Mercer Launches Sneakers Using Same Vegan Suede As Porsche

Footwear Brand Launches Sneakers Using Same Vegan Suede As Lamborghini And Porsche

Mercer Amsterdam's latest collection features Alcantara - a suede-like material that is often used in the interior of high-end cars like Ferrari and Porsche


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Vegan sneakers from Mercer Amsterdam 'It is important for us to try and change the high-end sneaker industry' - Media Credit: Mercer Amsterdam
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Footwear brand Mercer Amsterdam has launched a new range of sneakers featuring vegan suede from Alcantara. 

The material is often used in the interior of high-end cars such as Ferrari, Porsche, and Lamborghini. 

Moreover, Alcantara describes itself as the ‘first completely sustainable Italian-made industrial product’ as it has been carbon-neutral since 2011.

Vegan sneakers

Mercer’s new sneakers are available in three colors: Midnight Black, Shadow Black, and Pearl Grey.

They all feature a Vibram rubber outsole ‘making sure for an extremely plush ride every step of the way’ and retail at €250 ($290).

 “I think Alcantara and Mercer go very well together because we both combine high-end design and sustainability,” Founder Pim Mercer told Plant Based News.

‘A game-changer’

Earlier this year, Mercer launched vegan leather sneakers made from Italian wine waste

The ‘W3rd Wine Pack’ also featured mesh made from recycled PET bottles and an algae-based EVA sole. 

In a statement sent to PBN Pim said: “It’s important for us to try and change the high-end sneaker industry. It doesn’t need to be all-leather all the time. 

“The best experience for me is when someone says ‘I love this sneaker’ without knowing the backstory. 

“This goes to show that sustainable, vegan, and plant-based footwear can be as nice and luxurious as real leather. And that is a game-changer in a mostly all-leather and plastic industry.”

You can shop Mercer’s latest vegan range here

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