Vegan sneaker made of apple leather:
Komrads has taken the first step towards a zero impact sneaker. It was our dream to make a comfortable and fashionable sneaker that doesn’t harm our planet. A sneaker for which no natural raw materials need to be harvested and which is entirely made of recycled and reused materials.
Vegan, re-used & recycled materials:
-Upper: vegan apple eco leather. Made out of apple peels & resin. Bio coloured.
-Lining & laces: 100% recycled cotton & recycled plastic bottles.
-Removable insole: ergonomic & breathable insole, made out of recycled carbon.
-Sole: 100% recycled rubber, from car tires and old sneaker soles.
-Packaging: we use 100% recycled boxes and paper.
Officially Peta-approved. (Peta: People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals).
Designed in Belgium, and carefully produced in Portugal (EU).
This sneaker is for both men and women.
APL sneakers fall exactly on the size you have, so not smaller or larger.
How to keep your apple sneakers clean:
The APL sneaker is made of apple leather and colored with organic dyes. But what is the best way to clean apple leather?
Let’s face it: the only real way to make brand new white sneakers look spick and span is to never wear them. Of course, that’s out of the question. Apple leather sneakers can be treated just like regular leather sneakers. Apple leather is exceptionally strong, naturally UV-resistant, and it’s a cruelty-free material.
Light stain? Wipe with a dry cloth.
Stubborn stain? Wipe with a damp cloth (not wet) and then let the leather air dry. Never wipe hard. Being gentle and taking your time is the key. Preferably use a cleaner for artificial leather.
If wiping is not enough to remove a stain, you can use a leather cleaner. Whichever cleaner you decide to use: always test the product in a small, unobservable spot first. You absolutely don’t want to make a second stain while trying to clean the first one. (Don’t forget to read the instructions when using products).
Protect your APL’s against stains and water damage with a faux leather protector. Apply this before wearing them for the first time. Wait at least 24 hours to wear your sneakers after application.
Do not put them in your washing machine. This is absolutely not allowed. Remove the laces and clean them separately. Never immerse your sneakers in water.