Our Story Page Recreation– INDOSOLE EUROPE

The Problem   8 Reasons   Our Process   Meet The Team   BCorp


The Problem



Problem 01
There is a massive amount of tire waste in the world

Waste tires sit in stockyards,illegal dumping sites, and even rivers. In tropical countries tires can become breeding groundsformosquitoes,which lead to nasty diseases like malaria and dengue fever.
Problem 02
It is nearly impossible for tires to decompose

Due to their structure, tires take thousands of years to decompose. So technically the firsttyreever madeis stillout there somewhere.
Problem 03
Tires are being burned, leading to toxicoils and fumes

In developing countries tires are used as a cheap alternative for fuel. This, along with tiresthatcatchfire due tolightning storms, result in toxic oils and fumes that are harmful for human health. We need toactfast.
8 Reasons Why Indosole's Are
Good for Your Feet and the Earth


waterproof
For everyday travels and adventures. Whether you get caught in the rain, are ambling around the pool, or heading to the beach, your Indosole's will get you there even if they're wet. And they can be cleaned and dried, making them anti-bacterial.
natural rubber
When you put on a pair of Indosole's there's an immediate reaction to the comfort. That is the layer of natural rubber. Our rubber is ethically sourced in Indonesia, and is dyed with natural dyes with no chemical and toxic run-off into our environment.
cruelty free
Cruelty-free footwear do not harm or kill animals anywhere in the world. Leading us towards a greener future, Indosoles are designed and created in a way that makes them responsibly-made and overall more sustainable!
arch support
The ultimate game-changer - sandals with ergonomic support. With contoured footbeds, our Indosole range provides ultimate comfort with its superior cushioning while still being stylish enough to wear every day. It hugs the foot in all the right places, thus creating better stability.
envro fibre
In order to make a supple strap, that doesn't rub and can withstand all conditions, we invented ENVRO Fiber through deep R&D. A custom made fiber, it uses little water and all-natural dyes, ticking all the right boxes for our shoes.
all terrain
The very thing that makes Indosole so unique is the recycled tire sole that connects your shoe to the ground you walk on. And like tires, the two redeeming features are grip and durability. Our tread is designed to provide even more traction to prevent you from slipping as you walk.
recycled tire soles
What makes Indosole's so great for the environment is the fact that we’ve taken waste tires that will not decompose and instead of allowing them to sit in landfills, we've been recycled tires into soles.
made responsibly
Indosole is a certified B corporation and it's proof that we meet the rigorous standards required. We are proud to be making footwear in a socially and environmentally responsible way.

Our Solution


We recycle these indestructibletires into the soles of some of the most durable footwear around.

Our Process

MEET THE TEAM

In 2004, Kyle Parsons went to Bali for the first time.

During his trip he purchased a pair of sandals with soles made from motorbike tires. The unique sandals prompted Kyle to learn more about the worldwide tire problem, and he found that over one billion waste tires end up in landfills every year. This made him even more appreciative of the resourcefulness that lead to the creation of his sandals.

Kyle became determined to get back to Bali to pursue his new passion for repurposed tire sole footwear. The landscape and people of Indonesia had captivated him and he hoped that by transforming discarded tires into soles, he could do his part to help alleviate Indonesia’s pollution problem.

In 2009 Indosole was launched. Today Kyle is Indosole’s CEO and handles sales worldwide. You can find him at the Church of Surf, our San Francisco headquarters in the heart of Ocean Beach, California.

Indosole spreads the good word about Conscious Consumerism and Modern Day Mining on the world wide web via


Redesigning our consumer habits
Kyle Parsons @ TEDxUbud

What if Waste = $
Kai Paul @ TEDxJIS

The Indo Crew

Indosole Team at Indosole in Bali Indonesia, 2019

Indosole is a certified B Corporation — one of over 2,500 companies using business as a force for good.

Our certification in 2014 is proof that we meet the rigorous standards of social and environmental performance required by the nonprofit B Lab. We are transparent with our operations, routinely providing glimpses of our production process on our social media platforms. We are proud to be a B Corp. Indosole’s B-Corp certification means they put Purpose, People and Planet at the forefront of everything we do.

OUR INDO WORKSHOP IS:

Professional

Staffed by professional adult artisans

Safe

Sanitary, safe, and abundant with natural light

Healthy

A positive environment with music and laughter

THE IDEA OF TURNING TIRES INTOSOLES CAME FROM THE INDONESIANPEOPLE.

Through ingenuity they, like many cultures around the world, managed to turn trash into something functional and new. We are on a quest to magnify this concept, to produce tyre sole footwear on a larger scale, to make it more acceptable to the masses and eventually more preferable. We have continually developed our tyre sole footwear to ensure that it is fashionable and super comfortable. We hope you will join us on our quest to save 1 million tires from negatively impacting our environment. Come along on our journey by following us on social media and helping us spread the word.


Thanks,
Indosole