If you are interested in being a little more environmentally friendly when selecting your next pair of sneakers you may be interested in a new Kickstarter campaign for the Victor Lou sustainable sneakers. Watch the promotional video below to learn more about the inspiration behind the new footwear and how the team use industrial waste from car manufacturing to be able to create their leather sneakers.
Early bird pledges are available from €89 or roughly £79 and the sustainable sneakers include a recycled insole, non-food lining, recycled cotton laces chrome free waste leather and water-based glue all of which is handmade in Portugal.
“Did you know that every year there are 20 billion shoes produced? Guess where these shoes end up. Right, at the dump. That means a huge waste of resources and high pressure on people and the planet. We believe that it’s madness that we keep producing shoes that are not sustainable and that are dumped straight after use. That’s why we were determined to find a way to change this. We didn’t just find a way to create less waste, we even found a way to use waste. This is how we are going to do it! “
“In our search, we discovered that we could create sneakers out of 100% chrome free waste leather coming from the car industry. This doesn’t just mean that we’re creating less waste with a high-quality shoe, we are actually using a waste product to create our Victor Lou sneakers. We decided to only work together with partners who value sustainability just as high as we do. Not just our manufacturer who puts the shoes together with all the pieces of leather coming in at his factory, but also our packaging company and delivery service are focusing on sustainability. And our sneakers can be recycled after use.”
For more information and to be one of the first backers jump over to the official Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign page by following the link below.