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PRODUCT STORY

Kyle says: 2 Pairs of Indo Sandles-Shoes saves 1 tire from a landfill.

Indosole is on a mission to salvage old motorbike tires and other trash from landfills in Indonesia and give them a new life. Indosole products are handmade by skilled Balinese artisans and the production process does not contain fuel powered machines, just strong hands and minds.

MATERIALS
banana leaf, tire tread
ARTIST / DESIGNER
Kyle Parsons
SUBMITTED BY
Upcycling Design Challenge
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Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

November 20, 2012 04:17:44 PM

Kyle Parsons' Banana Weave Sandals look comfortable and stylish. They also have a great story. They may not look reclaimed, but they're actually made of banana leaf and salvaged motorbike tires! Would you wear a pair?

Janis

November 21, 2012 05:16:30 PM

not for me

marie
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November 21, 2012 06:22:52 PM

I actually really like these! They look super comfortable, can wear with almost anything, and made of recycled products: AMAZING!

Susan
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November 21, 2012 08:02:48 PM

It brings a smile to my face when I see items like these sandals, made using tires, Also that they were made by not using fuel powdered machines.

Tina
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November 21, 2012 08:34:50 PM

I so want a pair. They are functional and appealing

Kim
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November 22, 2012 12:18:47 AM

hand made with strong hands!

Jim
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November 22, 2012 01:16:16 AM

Love it

Rachel

November 22, 2012 09:40:45 AM

nice

Mary
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November 22, 2012 02:46:31 PM

very cute

liz
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November 22, 2012 11:24:34 PM

look comfortable

amanda
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November 23, 2012 11:01:46 AM

Cute. I'd wear them for sure

Merry
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November 23, 2012 12:43:09 PM

too similar to too many others

Sarah
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November 23, 2012 05:30:39 PM

very cool; looks well made

Linda
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November 23, 2012 05:52:56 PM

Great idea!

Nancy
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November 23, 2012 06:53:51 PM

I love all sandles and these are gourgeous.

wendi
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November 24, 2012 12:51:59 AM

comfortable

Sarah
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November 24, 2012 08:50:22 PM

love everything about these!!!!

Ruth
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November 25, 2012 08:44:16 AM

GREAT!! I love these!

Kimberly
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November 25, 2012 06:34:45 PM

wow

Bianca
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November 25, 2012 07:10:05 PM

Very cool. I would wear a pair if they are comfortable

Vera
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November 26, 2012 02:52:18 AM

very cool!

Katie
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November 26, 2012 10:10:03 AM

These are not at all attractive.

Jasanna
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November 26, 2012 10:16:51 AM

Love the design!

Melanie
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November 26, 2012 03:41:27 PM

not for me

Teri
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November 26, 2012 06:45:08 PM

There stylish as well

Mar
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November 26, 2012 08:46:00 PM

Oopd

Christina
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November 27, 2012 05:02:50 AM

cute

Lauren
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November 27, 2012 05:13:18 AM

Not for me, great idea though.

peter
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November 27, 2012 01:33:05 PM

I own 2 pair and looking to buy more cant say enough good things about how these sandles feel on the way to a surf session. They make shoes now too!

Michelle
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November 27, 2012 02:56:30 PM

I think these are cute and look comfy.

Rhonda
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November 27, 2012 03:40:41 PM

Being from Florida, we wear flip flops almost year round. What a great idea, to save room in the landfills, keep the nasty junk from leaching into the earth from the old rubber products and also re-use banana leaves. Smart way to re-purpose and make a really cool item. I bet a lot of your beach going friends would love to own a pair of these shoes.

bill
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November 27, 2012 05:53:48 PM

These sandals rock! Lookin good, feelin good.

anna
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November 27, 2012 06:00:04 PM

not my style

Big D
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November 27, 2012 07:22:20 PM

Nice design and colors. Size 15 please?

Arelis
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November 27, 2012 10:03:05 PM

Two thumbs up

Emily
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November 28, 2012 09:15:21 AM

Very cool. Hope the Balinese artisans were fairly paid!

Cindy
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November 28, 2012 10:11:54 AM

More and more Americans are trying to buy things made in America in hopes to support our economy. The soles look like they would fall apart quickly. Does not look like anything I would spend on my hard earned money.

Betsey
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November 28, 2012 10:54:51 AM

What a great idea!!

Amanda
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November 28, 2012 12:04:52 PM

These seem comfortable

deborah
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November 28, 2012 01:18:47 PM

REALLY MICE

Daniel
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November 28, 2012 01:33:42 PM

Looks cool.

Kelly
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November 28, 2012 02:15:44 PM

I want some!!

kathy

November 28, 2012 02:55:38 PM

They are endurable

CeePee
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November 28, 2012 06:33:01 PM

prefer local products that save local tires from landfill and employ local people these could be made in a sweatshop for all we know

clara
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November 28, 2012 07:25:10 PM

Cute

annette
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November 28, 2012 09:08:49 PM

would purchase them!

mai
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November 28, 2012 09:55:26 PM

NICE

Juanita
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November 29, 2012 12:04:38 AM

Who would think of making sandles and shoes from tires, etc., Wonderful.

meili

November 29, 2012 01:28:51 AM

great

pallavi

November 29, 2012 09:05:45 AM

thumbs up

Dieter

November 30, 2012 01:48:01 AM

Old Motorbike Tires......cannot be comfortable......

Crystal

December 03, 2012 09:48:39 PM

I'd like to have these!

Patricia

December 06, 2012 03:06:31 PM

YES!!!

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