Introducing our first ever vegan sneaker: ""The W3RD Vegan Pineapple"". Made in collaboration with Piñatex®, a leather alternative made from the leaves of the pineapple plant, a natural and sustainably-sourced, cruelty free material. Mercer Amsterdam is the first brand in the luxury sneaker segment utilising this specific type of leather-alternative, looking to further expand its options in the future.
Piñatex® is made from the ﬁbre from the leaves of the pineapple plant. These leaves are discarded from the pineapple harvest, so the raw material requires no additional environmental resources to produce.The leaves are bought from farmers in the Philippines, supporting local economies and strengthening their exports. Additionally the tanning of Piñatex® consumes low water use and low production waste, containing no harmful chemicals or animal products.
The lining used for ""The W3RD Vegan Pineapple"" is made with OnSteam® textile, a microfiber textile which gives the sensation of real leather but is in fact a microfiber that is 100% breathable, giving total dryness with thermal control for optimal comfort. OnSteam® is made from a fully durable and environmental point of view using no real leather and/or damaging chemicals in the process.
- Comes in a Mercer Amsterdam branded box.
- Handmade in Europe