Sustainable Women's Shoes: 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 at Joe Nimble
Recycled footwear, sustainable boxes and repeat resoling:
With the new »Recycle« collection, we are expanding our range to include sustainable shoes with uppers made from fully recycled PET bottles. By doing this, Joe Nimble is making an important contribution towards climate protection. We have been utilising sustainable production methods for our footwear since back in the 1980s. In addition to this, we use shoeboxes made from recycled cardboard and offer a repair service: If the soles of your shoes wear out, we can resole them up to three times. This is currently the best means of conserving resources.
Like all our footwear, the sustainable women’s shoes also feature toefreedom®. This fosters natural, painless movement whatever life has in store for you, keeping you comfortable and nimble when you’re at the office, exercising or going about your day-to-day routine. The recycled shoes are subject to the same production standards and allow you to enjoy Joe Nimble’s trademark comfort. If you are interested in buying sustainable women’s shoes, take a look at our new styles!
Thanks to state-of-the-art technology, we are able to source 50% of the energy needed to produce sustainable footwear from photovoltaics:
We have installed numerous solar panels at our in-house production site which provide half of the energy we need. This is used for both our sustainable shoes and all of the women’s shoes in our shop. We would love your feedback and hope you like our eco-friendly functional footwear as much as we do.
Sustainable women's sneakers: »motionToes recycle«
This lightweight, sustainable women’s trainer features a modern, minimalist design and is perfect for wearing with casual outfits.
The upper is made from 100% recycled PET bottles.
The fine, breathable textile lining is incredibly comfortable and means you can enjoy a fresh in-shoe environment and high levels of comfort come spring, summer or autumn.
The »motionToes recycle« features a Vibram® Nimble rubber sole (4 mm). This thin sole heightens your awareness of the surface which you are walking, standing or running on (this is known as proprioception).
If a sustainable lifestyle matters to you, you can find an even bigger range of vegan women's shoes.
Recyceled footwear for outdoor activities: »globalToes recycle«
With »globalToes recycle«, we are offering sustainable winter / outdoor footwear for women for the first time. It looks great worn day to day as well! This style is also lightweight and offers natural comfort.
We use 100% recycled PET bottles for the uppers.
Partially lined with breathable fabric, helping you to keep a cool head and enjoy a comfortable in-shoe environment on challenging walks or during the stresses and strains of everyday life.
The Vibram® Terrain rubber sole (6 mm) with a studded tread provides secure grip on woodland paths or trails and in snowy and rainy conditions.
Recommendation for hiking and outdoor styles:
Would you like to see even more comfortable women’s hiking shoes? These styles are also ideal for adverse weather and all types of terrain.
Shoes made from PET are a good start!
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!