You know that we love a good eco-friendly shoe around here. What a shoe is made of is a big part of its environmental impact, but so is what happens to that shoe when it's too worn for wear. Sure you can repair your old shoes, but at some point, those kicks are going to kick it irreparably.
Throwing a pair of worn out shoes in the trash feels incredibly wasteful, but most shoes are not recyclable. Part of that is because of the materials that go into shoe-making and part of it is the way those materials are put together. A new company - ReKixx - has the solution to this problem! They've created a line of shoes that are 100% recyclable, reports Derek Markham at Ecopreneusit. He says:
This 100% recyclable, landfill-free shoe is a remix of Gary Gagnon’s original eco-sneaker, the REMYXX, which first launched in 2012 and produced over 1000 pairs of these green footwear that were well received by their buyers. Now renamed ReKixx, Gagnon is back with another iteration of the shoe, and is looking to crowdfunding to bring these sneakers to market.
You can check out their Kickstarter page here. A $50 kick gets you a pair of their shoes when they go into production!
Markham also shared a video from the company that showcases some of their shoes and what ReKixx is all about:
And here's a bit about ReKixx from their Kickstarter page:
The Brand & Mission: ReKixx cool sneakers 100% recyclable are the world’s first and only completely Landfill-Free Sneakers™. ReKixx is a brand that not only represents design and fashion, but also awareness and sustainability. Our mission is to deliver an enjoyable sneaker that advocates and initiates improvements in recycling and eco-smart™ behaviors with sponsorship, education, and research. With more than 300 million pairs of shoes thrown away last year in the U.S. alone (soles4souls.org), ReKixx is changing the way we think about sneakers AND green living.