A worlds first ~ a shoe that does not leave a trace as it is designed (in NZ) to biodegrade.
The Orba sneaker is a worlds first shoe that is totally natural. All components and materials are designed and crafted so the shoes can biodegrade and meet the relevant ISO standards for casual footwear including abrasion and slip resistance, flexibility and tear strength.
They are also tested for pollutants so that the shoes meet the level required for certification. This assures Orba that the shoes are as safe as possible.
Each material, starting at the natural plant-based rubber sole to the embroidered cotton eyelets, has been carefully chosen for its unique properties and environmental impact.
Why an Orba Sneaker?
- Designed in New Zealand
- A worlds First biodegradable shoe (as with all things, biodegradation occurs only in a suitable micro-organism rich environment)
- Made from Nature
- A shoe that keeps you and the planet looking good
- Doesn't harm the planet
- Stylish Street Sneakers
- Made in Indonesia
Sizes: European size 36 - 45
If they get dirty, spot clean them with a soft bristle brush and cold soapy water. Remove the laces and soak them in the soapy water.
The shoe upper is coated with an eco + non-toxic footwear protector that may require refreshing with heavy wear. This is safe to hand wash.
What are the shoes made of?
A world-first compound, over 93% plant-based, also with around 4% beeswax and a less than 2% trace of other natural compounds and minerals for durability, comfort, performance and appearance.
Sole Material: Smoked Natural Rubber, Rice Husk Ash and Coconut Oil
Three of the most highly renewable plant materials in the world combine into a unique natural upper that offers performance, comfort and durability equivalent to or better than all alternatives.
Upper Material: Flax Canvas, Kenaf (Hemp) and Ramie (Nettle)
Shaped and compacted into three layers, each designed to provide the ergonomic support appropriate for each part of the foot.
Footbed Material: Cork, Coconut Husk, Latex and Agave Sisal
Laces, Labels and Stitching: Certified Organic Cotton
Packaging: Recycled Cardboard with Natural Ink