Peterson Stoop gives a second life to old abandoned sneakers

PETERSON STOOP – A SUSTAINABLE APPROACH TO SHOE PRODUCTION

Amsterdam based brand Peterson bends over pioneer of a sustainable approach shoe manufacturing and design. founded by jelske peterson and jarah stoop, and supported by a small team of interns and artisans, the brand gives a second life to discarded sneakers.

“Having acquired a solid knowledge of traditional techniques and sustainable materials while working in a shoe repair shop and leather tannery, we created Peterson Stoop”, reads their web page. “Through our experience in repairing shoes, we have found that sneakers are thrown away and replaced rather than repaired. in 2016, we developed our current concept; and devised a way to tackle the problem of waste in the footwear industry.

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BREAKING DOWN VINTAGE SNEAKERS AND REBUILDING THEM WITH NATURAL MATERIALS

focusing on each step of the shoe production process, pererson stoop deconstruct vintage sneakers and rebuild them with natural materials including cork and leather. by producing desirable and ethical footwear, they intend to steer the industry towards a more sustainable future.

to create the shoes, Peterson bends over has forged a partnership with a social enterprise based in France specializing in the collection, sorting and recycling of all kinds of textiles and shoes. in their largest sorting center, 50 tonnes of textiles and clothing are sorted daily, including 5 tonnes of shoes. the team drives and collects the shoes directly and transforms them into new ones.

Peterson Stoop gives a second life to old abandoned sneakers
asics vintage, new lining

their last project, which is currently in the pre-order phase, is the PS SYNERGY MULE, a shoe that combines the sole of a birkenstock sandal with NIKE AF1 and adidas stan smith tops. the pattern pieces are sewn together to create what they call a makeover. the resulting piece (shown in the middle image of this item) is a one-of-a-kind mule that showcases the premier maker’s hand in the un-picked points. the drop is limited to 100 pieces and all are numbered and delivered with a handwritten card and recycled packaging.

Peterson Stoop gives a second life to old abandoned sneakers
hand shaped cork into quarters

Peterson Stoop gives a second life to old abandoned sneakers
pairs of vintage NIKE blazers in different shades of blue

Peterson Stoop gives a second life to old abandoned sneakers
the new sewn skin

Peterson Stoop gives a second life to old abandoned sneakers
NIKE AF1 high with leather cup sole

Peterson Stoop gives a second life to old abandoned sneakers
shoes second life in progress

project information:

Name: Peterson bends over

type: give a second life to old shoes

juliana neira I design boom

02 Dec. 2021


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