We are resetting wellness for aquatic ecosystems everywhere with the introduction of Rise by Bloom technology in our design processes at Native Shoes, welcoming a new generation of earth-friendly shoe manufacturing with this high-performance material. Rise by Bloom is a sustainable footwear solution made from repurposed algae biomass, engineered to replace a percentage of plastic polymer typically used for making conventional EVA shoes.

We are resetting wellness for aquatic ecosystems everywhere with the introduction of Rise by Bloom technology in our design processes at Native Shoes, welcoming a new generation of earth-friendly shoe manufacturing with this high-performance material. Rise by Bloom is a sustainable footwear solution made from repurposed algae biomass, engineered to replace a percentage of plastic polymer typically used for making conventional EVA shoes.

The beauty in this revolutionary material is its symbiotic two-fold system. Bloom’s process simultaneously sweeps our lakes and freshwater ecologies of overly abundant algae growth, transforming undesirable excess into an environmentally sound product. It is impacting the state of the footwear industry for the greater good, without sacrificing a shoe’s performance standards or quality of components.

The beauty in this revolutionary material is its symbiotic two-fold system. Bloom’s process simultaneously sweeps our lakes and freshwater ecologies of overly abundant algae growth, transforming undesirable excess into an environmentally sound product. It is impacting the state of the footwear industry for the greater good, without sacrificing a shoe’s performance standards or quality of components.

Stream of Conscious

Bloom’s algae technology checks all the boxes for those who want to see sustainability, longevity and everyday comfort on a level playing field. Did you know that the algae harvest required for one pair* of our Bloom-based shoes restores up to 80 liters of filtered water right back into the ecosystem? That’s equivalent to 3 months of water consumption for one person! The same manufacturing process sequesters CO2 and purifies 50 cubic meters (50m3) of air for a cleaner, healthier ecosystem. Rise by Bloom is another stream in the right direction to reduce our carbon footprint on the environment and lessen the introduction of virgin materials into consumer goods.

Bloom’s algae technology checks all the boxes for those who want to see sustainability, longevity and everyday comfort on a level playing field. Did you know that the algae harvest required for one pair* of our Bloom-based shoes restores up to 80 liters of filtered water right back into the ecosystem? That’s equivalent to 3 months of water consumption for one person! The same manufacturing process sequesters CO2 and purifies 50 cubic meters (50m3) of air for a cleaner, healthier ecosystem. Rise by Bloom is another stream in the right direction to reduce our carbon footprint on the environment and lessen the introduction of virgin materials into consumer goods.

Bloom Family

In 2019, the iconic Jefferson was revamped with full Bloom treatment. We are the first and only to introduce an entire shoe from upper to outsole, engineered with Bloom’s innovative algae-blended material. To further our sustainable mission, we’ve integrated Bloom-based technology in even more styles, including the Audrey and Jefferson Kids.

Shop - Audrey Bloom

Shop - Jefferson Adult Bloom

Shop - Jefferson Kids Bloom

Bloom Family

In 2019, the iconic Jefferson was revamped with full Bloom treatment. We are the first and only to introduce an entire shoe from upper to outsole, engineered with Bloom’s innovative algae-blended material. To further our sustainable mission, we’ve integrated Bloom-based technology in even more styles, including the Audrey and Jefferson Kids.

Shop - Audrey Bloom

Shop - Jefferson Adult Bloom

Shop - Jefferson Kids Bloom

How Does It Work?

Specially engineered water tanks filter up to 175 gallons of excessively algae-polluted water per minute through its mechanism; while also netting 300 lbs of algae in a single day. Managing the freshwater algae epidemic is helping to sustain the wellbeing of marine life and refurbish ecological systems.

Specially engineered water tanks filter up to 175 gallons of excessively algae-polluted water per minute through its mechanism; while also netting 300 lbs of algae in a single day. Managing the freshwater algae epidemic is helping to sustain the wellbeing of marine life and refurbish ecological systems.

It’s a waste-to-wellness ethos that we can proudly stand behind, further supporting other brand initiatives such as post-consumer shoe recycling through the Native Shoes Remix™ Project. Our goal by 2023, is for each and every pair of Native Shoes to be 100% life cycle managed.

It’s a waste-to-wellness ethos that we can proudly stand behind, further supporting other brand initiatives such as post-consumer shoe recycling through the Native Shoes Remix™ Project. Our goal by 2023, is for each and every pair of Native Shoes to be 100% life cycle managed.

* Calculation based on the Jefferson Bloom, Men’s Size 9US.