Tyres to Trainers

image of trainers made from tyres
Oth Paris trainers claim "everlasting" tyre soles

Oth Paris has created a unisex trainer brand that uses recycled car tyres to make unique shoe soles, which they claim last forever.

The brand aims to be environmentally sustainable, so recycles non-biodegradable tyres to make its shoes.

Oth Paris said: “In Europe, more than six tyres are discarded each second. That is 200 million units per year. Although recycling is well advanced in Europe, many other countries don’t reach same level of expectation.

“At our level, we want to do something about it. Oth is the result of a two-year development to create an elegant and strong design that would be planet-friendly.

“Our everlasting soles are made from recycled tyres that have already been round the globe. One tyre will be recycled each time Oth produces three pairs of sneakers.”

The company has raised more than €15,000 (£13,500) so far, through Kickstarter, smashing its fundraising goal by over €5,000 (around £4,500).

Kickstarter backers will receive a pair of the shoes in return for a pledge of €99 (£87), which is less than the expected retail price. Delivery of the first supplies is due in September 2018.

About the author

Ewan has been editor of Retreading Business since 2006 and of Tyre & Rubber Recycling since the magazine was founded. During this period he has become an expert on the global tyre recycling sector. He has many years' experience as an automotive journalist including a period at Tyres & Accessories.

Email: ewan.scott@tyreandrubberrecycling.com


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