Goleta, California – A new range of footwear from Sanuk incorporates recycled PU foam. The SustainaSole collection includes two slip-on styles, Donna for women and Chiba for men. Both are being sold for $65.
The company claims that a major barrier to eco-friendly shoes is the foam base that gives comfort and support. It collaborated with sole specialist Blumaka to integrate its recycled foam technology into the shoes, with the bottom unit consisting of 35% recycled foam by weight and 75% by volume.
The Ortholite sockliner also includes recycled PU components. The top layer is a 2mm foam, made from 15% recycled and 80% virgin PU foam plus 5% recycled rubber powder, while the bottom layer is a 3mm foam, containing 98% recycled and 2% virgin PU foam.