A sneaker is a sneaker is a – Root! This new model is an expression of our aim to establish no less than an Ethletic classic. Silhouette and comfort inspire love at first sight for both the sleek Black or White look and the color blocking alternative. Completely padded with natural rubber latex foam, this shoe also comes with a reinforced toe area and a padded tongue and collar for extra comfort, along with a firmly stitched surrounding sole strip. Featuring the new FSC-certified vegan leather -e- logo, Ethletic logo patch on the tongue and tone-in-tone debossing on the heel.Ethletic products are made solely from resources of certified fairtrade supply chains. The governing Fairtrade body ensures that premiums are received by participating producers and manufacturers every step of the way. Ethletic has also established its own fairtrade projects in the local communities where our production facilities are based. Ethletic products are made using only sustainable resources. While the Fairtrade system ensures that producers and manufacturers receive their fair share today, sustainability means that these agricultural areas maintain their economic potential for generations to come. Ethletic pays an additional premium of 15% of production cost to the families of workers employed in the production facilities. This money is independently administered and used primarily for health insurance, retirement benefits or to support local education. Some 2% of the retail price is paid to FLO-CERT, the inspection and certification body for Fairtrade. It monitors the standards governing the production, buying and selling of Fairtrade products and has the power to issue the Fairtrade seal where deemed appropriate.