Following on from the success of their first collaboration in 2017, Finisterre have partnered again with Vans, the original action sports footwear and apparel brand, to launch Vans’ most sustainable shoe collection ever.
The Vans + Finisterre collaboration originated from a shared culture; a deep appreciation for the sea, and the adventurous pursuit of undiscovered waves. Where Vans offers timeless designs and unparalleled experience in the footwear market, Finisterre shares its long-standing eco credentials and commitment to protecting the sea. Launching the 19th September 2019, the resultant collection is Vans’ most environmentally conscious range of products to date.
Finisterre Founder Tom Kay said, “I founded Finisterre on innovation, sustainability and a need for better product back in 2003. Sixteen years later, it’s great to be working with such an iconic brand as VANS and pushing this agenda to produce a limited range of rugged footwear – their most sustainable to date.” The footwear collaboration sees three popular Vans silhouettes transformed with functional durability, and weatherproofing for any coastal adventure. Honouring their B Corp certification, Finisterre placed sustainability high on the agenda for design, and together with Vans sourced and delivered new materials for the future of footwear.
Commenting on the collaboration, Finisterre’s lead menswear designer Todd said: “Our second collaboration with Vans was the ultimate meeting of minds with their amazing footwear know-how and history coming face-to-face with Finisterre’s desire to create change with minimal environmental impact – this collection is built for adventure whilst reducing waste and causing no harm to animals.”
Eco components such as organic cotton, fully recycled backings, and PU coated vegan leathers can be found across each of the three styles: The ULTRA, the DESTRUCT and the SLIP-ER. Where possible, the refined details such as the laces, webbing, and signature tabs have been updated with materials from recycled plastic bottles.