SKELTON – Texon has launched its first insole made with 100% recycled content.
Produced using recycled PET and a special fusion-bonding technology that completely removes the need for chemicals or water, the Ecostrobe insole offers new possibilities for footwear designers seeking to integrate sustainability into strobel applications, without compromising strength and performance.
Unveiled at Lineapelle in Milan from September 20-22, Ecostrobe is suitable for use in high-performance and delivers all the physical properties expected from a top-quality insole material. It is strong and durable and has excellent moisture absorption and dispersal qualities. When evaluated against comparable products, it is also 20% lighter and its production requires 50% less energy.
“We have adapted our production processes to ensure the recycled composition and recyclability of our products,” said Boyd Mulder, sustainability and marketing director at Texon. “We’ve calculated that for every one million pairs of shoes containing Ecostrobe, more than 2.1 million bottles will be diverted from landfill, making it the ultimate enviro-conscious choice for strobel applications.”
Ecostrobe is also produced in a 100% closed-loop process with the cutting waste being recycled back into the product without loss of quality.