a high-quality sneaker made of apples
KOMRADS was founded in 2013 and has one sole purpose: creating a sustainable cult brand rooted in current culture, embracing the now but with huge respect to the heritage of our product and the planet we live on. Appealing to a community of dreamers, creators, musicians and believers. We produce with respect for people and nature!
KOMRADS is a celebration of an era where comradery still mattered, and people valued friendships.
Komrads is ready to proudly salute a future in which their role will undoubtedly be as ubiquitous as it once was, in the heydays of true street culture. Keeping true to their values and European heritage, Komrads started their invasion with a first wave of sheer nonchalance and audacity. Komrads: Never naked.
About 2 years ago Mark & Greet, the founders of Komrads, had a dream: A dream to make a sneaker with the lowest possible impact on the planet we live on, a sneaker where no natural commodities had to be harvested. A sneaker where no animals had to be killed or harmed, where no rain forests had to be burned down and replaced by huge rubber plantations! A sneaker that is a genuine solution to the problem!
It took KOMRADS more than a year of thinking out of the box, as well as trial and error. Now, they are proud to present our newest collection: Komrads APL:
The upper is made of Apple Eco Leather. The production of apple products is faced every year with a significant amount of waste. This waste, mostly Apple peel and core, is developed into a new raw material. The result is a durable high-quality alternative to leather with at least 50% of recycled apple fiber.- 100% vegan. The sole is made of 100% recycled rubber from car tires, colored with ecological paint
The laces are made of recycled plastic bottles. The inner sole is ergonomic, breathable and made out of recycled materials. To control our ecological footprint, producing in Europe, so limiting the international transport to an absolute minimum! No social unacceptable working conditions.