Louis Vuitton is the latest luxury fashion brand to debut its vegan sneaker line.
The ‘Charlie’ sneaker is the brand’s first sustainable footwear launch made from a corn-based leather alternative.
The unisex sneakers will be available in both low and high-top styles.
Moreover, the vegan sneakers feature the iconic ‘LV’ monogram and are made from a mix of recycled and bio-based materials.
Louis Vuitton vegan sneakers
Louis Vuitton’s first ‘eco-designed shoes’ are made with 90% sustainable materials.
They feature a smooth white upper made from recycled polyester and a corn-based plastic, Biopolio.
Additionally, the soles of the trainers are made from 94% recycled rubber.
The tongue features patches made from renewable nylon material, Econyl, which has been championed by Burberry and Prada.
Furthermore, the Charlie sneakers even come in a box made from 100% recycled cardboard that becomes a bag with handles.
In a statement to WWD, Louis Vuitton Global Head of Sustainability, Christelle Capdupuy, said: “This allowed us to identify the levers to reduce the environmental impact of our shoes.
“The Charlie is the result of all this scientific, technical work that has been done.”