‘Bro, have seen my new calf leather boots?’ ‘Bro, that’s old… mine are made from Pineapple leather.’ Yes, you read it right, Amsterdam based sneaker brand Mercer brings you Pineapple leather sneakers.
Introducing their first ever vegan sneaker: “The W3RD Vegan Pineapple”. Made in collaboration with Piñatex, a leather alternative made from the leaves of the pineapple plant, making it a fully animal-free environmental friendly leather alternative.
Piñatex is made from the ﬁbre from the leaves of the pineapple plant. These leaves are discarded from the pineapple harvest, so the raw material requires no additional environmental resources to produce. The leaves are bought from farmers in the Philippines, supporting local economies and strengthening their exports. Additionally, the tanning of Piñatex consumes low water use and low production waste, containing no harmful chemicals or animal products.
The lining used for “The W3RD Vegan Pineapple” is made with OnSteam textile, a microfiber textile which gives the sensation of real leather but is, in fact, a microfiber that is 100% breathable, giving total dryness with thermal control for optimal comfort. OnSteam® is made from a fully durable and environmental point of view using no real leather and/or damaging chemicals in the process.
The sneakers are up for pre-order up until March 31st here.