Rackle Shoes

Reduce Your Footprint

Who They Are

When you purchase a pair of shoes, you might think about how long they’ll last YOU, but what about how long they’ll last on the planet? Americans toss an average of 300 million pairs of shoes away each year (!) and the majority of these end up in landfills where they take 30 to 40 years to breakdown. Yikes! This alarming end of life prompted a group of experts with decades of experience in the footwear industry to create Rackle Shoes: footwear specifically designed to combat the shoe/landfill issue. The quest: build the most planet-friendly shoe possible. This meant sourcing a truly earth-loving upper material (hemp), conceptualizing a sole that employed minimal adhesives, enhanced foot-health, and was composed of an eco-foam that would more readily breakdown than traditional soles. What came forth was a classic silhouette and an incredibly light-weight and comfortable shoe. Rackle Shoes will float you from street to office to nature walk, all with a lighter footprint on our planet!


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Why We Like Them

Immense thought went into the design behind Rackle Shoes. From the materials, to the fit and feel, to the box the shoes ship in, the planet was placed at the forefront! The sustainable hemp upper provides the perfect amount of structure and breathability, while the eco-foam bottoms make each step light and bouncy. Even the shoelaces boast a blend of hemp and recycled polyester! Plus, there’s no superfluous packaging for Rackle products – shoes ship in a recycled/recyclable mailer that is a shoebox all in one. Never a box within a box!

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    Hemp

This high-yield crop grows quickly and usually doesn’t rely on harsh pesticides and fertilizers, making it a dependable renewable resource. The cannabis plant produces more fiber per acre than common textile crops like cotton and flax, and actually adds nutrients to the soil instead of depleting them! Hemp is strong, breathable, and moisture wicking, and it requires minimal dye during fabric production due to its high absorbency qualities.

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