the world of independent brands. The book shows the creative people behind the brand, the visual eye candy they create, the space they work in and the inspiring items they surround themselves with.
Going from playing professional rugby to designing sneakers, Andrew has proven that the trial and error technique can eventually pay off.
Andrew Henry always dreamed of creating the perfect sneaker to add to his collection. Now, he’s a one-man shoe brand.
I didn't really buy as many kicks this year as I have done in the past, but when I thought about my best of the best, it was an easy pick... ‘The Classic' from New Zealand Brand YOURS.
A big thank you to Brendan Mitchell from UP THERE STORE in Melbourne for the mention.
For Andrew Henry, turning his life-long obsession with sneakers into a career has been as hard-fought as any rugby game.