Meyba, anyway, anyhow, anywhere.
We design sneakers for people of style, who are both demanding and original and dare to combine upbeat elegance with originality, quality and wit.
Ever since our adventure took off in the 40s, Meyba has found a way to keep its soul and hold true to its values of energetic elegance and freedom. We aspire to spread the Meyba spirit across oceans from Barcelona to Rio, Melbourne to Tokyo and New York to Hong Kong.
Meyba is Mestre y Ballbé.
Meyba’s roots lie in Barcelona and was founded by two dudes in the 1940’s. When José Mestre and Joaquín Ballbé (or ‘Me-y-Ba’) teamed up they had a dream of creating classic swim– and sportswear, and Meyba was born. They became a popular brand, bringing the people on the sunny beaches of Barceloneta stylish shorts, T-shirts and shoes, but it wasn’t until 1981 that Meyba became an international celebrity.
They signed a deal with Fútbol Club Barcelona and became their royal supplier. During the ten years that FC Barcelona was dressed in Meyba gear they won just about any prize and honour you can think of. With star players like Laudrup, Koeman, Bakero and the young Pep Guardiola, the team went down in the history books as the ‘Dream team V1’.
A classic is time irrelevant. Whilst the value of many things lies with their importance within their context – physical, cultural, aesthetic, economic, personal, etc –, a classic keeps its values across multiple and diverse contexts, even transcending time. A classic must have value itself and go beyond context.
I am Adrià Garcia i Mateu and I’m a designer.
Every morning I become aware that I am alive, and that with my life I can contribute to the process of shaping resilient relationships between human beings in society.
Adria is wearing Jogger Negro.
© 2015 Meyba