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Innovation & Features

Sustainable outdoor shoes

If you want to advance innovation and environmental protection, you have to leave the beaten track and tread new paths. Whether it’s sugar, corn starch, cooking oil or castor oil: the list of ingredients in the new VAUDE outdoor shoes reads almost like a cooking recipe. We have taken completely new approaches to shoe production and rely on bio-based raw materials as well as a lot of recycled material. Things are getting greener: another big step towards more environmental and climate protection.

Here is an overview of our innovations:



  • Tthe Sympatex membrane is 100 % recyclable
  • 100 % recycled Polyester
  • waterproof, breathable and windproof


  • 100 % biobased Castor Oil
  • stabilization and control from  the back of your foot to the front


  • 53% biobased sugar cane, maize and cooking oil
  • maximal comfort
  • additional nylon reinforcement at the midfoot for perfect stabilization
  • integrated flex grooves for comfortable walking


  • 100 % recycled polyester

Inner lining:

  • 100 % recycled polyester
  • breathable &  moisture regulating


  • 47 % biobased castor Oil,  53% Recycled PET
  • premium, durable mesh  for perfect support and fit
  • breathable & waterproof

Rubber outsole

  • 63 % biobased natural Rubber
  • Perfect grip and traction thanks to optimally designed sole tread.
  • Wide sole construction for a high degree of stability

    Toe and heel cap:

    • 64 % biobased maize and cooking oil
    • for additional protection  and optimal traction


    Outside material

    • 100% biobased
    • sustainably produced Terracare leather from German cattle
    • breathable and water repellant

    Shank closure

    • soft & comfortable – especially when going downhill
    • padded  for product ankles

    EVA midsole

    • maximum comfort
    • additional nylon reinforcement in the midfoot are for perfect stabilization
    • integrated flex grooves for comfortable walking

    Lace System

    • 100% recycled Polyester
    • combined with wrap around webbing for perfect stability at the heel

    Toe and heel cap

    • 64% biobased – made of maize and cooking oil
    • outer protective toe and heel cap

    Rubber outsole

    • perfect grip and traction thanks to a well designed outsole tread
    • wide sole construction for a high degree of stability


    • 100% recycled Polyester
    • the membrane is 100% recyclable
    • waterproof, breathable and waterproof


    • Primary material and lining made from organic cotton
    • Shank manufactured without synthetic plastics
    • Leather version made with chrome-free tan-ned leather
    • Natural rubber outsole made from biobased or recyc-led materials can be resoled

    Stability index V-Flow 4:

    • Life shoes – dynamic footwear for daily life, work or the great outdoors They’re exceptionally comfortable with a good foot-roll


    All our shoes feature cushioning insoles.

    They are made of open-pored polyurethane foam, are extremely breathable, durable and prevent the formation of fungi, bacteria and odors.

    OrthoLite® insoles are made from porous polyurethane foam. They are extremely breathable and durable and prevent the formation of fungi, bacteria and odor. The EcoPlush variant used contains 25% castor oil and the upper material of the sole consists of 50% recycled polyester. The soles in the bike shoes consist of reinforced PU-foam in the pedal zone for optimal power transfer. OrthoLite® insoles are machine washable.