New to the APL family. With this design they moved ahead with something that was already on the table: the high-top sneaker. They got inspired by the retro design of high top sneakers, and wanted to give it a Komrads twist. Komrads stripped the design down for a neat and simple look: created with apple leather.
Sneakers made of apple leather.
Komrads has taken the first step towards a zero impact sneaker. It was their dream to make a comfortable and fashionable sneaker that doesn’t harm our planet. A sneaker for which no natural raw materials need to be harvested and which is entirely made of recycled and reused materials. Furthermore they can say that we are officially Peta-approved. (Peta: People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals). Designed in Belgium, and carefully produced in Portugal (EU).
Which materials do they use to make their APL sneakers?
- Upper: eco apple leather. The apple leather is made of apple waste (peels & cores). An ecological alternative to leather.
- Sole: recycled rubber from car tyres and old sneaker soles. The rubber is strong and from outstanding quality.
- Lining & Laces: recycled cotton & plastic bottles. Recycled cotton has the potential to greatly reduce water and energy consumption in sustainable fashion and apparel, as well as reduce landfill waste and space.
- Insole: flexible recycled carbon. Carbon is a plant based substance that has absorbing properties. The insoles are breathable & anti-static.
Follow their path to zero waste!
Find their detailed sustainability report powered by Bcome here