Vans Introduces “Prelow” Sneaker Made From Cork

by , 07/31/14   filed under: Eco-Friendly Shoes, Vegan Fashion

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Vans wants you to put a cork in it this summer. The skatewear brand’s “Prelow” sneaker, part of its premium OTW collection, now includes a cork-clad option. Cork hails from the western Mediterranean, where it’s stripped from the trunk of the self-renewing cork-oak tree. Commercial exploitation of the material is environmentally friendly, according to the World Wildlife Fund, not only because no trees are cut down, but also because cork-oak landscapes support one of the world’s highest concentrations of forest biodiversity, including endangered species such as the Iberian Lynx. Combined with black eyelets, a fabric lining, and a squishy vulcanized-foam footbed, this is one shoe that’s all bark and no bite.

+ Prelow Cork $100

+ Vans

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