Lakai Recycled Shoes


Lakai has a refreshing approach to environmentally friendly shoes.  They call it The Recycling Program.  To eliminate waste, material offcuts that would otherwise be thrown out are used on the panels of The Recycling Program shoes.  The shoe's sole is created from a mix of regrind rubber waste and new rubber, reducing the use of new material by 50%.  No two shoes are exactly alike.  In being honest to the recycling approach, designers only specify which of the shoe pannels are to be make out of recycled material.  It is up to the manufacturers to determine what  materials they have excess offcuts of to apply. Two of Lakai's shoe styles are available in The Recycling Program, the Kost-One (shown here) and the Coda.  (Found through Sub-Studio Design Blog).