Shoes labeled Bio Plastic are made from partly renewable sources. The raw material is sugarcane that comes from certified plantations. Bio Plastic reduces our carbon dioxide emissions, compared to oil-based plastics.
The sugarcane comes from plantations in Brazil, grown far away from areas such as the Amazon and Pantanal. This is thanks to the Sugarcane Agroecological Zoning - a regulatory framework that helps preserve areas of high biodiversity.
Cross Country Micro
Cross Country Micro (XCM) is our vegan alternative to leather. It is a soft and lightweight option made of PU/polyester in Europe. The material has excellent breathability and is easy to clean.
Care: To clean shoes made in XCM, use a damp cloth and mild soap. There is no need to impregnate or grease the material if the surface is intact. XCM should, however, be impregnated if the material is scuffed or worn. Treat the section of the shoe with wear to keep the water-repellent properties and protect the shoe.
Our rubber boots are made of recyclable SEBS rubber, which is free of PVC (Polyvinylchloride), and Bisphenol-A. PVC is not good for the environment, it is carcinogenic and often contains banned phthalates (plasticizers). Bisphenol-A is a toxic and endocrine disruptive compound that is found in some plastics with the purpose to make them clear and durable. Therefore, the material we use gets a somewhat matte surface.
All other shoes are, of course, also PVC-free.
Shoes with the Washable logo can be washed in a washing machine at 30 degrees C. Remove any insoles and let dry at room temperature, preferably upside down.
Our Waterproof shoes are made of durable leather and recycled nylon. Between the upper, the lining and the sole there is a breathable waterproof membrane made of polyester. Our membrane is completely biodegradable and free from fluorocarbons.
Care: Waterproof shoes should be impregnated at regular intervals to protect the surface against dirt and preserve the water-repellent properties, preferably with a water-based spray that is more gentle on the environment