Bubble Wrap Sneaker

sneaker made from recycled bubble wrap

12 June 2021

The Munich shoe entrepreneur Sebastian Thies has once again developed a sustainable sneaker with a special material with his nat-2 brand. Real, recycled bubble wrap is used for the Sleek Low Bubble Wrap. This not only makes each pair visually unique, but also makes the upper material waterproof. The unisex sneakers are handcrafted in Italy.

Lasered outsole from real rubber

The lining consists of the characteristic bioceramic yarn from nat-2, which is made in Germany. The removable insole is made of real cork, the laser-cut outsoles are made of real rubber. The laces are made of recycled PET, while the matching, reflective heel part contains millions of glass particles.

It is the first time that the recycled bubble wrap material has been used in shoes. It was developed by the Israeli start-up “Remeant” and is produced using a patented manufacturing process. The process makes the material extremely durable, waterproof, easy to clean and particularly light. The founders Elinor and Alon Nathaniel transform discarded, landfill and ocean-polluting materials into aesthetic, valuable and sustainable textiles. The bubble wrap material is characterized by a variety of shades, colors and textures. Even under heavy use, the material retains its original appearance, its lively colors and does not crease.

The shoes can be pre-ordered by retailers from mid-June, and a very limited small series can also be ordered at: www.coilex.com

More information about the sneakers and the material can be found here:

image source: nat-2