German Company Introduces World's First "VEGAN" Cycling Shoes

German Company Introduces World's First "VEGAN" Cycling Shoes

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German Company Introduces World's First "VEGAN" Cycling Shoes

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“We worked on it for a long time and now it’s here, the first vegan bike shoe.”

Love to ride mountain bikes but hate wearing dead animals? Well we finally have a product that will fit your fancy out of Germany. Check out the world’s first vegan clip in cycling shoes by Doghammer. The Bike Graveler ($168 USD) features upper material made from vegan leather and linen with an insole fashioned from recycled cork and non-slip Vibram sole. Whether or not you choose eat an animal free diet, everyone can appreciate Doghammer’s environmentally friendly approach to shoe production and you may consider paying the premium for sustainable bike shoes even if you like a fat steak on your plate.

We worked on it for a long time and now it’s here, the first vegan bike shoe. The Bike Graveler combines sustainability and functionality to the highest degree. From the recycled Vibram sole to a recycled cork insole, each material tells its own story. Thanks to the non-slip Vibram sole, which is comfortable to wear in everyday urban life, you have a firm grip on every pedal. The bike shoe is available with and without a click system.
The upper material consists of vegan leather and high-quality linen fabric and gives the vegan bike shoe its incomparable design. The sole is very firm in the forefoot area and therefore ensures good power transmission to the pedals. In addition, the widened toe box helps ensure a comfortable amount of space .

 

The sustainable sneaker weighs only 1120g / pair (size 43). Thanks to its low weight, it offers you a light and comfortable fit.

The upper is made of vegan leather, natural canvas and real cork. The materials ensure a pleasantly dry and airy foot climate.

The well-profiled sole of the well-known brand Vibram consists, among other things, of recycled rubber, which also offers a comfortable fit in everyday urban life .

With this shoe, we rely on particularly robust and hard-wearing materials that can take part in any of your outdoor adventures .

The removable footbed is made from recycled cork combined with a soft cushioning cushion. Thanks to the cork, it ensures a dry and odorless foot climate.

The sustainable shoe is 100% vegan from the glue to the sole. This means that we completely do without animal ingredients.

sustainable materials

Cork is one of our main materials for our products. The unique natural material can be found in each of our shoes. The cork is grown and processed in Portugal, where it has a long tradition. By using it, we support the Portuguese tradition and also benefit from short transport routes. Our cork oaks are peeled for the first time after 27 years and can then be harvested again every 9 years. The extraction of the cork is particularly environmentally friendly, since only the bark of the tree is used and no oak has to be felled. For most of our shoes, we use recycled cork, which also comes from our Cork Collect Challenge, for example.

fair production

This shoe is handcrafted in a family-run shoe factory. Decades of experience have made Portugal known for its high-quality shoemaking craftsmanship. We deliberately opted for a family-run production, which fits our philosophy of sustainable and fair production in terms of its working methods and ideals. We visit our manufactory and suppliers several times a year. We are always impressed by the enthusiasm and devotion with which the old handicraft is lived. During our visits, it is not uncommon for us to stand at the grinding machine ourselves and work on new ideas together.

Here’s a video from Doghammer about their use of cork in shoe manufacturing:

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