How can you not love a company whose mission is "...to save one million tires and give them new life as footwear." Meet Indosole -- a cool company based in Bali aiming to alleviate the world of part of their excess of useless tires and turn them into something beautiful -- shoes.
And wow are they stunning! Not only beautiful, the wearer can feel better knowing that Indosole has thought of everything to ensure that this product is re-purposed right.
What does re-purposed mean?
With Re-purposed products, Indosole offers the most organic, toxic free and environmentally sustainable production process. There is no melting down, off gassing, or reforming of any materialjust strong hands and minds.
First off, the price is right! Sandals range from $25 to $50 - won't break the bank at all.
They are so worth it too -- I have been lucky enough to test a pair this week, and I thought to myself "what would it be like to walk on a tire?" ... well apparently it's very comfortable! It is really almost like a gel foam with a good amount of give, but that is strong enough to hold up under extreme use.
Let's talk fashion!
The hand dyeing is incredible. It has the one-of-a-kind feel of being handmade, but also the polished feel of a professional-grade item. I had never worn sandals with a lot of fabric around the ankle, and I was surprised to see that they could still look delicate and chic. They have really done well -- combining the best of everything -- eco-conciousness, global fashion, and all day comfort!
According to Indosole, they hope
to enhance every aspect of your life, Indosole uses only locally sourced and animal free materials during its transformation of waste into fashionable and functional items. It is our dream to provide you with footwear that not only eliminates waste, but also, can give it a new life. Please join us on our quest to save 1 million waste tires from Indonesian landfills.
For more information on Indosole, visit them online at www.indosole.com