Due to their structure, tires take thousands of years to decompose. So technically the first tire ever made is still out there somewhere.
In third world countries tires are used as a cheap alternative for fuel. This, along with tires that catch fire due to lightning storms, result in toxic oils and fumes that are harmful for human health. We need to act fast.
JOB : Founder & President
INDOS OF CHOICE : Grass Mat sandal
FAVE PASTIME : Skateboarding in SF
SAY HELLO : firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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, which is to business what Fair Trade certification is to coffee or USDA Organic certification is to milk.
Staffed by professional adult artisans
Sanitary, safe, and abundant with natural light
A positive environment with music and laughter
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 tire sole footwear on a larger scale, to make it more acceptable to the masses and eventually more preferable. We have continually developed our tire 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.
Indosole represents a lifestyle of resourceful creation.
Our footwear is crafted by artisans in Indonesia featuring
repurposed and natural materials