The bandwagon of eco-friendly labels are becoming a widespread nowadays. Ecologically wise, I have positive thoughts about it and it’s actually a good movement, especially for these modern-day environmental issues that we’re held responsible for. I love sneakers, and there’s no doubt about that. Design for a shoe is a big factor, along with the silhouette and, of course, functionality. But one thing that I’m concerned now is the materials used to come up with such fascinating footwear.
Releasing a newer perspective towards their collection this season is Buttero, the recent footwear brand to jump on the eco-friendly bandwagon. Their offerings this season presents a new recycled rubber sole to each of the footwear (featured above). The sole is made from scraps recovered from industrial process combined with various color granules to create an artistic marbled finish. The sneakers also feature a natural coconut fiber insole, obtained from coconut husk and displaying impressive qualities such as lightweight, breathability and isolation. Topping it all off literally are vegetable tanned leather uppers, a process based on the use of natural tannins from trees and the only one that can impart unique properties to the leather, combining comfort and aesthetics, versatility and highlighting the uniqueness of the products.
The shoes are available from western stitched low tops to hiking boot inspired mids designs. Just so you know, Por Vocacao stocks these newly dropped goody footwear.
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