Early Eco Pioneers
In the early 2000's, Simple started experimenting with recycled car and bicycle tires, used inner tubes and repurposed plastic jugs. In 2007 this research culminated in the EcoSneak collection. Above and beyond recycling, Simple had begun to use water-based glues, organic cotton and bamboo. The shoe industry responded by awarding Simple the first ever Footwear Plus Green Award. This new sourcing put Simple on the map in a new way. The resulting product redefined exactly what Simple was all about. We continue to strive to make the best decisions around materials, processes, and labor so we can leave our planet breathing and happy for future generations. In a thousand years, we still want everyone to be able to enjoy a long slow walk.