Introducing Fleeters, a French brand of barefoot sneakers that combines style, well-being, and sustainability. They design their sneakers with four essential principles in mind:
- Flexibility: Allowing the foot’s 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments, 19 muscles, and 3 arches to function optimally.
- Width: Providing a wide toe box for natural foot splay, promoting relaxation, improved blood circulation, and breathability.
- Thin soles: Enhancing sensory feedback with only 5mm separating feet from the ground, enabling muscles and nerves to work effectively.
- Flat design: Ensuring better posture and balance by distributing weight evenly between the rear and forefoot.
Fleeters emphasizes eco-sourcing and utilizes top-quality, bio-based, and recycled materials. Their outsoles are made of 70% recycled rubber, the laces from organic cotton, and the uppers are a combination of corn leather, recycled corduroy, and recycled suedes.
The sneakers are handcrafted in Portugal by skilled shoemakers, ensuring both know-how and social responsibility. All workers involved are protected under EU laws and regulations.
Lastly, Fleeters is committed to environmental protection by supporting the 1% for the Planet initiative, where they donate 1% of their revenue to global environmental projects.