Model: Vegan Tabi Sneaker
Key Features: The sneaker’s upper is rendered in one piece of 3D-knitted recycled polyester yarn made from upcycled PET bottle waste. For its first vegan offering, ILYSM delivers a removable sockliner footbed made of natural cork and two layers of recycled foam for support and cushioning. This all sits atop a split-toe Tabi outsole. The sneaker is also machine washable.
Release Date: Available now
Buy: ILYSM’s website
Editor’s Notes: This is the latest rendition to the brand’s very first Tabi Sneaker that launched last year. This time the signature silhouette gets updated in six new refreshing color-ways, namely lime, orange, lilac, camel, white and black.
ILYSM’s mission has always been sustainability and reducing waste. Now as the brand continues to evolve, the latest offering is entirely vegan, just in time for Earth Month. This updated design eliminates 30% waste compared to traditional footwear construction methods.
The sneaker is now available to order via ILYSM’s website for an affordable $99. You can revisit our interview with ILYSM founders and designers, Alice Wang and Sara Jaramillo, here.
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