THE PROBLEM

THERE IS A MASSIVE AMOUNT OF TIRE WASTE IN THE WORLD

Waste tire sit in stockyards, illegal dumping sites, and even rivers. In tropical countries tires can become breeding grounds for mosquitoes, which lead to nasty diseases like malaria and dengue fever.

IT IS NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE FOR TIRES TO DECOMPOSE

Due to their structure, tires take thousands of years to decompose. So technically the first tyre ever made is still out there somewhere.

TIRES ARE BEING BURNED, LEADING TO TOXIC OILS AND FUMES

In developing countries tires are used as a cheap alternative for fuel. This along with tires that catch fire due to lighting storms, result in toxic oils and fumes that are harmful for human health. We need to act fast.

ENVIRONMENTAL INNOVATORS

We dedicated the last 10 years to being the environmental keepers of the future. We merged artisan skill with corrective impact, developing a laborious shoemaking process that transforms tires to soles by hand. Through this analog technology and circular thinking we were able to save over 80K+ tires from landfills but looking at the exponential rate of industrial world waste, we realized we had to up our game. We set out to prevent the environmental hiccup of the future. A breakthrough technology was needed that could address mass scale. Indosole aspired to double growth while significantly reducing global negative impact.

OUR SOLUTION

We recycle these indestructible tires into the soles of some of the most durable footwear around.

TIRE TECHNOLOGY

1.5 billion tires are discarded every year.

As they're almost impossible to decompose, they're being burned as a cheap alternative to fuel.

SNEAKER TECHNOLOGY

8 Reasons Why Indosole's Are Good For Your Feet and the Earth

Redesigning our consumer habits | Kyle Parsons | TEDxUbud

What if Waste = $ | Kai Paul | TEDxJIS

Thanks For Your Support!

- Indosole Team

Where it all started

2004 The Roots

Kyle Parsons was walking in Seminyak, when his sandals broke. Left
barefoot on the sidewalk, he needed a solution. Inspired by a rustic
pair of tire sole sandals found in a boutique, the concept for Indosole
was born. The idea was to combine the natural and artistic elements
of Bali with a comfortable product, addressing a worldwide pollution
problem.

Each year billions of tires are thrown into landfills or are polluting
our lands, and they do not decompose. These tires are breeding
grounds for mosquitos which spread nasty diseases like: Malaria,
Dengue, Zika and more. The waste tires are also being burned for
cheap fuel which is very toxic for the earth and our health.

Since day 1, the Indosole mission has been to save waste tires and
other materials and give them new life as soles for our footwear.

Where it all started

2004 The Roots

Kyle Parsons was walking in Seminyak, when his sandals broke. Left
barefoot on the sidewalk, he needed a solution. Inspired by a rustic
pair of tire sole sandals found in a boutique, the concept for Indosole
was born. The idea was to combine the natural and artistic elements
of Bali with a comfortable product, addressing a worldwide pollution
problem.

Each year billions of tires are thrown into landfills or are polluting
our lands, and they do not decompose. These tires are breeding
grounds for mosquitos which spread nasty diseases like: Malaria,
Dengue, Zika and more. The waste tires are also being burned for
cheap fuel which is very toxic for the earth and our health.

Since day 1, the Indosole mission has been to save waste tires and
other materials and give them new life as soles for our footwear.

Subheading

2006-2016 Soles with Soul

With an official launch in 2009, Indosole sandals were handcrafted with love using an organic process with motorbike tires as soles right here in Bali. The supply chain was wholly local and with the lowest carbon footprint.


Deus Ex Machina became was our first local retail partner in 2010.
For years, we handmade 10,000-15,000 pair per year and delivered
small batch - imperfect sandals to various areas of the world and
registered as a B Corp in 2014.
A partnership with Indonesia's talented artisans allowed us to improve our product step by step and learn how to work with tires. The learning curve was steep, with many failures as well as successes.