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Sneakers made of recycled bubble wrap

German innovative shoe brand nat-2 developed a sneaker made of recycled bubble wrap.

Bubble wrap is a common packaging material – and entertaining pastime to some – and is made of LDPF (low density polyethylene film) that is not always recycled.

To combat the plastic problem, the brand Remeant developed a leather-like material made of single use plastic, including bubble wrap. The material is durable, waterproof, easy to clean and lightweight.

nat-2 used the bubble wrap ‘leather’, which is 100% vegan, to design a series of sneakers in various shades and colours. The lining made from socalled bioceramic yarn, which is made in Germany from ceramic fibres and silver yarn. The yarn is anti-bacterial and climate-regulating. The insole is made of real cork, while the outsoles are made of rubber and the laces of recycled PET.

The sneakers are handmade in Italy.

For other shoes by nat-2, click here.

Photos: nat-2