Why We Love Indosole:
They put a dent in tire waste by repurposing indestructible tires into soles of some of the most durable footwear around. Thoughtfully made footwear for your everyday travel and adventure.
Conscious Minimalist: We love the back to basics approach of indosole from their beautiful earth tone basics to their vibrant pops of color that will give your sandals the personality to match its owner. We love that they are focusing on repurposing waste to help the environment.
On a trip in 2004 to Bali, founder Kyle Parsons saw how high the use and waste of motorcycle tires was disrupting the incredibly beautiful lands of Indonesia. He purchased a pair of sandals that had be repurposed from old tires and over the next 5 years he developed the concept and design.
In 2009 Indo sole officially launched with the purpose to create the most responsible footwear brand in the world by delivering high-quality enviro and low-impact footwear for travel, adventure, and everyday life.
Indo sole was created on the solution to 3 major problems:
Problem 1: There is a massive amount of tire waste in the world. 1.5 Billion tire waste
Waste tires sit in stockyards, illegal dumping sites, and even rivers. In tropical countries tires can become breeding grounds for mosquitoes, which lead to nasty diseases like malaria and dengue fever.
Problem 2: Its nearly impossible for tires to decompose
Due to their structure, tires take thousands of years to decompose. So technically the first tire ever made is still out there somewhere.
Problem 3: Tires are being burned, leading to toxic oils and fumes
In developing countries tires are used as a cheap alternative for fuel. This, along with tires that catch fire due to lightning storms, result in toxic oils and fumes that are harmful for human health. We need to act fast.
They re-purpose these indestructible tires into the soles of some of the most durable footwear around.