Hands down the #1 question we get, which is amazing! It shows people are becoming more aware of what they are consuming and how their purchases affect others & the environment. Our current styles are made of: apple leather, made in Italy from the apple peels discarded by the juicing industry; high quality vegan leather & vegan suede (microfibre based); Piñatex, an innovative material made by extracting fibres from pineapple leaves; 100% recycled polyester. Our soles contain at least 20% recycled rubber and our laces are made of waxed cotton - animal free wax, of course. For more information, please head to Our Materials . We will always be on the lookout for eco-friendly innovative materials to use in our next styles.
Firstly, Portugal is known to produce some of the best shoes in the world. Furthermore, by manufacturing in Portugal we can ensure shoemakers have great working conditions and are paid decent wages, and that our shoes have consistent quality.
No Saints was founded with the sole purpose (pun intended) of being animal free. The sad reality is that there is immeasurable cruelty in the leather industry, and even if you could prove to us that a few of these animals have a happy healthy life (unlikely), they still had to die for you to sport their skins. But that’s not all… although leather is considered a ‘natural’ material, the tanning process it goes through uses substances like chromium, arsenic, cyanide and formaldehyde, to stop the skins from biodegrading. That doesn't sound very natural, huh? These harsh chemicals are extremely harmful both for the environment and for tannery workers, who often end up developing cancer and other serious health conditions. We know the truth about leather is not common knowledge just yet, but we encourage you to seek out information and make better choices, always! Nowadays we have the technology to produce far superior materials: more resistant, breathable, washable, eco-friendly, all without causing harm, so we no longer need leather.
Yes! Our shoes have removable insoles, so you can definitely use them with your orthotics.
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