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Actor Jason Momoa has launched two limited-edition vegan sneakers which are made from algae.

The Aquaman star created the shoes with the brand So iLL as part of the On The Roam collection.

Vegan sneakers

Momoa’s sneakers are made from materials including organic cotton and cork. Additionally, the Unity Purple and Yaya Lavender Roamers are made with biodegradable outsoles and insoles made from algae.

The outsoles are better for the environment because they help reduce decomposition time when they react with microbes in landfills, according to So iLL.

Both shoes feature designs linked to Momoa’s triangular patterned tattoos.

Announcing the environmentally-friendly materials on his Instagram, Momoa said: “We’re all in this together.”

Momoa released two pairs, The Unity Puple and Yay Lavender Roamers as part of the So iLL x On The Roam Collection

Plastic

In addition to his vegan sneakers, Momoa launched his own line of canned water, Mananalu. 

The brand was created to reduce the amount of single-use plastics thrown in the ocean. Moreover, the cans are made from recycled aluminum.

PETA controversy

Momoa isn’t vegan himself, but has spoken about animal rights in the past.

However, vegan charity PETA blasted Jason Momoa in 2019 after a video surfaced showing a captive brown bear.

At the time, PETA said: “Momoa knows how convincing and lifelike computer-generated imagery, animatronics, and other cutting-edge technologies are.

“But, subjecting a bear to the bright lights and bustle of a production set is stressful and totally outdated, so we hope he’ll refuse to participate in stunts involving wild animals in the future.”

You can order the shoes online here.

Emily is a News and Features Writer for Plant Based News. She has previously worked as a journalist in Devon, UK, reporting on local issues from politics to the environment.