The Strato Wool sneaker with pineapple husk leather is built for support, durability and breathability. Soft and light on the foot, these athletic sneakers with 90s nostalgia are made from ethically sourced merino wool and sustainable pineapple husk leather.
Why super fine merino wool? YY Nation wool is so fine it molds to your foot while maintaining great strength using patented spinning technology. The pineapple leather provides superior support on the foot, waste into wonder! These unique materials keep your foot temperature regulated, while eliminating odor. The Strato is designed for durability—all day, any day.
The durable, stable sole is crafted using ingredients of Algae or Sugarcane. Rubber inserts increase grip allowing you to get around with ease. The Strato is super lightweight—both on your foot and on the planet, with low carbon emissions (average 7.59kg CO2e per pair!) that really ups their feel-good factor.
The Strato Wool sneaker with Algae sole uses 7.45kg CO2e. The Strato Wool sneaker with Sugarcane sole uses 7.72kg 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 super fine merino wool is ethically grown, certified, and traceable from New Zealand growers. The merino sheep live in the high country of New Zealand’s South Island on a free range farm and come down for a haircut once a year.
- 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 Learn more about our materials here