Converse Japan is not one to shy away from experimentation, having previously made sneakers from cotton stems and leaves, and now it has announced a new collaboration with Food Textile. The Food Textile x Converse Japan Chuck Taylor All Star Hi collection introduces a range of shoes that have been dyed using waste food scraps, giving the shoes natural colorways including “Juniper” and “Purple Cabbage.”
This sustainable approach is developed under Converse Japan’s “eclab” division. For this collaboration, the duo has also equipped the Chuck Taylors with recycled rubber outsoles, and has put Ortholite Eco insoles inside the shoe. The insoles are made from castor oil-based polyurethane, and have a number of technical benefits too, such as being more comfortable than a regular insole.
The Food Textile x Converse Japan Chuck Taylor All Star Hi collaboration is expected to release on Converse Japan’s website sometime this August for ¥ 9,000 JPY a pair (approx. $84 USD). Take a closer look at the collection above.
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