nat-2™ launches 100% vegan sneakers made from recycled coffee grounds

nat-2™ launches 100% vegan sneakers made from recycled coffee grounds

following the release of its fungi pair earlier this year, high-end german sneaker brand nat-2™ has now repurposed real coffee grounds into its latest venture. 100% vegan, the unisex shoes come in two styles, high top and low top, and are covered in a layer of the patented material which carries the natural scent of coffee.

nat-2™ launches 100% vegan luxury sneakers made from recycled coffee grounds



developed by nat-2™ founder sebastian thies in germany, the sneakers are covered in up to 50% recycled coffee (depending on each style), which results in a smooth and fine texture. the type of coffee used varies upon sustainable availability, while the rest of the shoe is made using real rubber for the outsoles, reflective glass details for the brand’s signature, waterbased glue, and a soft padded, anti-bacterial real cork insole. the parts that look like suede or nappa leather, especially visible on the high-top version, are made from recycled PET bottles. all sneakers are handmade in italy and produced under fair conditions in a family-run, high-tech facility.

nat-2™ launches 100% vegan luxury sneakers made from recycled coffee grounds



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edited by: sofia lekka angelopoulou | designboom

  • Great effort!

    M says:
  • Natural , eco friendly and super stylish. Would LOVE to own a pair

    Jaco says:
  • Isn’t the most sustainable shoe the one that has already been created? I think what they are doing is great and really love the concept & message but the fact that this has to be created with resources make it less sustainable than buying gently used, right?

    theizzz says:

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