The Plant Shoe

The Plant Shoe DOWN TO EARTH DOWN TO EARTH

Native Shoes plants the seed for a new frontier in footwear design with a limited-edition ground-breaking, 100% sustainable, biodegradable plant-based shoe. The Plant Shoe sets the bar as the absolute first of its kind on the planet.

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When it comes down to Earth, materials matter immensely. That’s why The Plant Shoe is 100% Earth friendly, entirely produced from ingredients that are completely biodegradable, commercially compostable and absolutely animal-free. Learn about each key ingredient, its benefits and the plant-based origins that make each of them special.

Ingredients desktop Ingredients 2 mobile PINEAPPLE

Sourced in the Philippines, pineapple husks are saved from being discarded waste and instead transformed into an ultra-sustainable textile. Native Shoes’ unique blend of pineapple fibers uses just the plant and nothing else, and when used in place of suede on the upper, it creates a raw, unfiltered aesthetic - with environmental responsibility at the forefront.

LINEN

One of the oldest and most veritable natural materials used in the world. Linen's origins come from flax, a reed-like plant made of long fibres, that promise Earth-defying strength when spun into yarn. The Plant Shoe's organic linen sockliner is a jack of all trades - master of durable comfort, natural breathability and unique softening as it wears on foot.

KENAF

Originating from Africa, Kenaf is an exceptional, long staple fibre that needs no chemical intervention in its processing. It provides optimal strength against wear and tear of a footbed, in addition to blending with linen for a softer, more comfortable gait.

PINEAPPLE

Sourced in the Philippines, pineapple husks are saved from being discarded waste and instead transformed into an ultra-sustainable textile. Native Shoes’ unique blend of pineapple fibers uses just the plant and nothing else, and when used in place of suede on the upper, it creates a raw, unfiltered aesthetic - with environmental responsibility at the forefront.

LINEN

One of the oldest and most veritable natural materials used in the world. Linen's origins come from flax, a reed-like plant made of long fibres, that promise Earth-defying strength when spun into yarn. The Plant Shoe's organic linen sockliner is a jack of all trades - master of durable comfort, natural breathability and unique softening as it wears on foot.

KENAF

Originating from Africa, Kenaf is an exceptional, long staple fibre that needs no chemical intervention in its processing. It provides optimal strength against wear and tear of a footbed, in addition to blending with linen for a softer, more comfortable gait.

RAW INGREDIENTS RAW INGREDIENTS EUCALYPTUS

Eucalyptus pulp is baled and compressed using a closed loop technique, processed with next to zero effect on its surrounding environment. This compressed pulp is formed into the strobel board, forming a pliable and hygroscopic base from which to construct the upper of the shoe.

LACTAE HAVEA

Derived from the virgin milk of a hevea tree, this entirely pure substance is processed into natural latex outsoles, devoid of any and all petro-chemicals or additives. The process by which they are made takes up to fifty operations carried out by trained artisanal craftspeople. It can take up to two weeks to create a single pair. The result is a product as ready for a lifetime of wear as it is an end-life in the compost. Slow methods - Low impact.

COTTON

Transformative and multi-functional. Cotton is ubiquitous across all forms of footwear and apparel from use in a pair of soft organic laces to a robust, canvas upper built for time-tested wear. The organic cotton used here is equal parts responsibly-picked and earth-friendly.

EUCALYPTUS

Eucalyptus pulp is baled and compressed using a closed loop technique, processed with next to zero effect on its surrounding environment. This compressed pulp is formed into the strobel board, forming a pliable and hygroscopic base from which to construct the upper of the shoe.

LACTAE HAVEA

Derived from the virgin milk of a hevea tree, this entirely pure substance is processed into natural latex outsoles, devoid of any and all petro-chemicals or additives. The process by which they are made takes up to fifty operations carried out by trained artisanal craftspeople. It can take up to two weeks to create a single pair. The result is a product as ready for a lifetime of wear as it is an end-life in the compost. Slow methods - Low impact.

COTTON

Transformative and multi-functional. Cotton is ubiquitous across all forms of footwear and apparel from use in a pair of soft organic laces to a robust, canvas upper built for time-tested wear. The organic cotton used here is equal parts responsibly-picked and earth-friendly.

RAW INGREDIENTS

Learn more about the making of The Plant Shoe

REGRIND REGRIND REPURPOSE REPURPOSE

We focus on a circular economy. Our promise to you is that by 2023 each and every pair of Native Shoes will be 100% lifecycle managed.

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