Reebok releases new Colorways of plant-based Footwear
Launched in 2018, the NPC UK Cotton + Corn is made from “things that grow” – constructed from an upper made of 100% cotton and a biobased sole derived from corn. The vegan Cotton + Corn sneakers are the only footwear products on the market that have been certified as containing 75% USDA certified biobased content and are sold in 100% recycled packaging.
Having launched in a Chalk colorway, the sneaker is now available in Blue Slate, Lavender Luck and Industrial Green.
Bill McInnis, Head of Reebok Future, said, “We have been thrilled at the response to the Cotton + Corn line and are excited to release three new colorways to complement the existing Chalk silhouette. But this is still only the beginning, we are working diligently on the next iteration of the range on our journey to create a 100% biobased, fully compostable shoe.”
The NPC UK Cotton + Corn sneakers come in unisex sizing, retail for $90 and will be available for purchase from July 9, 2019 in limited quantities, exclusively on Reebok.com/us/CottonandCorn.
For the Cotton + Corn initiative, Reebok partnered with DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products, a leading manufacturer of high-performance biobased solutions. DuPont Tate & Lyle has developed Susterra® propanediol, a pure, petroleum-free, non-toxic product that contains 100% USDA certified biobased content, derived from field corn. Susterra® propanediol is used to create the sole of the NPC UK Cotton + Corn footwear.
The Reebok Future team is Reebok’s innovation department dedicated to creating new technologies, ideas, techniques and prototypes.
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