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Footwear brand Soludos, which has received approval from an array of celebs including Jennifer Aniston, Taylor Swift, and Hilary Duff, has launched a new range of vegan sneakers.

The Yebo sneakers are predominantly made from non-edible corn produced in Italy and feature an outsole comprised of recycled rubber and cork. The shoelaces are also made out of 100 percent biodegradable cotton

The shoes, which retail at $149, are available in four colors: white, navy, and white with maroon or pink details.

‘Plant-based leather is better’

On Instagram, the brand wrote: “Introducing yebo: shoes made with plants. Because plant-based leather is better.

“Yebo is an innovative, vegan sneaker made with plant-based leather. We (quite literally) searched all over the world for the highest quality ingredients and materials that were not only plant-based but also sustainable.

‘Sustainable kicks’

“Not so fun fact: did you know most vegan leather is actually made of PU (fossil fuel-based) and PVC (plastic-based) which are really harmful for the environment! 

“These sustainable kicks give you all the comfort and style you’d want in an every day sneaker, just better! for you and the planet.”

You can shop the collection here

Liam Gilliver

Liam is the Deputy Editor and Social Media Coordinator for Plant Based News. He has written for a number of top publications including Gay Times, Attitude Magazine, Oh Comely, and The Huffington Post - and is the author of 'We're Worried About Him'.