The Alto Bamboo hi-top sneaker is a super light, cool, and breathable made from OEKE-TEK ® certified bamboo (a.k.a. the good stuff), with accents of pineapple husk leather. Why Bamboo? Bamboo is the fastest growing plant on earth producing 30% more oxygen than the same amount of trees. YY Nation’s research and development has created a unique soft but super strong material, with the added natural benefits of being antibacterial and resistant to moisture to keep your feet cool and dry. The lining is made from super soft merino wool that you can wear with or without socks. The Alto can be dressed up or dressed down making it a super versatile style.
The durable, stable sole is crafted using YY ingredients of Algae or Sugarcane. Rubber inserts increase grip allowing you to get around with ease. The Alto Bamboo is super lightweight—both on your foot and on the planet, with low carbon emissions (average 6.51KgCO2e per pair!) that really ups their feel-good factor.
The Alto Bamboo sneaker with Algae sole uses 6.51kg CO2e compared to an industry average of 14kg CO2e per pair of sneakers. YY Nation carbon results were independently analyzed and certificated using ISO 14067 standards by thinkstep™ and Ekos (™).
- YY Nation Bamboo is certified by OEKO - TEK ® using sustainable and ethical growers
- YY soles are made from nature using natural bio-based materials like Algae or Sugarcane that don't emit harmful oil based chemicals into the environment like most other shoes.
- Using pineapple husk waste as leather accents reduces harmful CO2 emission caused from burning off this waste material, turning waste into wonder
- There’s less need for transportation as many of the raw materials are made into YY Nation’s unique shoe components within 65 miles (100km) of our manufacturing home base.
- Small carbon footprint: the YY Nation supply chain has been designed and developed to minimize the YY Nation carbon footprint. YY Nation CO2e emissions are 42% to 61% lower than conventional sneaker emissions.
- It gets better. YY Nation sneakers are Zero Carbon certified. Whatever YY Nation removes from the environment, we put it back in by planting indigenous forests to restore the natural wonder for future generations and animals to enjoy. It's the YY Nation way.
- All Packaging is made from FSC certified, environmentally friendly cardboard -Laces are made from recycled post-consumer plastic