Take Eco-Friendly Steps In Our Newest Knitted Sneaker

Eco-friendly knitted sneaker – Levante – the shoe that will change the way you move.

Dude Shoes has created the Levante Knit (available in Steel, Army and Jet Black) using 100% recycled fibres from plastic water bottles found in our oceans. By repurposing goods previously labeled as “environmental waste”, the Levante is constructed from recycled PET fibres (polyethylene terephthalate) which are super soft and maintain a durability that you can expect from all of our shoes.

The recycled upper from Dude Shoes has created an innovative knitted upper for a light airy, seamless fit. With neoprene lining and fold-flat rubber heel tensions, the Levante has a snug sock-like upper and excellent breathability for lightweight everyday support. The shoe has leather lined removable insoles allowing them to be worn barefoot without collecting the bacteria which leads to odour. Includes both a heel and tongue-pull, as well as dual-compound rubber grips on the soles for additional grip.

How can something made from plastic bottles be comfortable? Constructed from ocean plastic waste that is melted down to create a material known as polyethylene terephthalate (aka PET fibres). These recycled PET fibres are strong and lightweight allowing us to expand our environmentally friendly approach to footwear, whilst maintaining our signature comfort. This year, the Levante is a new addition to our knit collection, (Wendy Knit and Wally Knit) which is a promise to our consumers that we’re making our best efforts to protect the planet and create change, while continuing to focus on adding new styles to this unique fabric.


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