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Allbirds & Jeff Staple turn a sneaker inside out for a special reason

Jeff Staple and Allbirds are putting sustainability front and centre with their latest collaboration – Allbirds x Staple limited edition shoe, Tree Dasher.

The Allbirds carbon footprint label – which is usually placed under the insole – is displayed prominently on the upper and outer to highlight eco-friendly materials used, hoping to spark a conversation about the environmental impact of the things we wear and buy. 

The prominent carbon footprint label.

For their new collaboration, Jeff Staple re-worked Allbird’s Tree Dasher inside-out to see what exactly goes into making a performance shoe from nature. What he found was not just an intricately engineered mix of regenerative materials but also a distinctive, almost anatomical, design. These regenerative materials are made from high-performance yet low-impact materials such as merino wool, eucalyptus tree, fibre, sugar cane (replacing typical petroleum EVA) and recycled plastic. 

“By looking at things from a new perspective, this partnership shines a light on our regenerative materials, deep R&D, and an unrelenting commitment to carbon accountability, all while celebrating the unique design language that is distinctively Staple and Reed Art Department,” said Tim Brown, co-founder and CEO of Allbirds. “We were honoured to work with such a creative legend, and hope this collab sparks a conversation about the true impact of the things we wear and buy.”

The Staple X Allbirds launch will also include the Staple Sock – Jeff Staple’s take on Allbirds’s classic Trino Tuber socks, featuring the iconic Staple Pigeon.

The Mainline Dasher will retail online for $265.

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