Effortless STYLE // Conscious MATERIALS
RENS IS A TRUE EVERYDAY SNEAKER.
An ultralight, sustainable sneaker with a feature-set to replace your whole shoe collection.
100% Waterproof Layer
Our AquaScreen Tech™ allows air to freely pass through without letting water in, keeps bacteria and odors out, and dries 200% quicker than traditional sneakers. Stop skipping puddles and start aiming for them.
Comfortable & Removable Insole
Keep your feet feeling fresh and comfortable, no matter where you take them.
Built with a feather-light, high-performance midsole that feels like you’re walking on clouds.
Long-lasting, maximum-traction outsoles so you can explore more, and worry less.
Sustainability is at the core of who we are at Rens Original. Our goal has always been to redefine what a sustainable shoe can be and prove that eco-friendly doesn’t have to be boring. We transform post-industrial plastic and used coffee grounds into feature-rich products that are made to go the distance. From materials to methods, we will never stop seeking new ways to minimize your footprint and maximize your movement.
Fashion is the second-most polluting industry in the world. Until the day that we can break the laws of physics and make something from nothing, we must choose progress.
Rens is committed to this journey.
Read on to see how.
WHAT MAKES A COFFEE SNEAKER?
• 100% recycled upper made from coffee & recycled plastic
• Completely recycled waterproof membrane
• Fully recycled polyester sock liner on removable insole
• BPA-free high-performance midsole
• All-natural rubber outsole
COOL, BUT WHY?
Using recycled materials makes better shoes. Period.
That being said, plastic pollution and food waste present real problems that we can help combat.
• 1,000,000 plastic bottles are purchased every minute.
• 6,000,000 tons of coffee waste go into landfills every year.
• The methane emitted from coffee waste alone adds up to the equivalent emissions of 10 million cars.
We are committed to doing something about that.
Every pair of Rens is made from 6 recycled plastic bottles and 150 grams of coffee waste.
A MATERIAL DIFFERENCE
If food waste was a country, it would be the third-largest greenhouse gas emitter in the world.
Like all organic waste, when coffee is disposed of in landfills, it creates a perfect breeding ground for methane, a 28x more potent greenhouse gas than CO2.
For most coffee waste, the landfill is its only destination.
Every pair of Rens diverts 21 cups worth of coffee grounds from those landfills and uses them to make the best damn sneaker material on the planet.
Does utilizing coffee solve all of the problems associated with food waste?
Of course not, but by looking at the materials we use in a new way, we can not only reduce our impact but also unlock the full potential of these amazing materials beyond their initial purpose.
UPPER | LINING | SOCK LINER
Coffee is only part of the equation. The world is drowning in single-use plastic. Finding new ways to recycle it will be key to tackling the problem of plastic.
That’s why materials from over 6 recycled plastic bottles go into making every pair of Rens.
By using recycled plastic (rPET), we lower the CO2 emissions generated by our upper’s construction by 79% compared to virgin polymers used in most athletic footwear.
Derived from a milky sap-like material collected from the Hevea brasiliensis tree, this entirely natural product has a significantly lower impact on the environment compared to its synthetic, petrochemical counterpart.
Sustainable by nature, this sap is harvested without harming the tree itself. Additionally, natural rubber is only used on the toe, arch, and heel to maximize traction where you need it while minimizing materials where you don’t.
Sustainability isn’t just a feature, it makes the features
Utilizing recycled materials is more than just a selling point, it is the source of all of our features.
We are driven to create bold looks that aren’t just built for sustainability.
They are built by it.
USED COFFEE GROUNDS
FIGHTS ODOR | ANTIBACTERIAL | QUICK-DRY
This innovative fiber contains tiny micro-pockets that trap unpleasant odors.
Additionally, this material is naturally antibacterial, creating a hostile environment for the bacteria that creates the odors, to begin with.
On top of smelling fresh, our coffee yarn dries 200% faster than traditional athletic apparel, keeping your shoes dry inside and out.
Go ahead and jump in puddles. That’s what waterproof shoes are for, right?
DURABILITY | FLEX | PERFORMANCE
Coffee isn’t the only recycled material bringing real benefits to the party. Using recycled PET not only drastically extends the life cycle of this typically single use-material but really it just builds a better shoe.
This material is ultra-flexible and super durable to bring you all the benefits of a high-performance, street-ready textile with no virgin materials required.
THE PERFECT PAIR
These two materials combine to make all of the textiles in our upper.
Coffee brings the features. Recycled plastic brings the flex and durability.
Both create a sneaker built for your environment.
SLIMMER | SLEEKER | MORE EFFICIENT
Every order ships in a 100% recycled cardboard box that pulls double duty as both our shipping container and shoe box for all single orders.
By eliminating the bulky outer shipping container, we cut waste for you at home and lighten our footprint for more efficient shipping.
Who knew cardboard could be so exciting?
FROM A WAREHOUSE NEAR YOU
It’s not just the product, the process matters too.
With an ever-expanding network of warehouses in Europe, Asia, North America and beyond, we are shrinking our footprint by finding the most carbon-efficient ways to deliver your sneakers to you.
By utilizing warehouse hubs that are close to customers, we can ship slow and deliver fast. Better for the environment and a better customer experience for you, overall.
NO ONE LIKES TO COMPROMISE
AND WE DON’T EITHER.
You shouldn’t have to choose between style and the environment. You deserve sustainable shoes that you want to wear because they look great and feel great. That’s why Rens is committed to produce design-driven, feature-rich footwear that’s sustainable by default.