Sustainable Kicks that Kick Back
Who They Are
Every year, 25 billion pairs of shoes are manufactured–but almost none of them sustainably. SAOLA is on a mission to change that, making recycled and upcycled shoes that work in tune with nature–instead of against it.
Born out of one man’s passion for protecting our planet, SAOLA asks the question: “Why aren’t there cool sustainable shoes?” A lifelong nature lover, Guillaume (just call him Gee) couldn’t find any earth-friendly shoes to wear on his everyday adventures. With the deadly combination of inspiration and frustration fueling him, Gee quit his job and pulled together a small but mighty team of footwear and outdoor industry veterans. Together, they created SAOLA Shoes–a company that addresses the global need for cleaner manufacturing, and a cleaner planet.
As the saying goes, there is no planet B. That’s why SAOLA works to heal planet A–giving 3% of sales to different environmental conservation projects, working to protect our oceans, forests, and ecosystems! Plus, every pair of their sustainably made shoes contains between three and four recycled plastic bottles, keeping them from our landfills and waterways. From better materials, to better manufacturing, SAOLA has one clear goal: continually increase the quality of their shoes while decreasing the overall carbon footprint they make! Together, we can make an impact.