Copenhagen-based sustainable sneaker brand Surface Project is dedicated to bringing awareness to the ocean plastic crisis. Working to the greatest extent possible with certifications that can verify that a product is sustainably produced, Surface Project uses macroplastics pulled from the ocean and upcycled materials to produce all of its shoes. This time, the brand has tapped Swedish-French graffiti artist André Saraiva to create four limited edition sneaker and slip-on models for men and women.
“I’ve been a fan of André Saraiva for 20 years,” said Samir Souid, founder and owner of Surface Project. “His unrestrained approach, visual aesthetics and climate awareness all fit perfectly with what I want to accomplish with Surface Project.” Like all shoes from the brand, they’re 100 percent sustainably made from ocean macroplastics without the use of chemicals or environmentally harmful dyes. Available in black, white and pink, the shoes are covered with illustrations of Saraiva’s Mr. A character and his signature “X” and “O” eyes. Each silhouette boasts recycled rubber soles.
Take a closer look at the new André Saraiva sneakers and slip-ons above. The four models will be available to purchase on the Surface Project’s website starting July 30. Each model is available in an edition of 100.