Since day one we have made responsible product development a central pillar of Shadow’s design ethos. We select premium components that integrate seamlessly and enhance our designs
GOLD STANDARD LEATHERS
We select only the highest quality full grain leathers chosen for their texture, colour and durability. We work with tanneries that are audited and certified by The Leather Working Group. They assess the compliance and environmental performance of tanneries globally rewarding good environmental practice based upon the highest industry standards.
Our main tanneries are rated “Gold” the highest score achievable and all our leathers meet the REACH standard for chemical compliance.
PREMIUM RECYCLED OUTSOLES
Our custom-designed outsoles are produced using up to 25% recycled rubber and have been designed to give maximum comfort and durability.
The process of recycling rubber is time-consuming as each colour has to be individually hand-sorted, mixed and re-blended to produce outsoles that look good and last long.
PREMIUM RECYCLED FOOTBEDS
Our moulded leather lined padded footbeds are manufactured using 100% recycled high density polyurethane foam designed for superior comfort and breathability and have an active carbon coating to enhance odour resistance.
PREMIUM RECYCLED INSOLE BOARDS
Our flexible insole boards are specially developed using 100% recycled cellulose fibres that have no added dyes and effectively wick perspiration away from the foot.