by Stephen Garner

Pangaia has introduced a zero-waste sneaker made from grape leather repurposed from the Italian wine industry’s waste.

Each year, the global wine industry produces 26 billion liters of wine, which generates 6.5 billion liters of waste. This waste (grape stalks, skins, and seeds) can be turned into an environmentally friendly leather alternative.

The Pangaia sneaker also features a 100 percent recycled rubber sole created from industrial waste (samples, prototypes, and rejected products), avoiding virgin resources and making it circular in production and design. It is ultra-comfortable, lightweight, breathable, highly ecological, and responsibly produced in Italy.

Available for $245, the new Pangaia sneaker will launch on September 15th.