UPPER MATERIAL: Vegetable tanned leather. Raw hides from southern Germany and Spain - tanned without chemicals in nearby family run tannery Aveneda. It's backyard compostable in certified 15 days. Sturdy with a soft hand-feel. We chose to accept more scared areas for our production to keep the cost moderate with less precious leather going to waste.
OUTSOLE: We use a trusted and iconic outsole design with a perfect blend of durability, grip and comfort. Not opening new and exclusive outsole molds saves cost and requires less resources. It's made of 100% natural latex rubber.
TRIMS: Like our organic cotton laces and our recycled PU footbed all of the materials we have used have gone through extensive vetting against comfort, durability and sustainability.
STRAP: We source the seatbelt material from nearby junkyards so every shoe might be slightly different in appearance.
Our sneakers are proudly produced in Portugal, where high levels of handicraft and know-how have been passed down through generations of footwear manufacturers.
As a small team, we wanted to keep things simple. By sourcing all our raw materials in Europe, we reduce both bureaucracy and transport distances.
With its long-standing tradition in footwear and leather goods, Portugal’s infrastructure ensures a hassle-free production process – most parts of our sneakers travel less than 200 kilometres from source to factory.
Made from durable vegetable-tanned leather from a nearby tannery in Aveneda, the single-layer upper with cycling-inspired perforations accentuates the natural breathability and moisture-wicking properties of leather. Paired with a natural latex rubber outsole, the result is an incredibly soft and flexible sneaker. For an optimal in-shoe environment, the recycled polyurethane footbed with memory-foam effect is topped with a breathable antibacterial liner.
Our material choices are guided by three principles:
Comfort – Durability – Compostability
The leather we use is fully compostable after 20 days. And while our natural rubber latex outsole will take a while longer, the abrasion it undergoes over its lifetime won’t contribute to the microplastic problem. Our solution for ensuring even power distribution from the laces to the midfoot: reclaimed seatbelt straps from a local scrapyard.
The conscientious concept is tied together with organic cotton laces and recycled foam padding throughout.