Launched in 2018, the NPC UK Cotton + Corn is made from “things that grow” – constructed from an upper made of 100% cotton and a biobased sole derived from corn. The vegan Cotton + Corn sneakers are the only footwear products on the market that have been certified as containing 75% USDA certified biobased content and are sold in 100% recycled packaging.
Having launched in a Chalk colorway, the sneaker is now available in Blue Slate, Lavender Luck and Industrial Green. The NPC UK Cotton + Corn sneakers come in unisex sizing, retail for $90 and will be available for purchase from July 9, 2019 in limited quantities, exclusively on Reebok’s website.
For the Cotton + Corn initiative, Reebok partnered with DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products, a leading manufacturer of high-performance biobased solutions. DuPont Tate & Lyle has developed Susterra propanediol, a pure, petroleum-free, non-toxic product that contains 100% USDA certified biobased content, derived from field corn. Susterra propanediol is used to create the sole of the NPC UK Cotton + Corn footwear.
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