Recycled rubber has been around for awhile, but is increasing massively in popularity. Like most people know, recycled rubber is often produced with rubber tires. This phenomenon has a great impact on our environment, as over 110 million tires are recycled yearly and thus kept out of landfills. To achieve such high volumes, there must be several functions for the reusable rubber. One of those is the production of recycled rubber soles for shoes. That is where Komrads comes in!
Because Komrads want to produce the most sustainable sneakers on the market, sustainable soles cannot be left out. That is why we use 100% recycled rubber soles for all our collections (ICNS, APLS & OCNS). In this way we provide circular and sustainable shoes and help build a no-waste future for future generations.
How is it made?
The process of recycling rubber is not so difficult. Usually, you first have to remove other attached non-rubber parts and clean the remaining rubber. Then the rubber should be shredded into smaller pieces that can fit the granulator to transform the rubber into crumb rubber. This granulate can be used for other production like soles for example.