New Vegan Sneaker Range Is Made Out Of Coffee Leather

High-end German sneaker brand nat-2 just launched a line of vegan shoes featuring a unique animal-free leather, made from repurposed coffee grounds.

Nat-2 was founded in 2007 by Sebastian Thies, whose family has been involved in the footwear industry since 1856, making them one of oldest shoe dynasties in Europe. Nat-2 prides itself on innovation and “supreme quality,”  and is always searching for opportunities to create exciting, eco-friendly, and sustainable footwear.

Its latest release was developed by Thies himself, reports designboom. Available in two styles, high top and low top, the sneakers contain up to 50 percent recycled coffee, which causes the shoe to be smooth to touch and to carry a natural coffee scent.

The coffee used is selected based on which is most sustainable to harvest at the time. The remainder of the sneaker contains rubber (for the outsoles), reflective glass (for the brand’s logo), water-based glue, and padded, anti-bacterial real corkamorimcork New Vegan Sneaker Range Is Made Out Of Coffee Leather
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(used for the insole).