Bulletin: A Vegan Sneaker by Sean Wotherspoon
Sean Wotherspoon is a Los Angeles-based designer, curator, collector and vintage aficionado with an eclectic taste and keen eye for cars, sportswear and sneakers. Known for his unique use of materials and colors, Wotherspoon is a passionate vegan who strives for the betterment of the human race through both local and global actions. Teaming up with adidas Originals, Wotherspoon has put his progressive and beautiful stamp on the Superstar. Entirely reimagining the construction of the classic sneaker to fulfil the requirements of ‘renewable materials’ and ‘vegan friendly’, adidas have employed new techniques and a lot of research to make sure this Superstar is sustainable and long lasting.
The Superstar sneaker’s upper and lining are crafted from 100% recycled polyester. The sockliner is made from leftover Ortholite material, with a cover made from cork, one of the most highly renewable and eco-friendly resources on the planet. The outsole is predominantly comprised of natural rubber from trees, with 10% waste rubber content and 90% sustainably sourced natural rubber. This makes this sneaker one in a handful of vegan made adidas Originals.
For Wotherspoon, sustainability and veganism are at the crux of all his creative work. “People know that I’m vegan, and it’s a foundation of who I am. It’s a cornerstone of all my projects, and part of sustainable living. adidas loved it and we started to look at all the ways we can bring vegan materials to the Superstar.”
Our raffle for the SW SUPEREARTH Superstar is now open! To enter, please visit our special releases page for all the info. Releasing the 29th of August.