Putting fungi on your feet sounds like a terrible idea but these unique sustainable sneakers from Nat-2 will make you forget about those annoying TV ads.
Environmentalists are won’t to say “Just Don’t Do It” when it comes to shoes made from leather, plastics and difficult-to-recycle rubber. While it would be cool to return to pre-industrial times when footwear employed natural, biodegradable materials, such shoes can’t meet the demands of our modern, urban, sports-obsessed society… or can they?
One good thing about living in the present is that there’s something for everyone – market niches, and micro-niches within those niches – are being filled every day and in every way. Take these unusual and unlikely sneakers whose major components are crafted from a particular type of fungus called ‘Tinder Sponge’.