From the 1950s to the 1980s, ZDA was originally a shoe brand based in a small town named Partizanske, Slovakia, then Czechoslovakia. In the late 80s they discontinued their own brand ZDA, but the factory still carried on producing trainers for other brands and military use.
In 2016 the founder of the Japanese classic sport shoes group, Eye Found, relaunched the brand, after a factory visit in Partizanske. There he saw that they still had the original soles and lasts for the vintage trainers they used to make.
Made in the same factory with the original soles, lasts and machines as the originals, ZDA shoes are again made in Slovakia. True to the originals, but updated with fresh Japanese colourways. Each item is made by hand in a careful manner.