Hi-Tec launches 'sustainable' golf shoe
UK-based shoe manufacturer Hi-Tec has revealed a shoe that, it claims, is made from 99 per cent environmentally sustainable materials.
The Enviro golf shoe includes outsoles made of rice husks and latex rubber and a sockliner made from 100 per cent recycled materials, while the outer shoe is made of organic vegetable-tanned leather.
In its publicity for the new product, the company has claimed that the outer shoe eliminates the traditional use of chrome to tan the leather, and the environmental impact this has been alleged to have.
Commenting on the new shoe, the firm's global golf director, Fredrik Sundstrom, told Gizmag: "Society wants to be more environmentally conscious and it is our responsibility to provide products that fit this demand.
"The world is definitely changing and we want to push our golf division to be more responsible for the earth."
Last month, Hi-Tec's rival Nike unveiled its latest effort to increase its sustainability, the Trash Talk shoe, which is made from manufacturing waste.
Article Date: 05 March 2008
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