Sustainable men's footwear in our new »Recycle« range!
Joe Nimble and Comerplast: working together for the sake of the environment
Joe Nimble is collaborating with the dedicated people at Comerplast. This Spanish firm has been recovering products containing PET along with used clothing and fabric remnants for over 50 years. These materials are used to make all sorts of things, including recycled footwear, handbags, home accessories and rugs.
Take an intriguing and impressive look behind the scenes at the recycling process in this video. It will take less than 4 minutes, but if you haven’t got time right now, here’s a brief summary:
- PET bottles are collected and sorted.
- Plastic bottles are processed to make recycled PET fibres.
- These fibres are spun into long threads.
- The recycled yarn is used to manufacture fabrics for new products.
How does it work?
Shoes made from plastic bottles and other sustainability activities
Eco-friendly, vegan and comfortable:
We are delighted to launch our new collection featuring footwear uppers made from PET bottles, which represents another step towards environmentally friendly shoe production. As well as raising awareness of climate protection issues, Joe Nimble strives to fulfil its sense of responsibility by actively reducing its own environmental impact.
We have been using sustainably produced shoeboxes made from recycled cardboard and paper for new collections and offering a repair and resoling service since back in the 80s. Instead of discarding your shoes, you can have them resoled up to three times. This is still the most sustainable approach according to current standards.
As always, our footwear with toefreedom® offers comfort for day-to-day life and reliability for sporting challenges. The sustainable men’s footwear in our new range is based on our customary quality standards and offers the same level of comfort. That means our PET footwear also fosters natural movement and posture. If you are interested in buying sustainable footwear, here is your chance. Try out our new styles and treat your feet!
50% of the energy used to produce our recycled shoes comes from photovoltaics:
We have installed numerous high-performance solar panels on the roof of our in-house production site, which provide half of the electricity needed to make our shoes from plastic bottles and our other men’s footwear. We like to share our efforts with you and hope that you love our new functional footwear styles as much as we do.
Sustainable men's sneakers: »motionToes recycle«
Our first sustainable men’s trainer boasts a minimalist, modern design which complements casual outfits perfectly.
The upper material is made from 100% recycled PET bottles.
Fine, breathable textile lining makes our lightweight trainer extremely comfortable. Enjoy a pleasant in-shoe environment in spring, summer and autumn with this cool trainer made from PET.
The »motionToes recycle« features a Vibram® Nimble rubber sole (4 mm). The thin sole enhances proprioception, heightening your awareness of the terrain underfoot.
Is a green lifestyle important to you? If so, you can discover more vegan men’s footwear here.
Sustainable Outdoor Footwear: »globalToes recycle«
With its natural fit and lightweight wearability, the second vegan style in our range of footwear made from plastic bottles is the perfect choice for outdoor activities and adverse weather conditions.
Here too, the upper is made from 100% recycled PET bottles, lending the boot its cool appearance.
Our »globalToes recycle« is partially lined with breathable fabric, helping you to keep a cool head and fresh feet on hikes or during everyday life.
The Vibram® Terrain rubber sole (6 mm) with a studded tread provides off-road reliability and good grip in snow and rain.
Recommendation for outdoor enthusiasts:
Whether you need shoes for easy hiking, challenging trails or adverse weather conditions, you will find comfortable men’s hiking shoes that fits the bill here.
Shoes made from plastic bottles are not just a fad
Manufacturers and consumers need to think about sustainability:
The statistics from 2018 clearly show you – and us – the urgent need for recycling and responsible consumption.
The Recover Upcycled Textile System was able to recycle impressive quantities of PET bottles, prevent high CO2 emissions, reduce waste, and lower water and energy usage.
Making sustainable footwear from PET draws on the extensive experience of both Joe Nimble and Comerplast. Traditional craftsmanship, technical expertise and a love of our planet all take shoe production to a new, even more environmentally friendly level.
Help us to make a difference!