Degenerate by Unless is a Plastic-Free, Compostable Shoe
Crafted from pre-plastic era techniques
Lessening the carbon footprint is always a goal of those who choose a minimalistic lifestyle. One of the most important choices is what you buy or consume. There aren’t too many options when it comes to sustainable clothing but there are numerous designers creating things that look fashionable and at the same time have minimal impact on the environment.
Designer Eric Liedtke has created the clothing brand ‘Unless’. The brand majorly focuses on developing and designing apparel that remains as sustainable as it can be. This brand has recently launched all-new sneakers called The Degenerate, which are eco-friendly and available in two color options.
The Unless stated that the design of the Degenerate is skate-inspired and they intend to address the problem of plastic waste particularly when it comes to the fashion industry. The Degenerate sneakers are created using plants and minerals and do not use plastic in any form. The essential feature of these shoes is that they use NFW (Natural Fiber Welding) which makes it possible for the insoles to remain soft but have a tough outsole.
Quite interestingly, these pairs of biodegradable shoes can be converted into new soil after the end of their lifecycle. The creator has ensured that shoes remain as sustainable as possible and are a great choice for people looking for eco-friendly alternatives.
These shoes are available in different sizes and can be bought from Unless. There are two color options – black and white, priced at $139. They are handmade in Italy and are fully regenerative.
In order to create such eco-friendly shoes which do not compromise upon comfort and style, the designer rediscovered the traditional shoe-making techniques which were prevalent in the pre-plastic era. These shoes are a great addition to the list of sustainable fashion statements.