Gallery: Plant OAT’s Biodegradable Sneaker, Watch It Bloom into Flowers!

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Photo by Coriette Schoenaert

Imagine disposing of your moldy old gym shoes, not by chucking them into a donation bin and hoping nobody sees you, but by watching them sprout into a patch of wildflowers in your backyard. OAT’s fully biodegradable sneaker collection, the first of its kind, has all the “good stuff Mother Earth has to offer,” according to the Dutch footwear company. Founded by designer Christiaan Maats in 2008, OAT’s mission is to connect people with their environment in an imaginative way. It does this through its innovative materials: soft, breathable canvas and flexible seed-embedded cork soles that literally go to pot when you bury them.

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3 Responses to “Plant OAT’s Biodegradable Sneaker, Watch It Bloom into Flowers!”

  1. Ambyr says:

    These are sweet!

  2. EcoMinded says:

    It’s a great idea with good intentions. But there’s the danger of spreading non-native seeds/plants from the country where these shoes are manufactured to other parts of the planet and introducing non-native species which could disrupt local eco-systems.

  3. goatgirl says:

    Hey EcoMinded that’s true, even different bioregions suffer from the impacts of non-indigenous species taking over – we need bioregionally sensittive shoes dammit!!

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