CLAE just dropped their first-ever shoes in collaboration with KX Lab— the CLAE Louie, which was designed and produced in Los Angeles. The sneaker is built for comfort and sustainability and features a breathable mesh knit upper, making it lightweight and comfortable. The polyester yarns provide a secure fit and durable wear, with a minimalist profile and an off-white colorway featuring olive details. The letter ‘C’ is printed on the tongue and CLAE is imprinted on the heel tabs. The shoe also boasts the new Desert Track (DT) sole and a 100% recycled PU foam insole for durability and support. KX LAB in Los Angeles focuses on knit footwear and apparel. The company ensures its manufacturing processes meet ecological and social commitments to minimize its environmental footprint.
What’s more, like CLAE, KX LAB produces vegan alternatives as a sustainable option to traditional leather. CLAE has produced handcrafted and refined classic silhouettes since 2001. The company says they owe a lot to a community that shares an ecological and social conscience. The company continues to ensure that new designs align with these commitments by using reclaimed, recycled, and innovatively reworked materials that boast low environmental impact, such as cacti. Like its other designs, CLAE Louie shoes share a handcrafted and refined classic silhouette with meticulous attention to design, comfort, materials, and production practices.
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