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Roger Federer Launches Sneakers Made From Vegan Leather To Cut Environmental Footprint

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‘The Roger is the most comfortable tennis-inspired sneaker you will ever wear’

Roger Federer has launched a unisex tennis shoe made from vegan leather.

The tennis ace – who is often considered the greatest player of all time – collaborated with running brand On to create The Roger, which is said to combine Federer’s minimalistic style with On’s technical performance.

The shoe features rubber soles and vegan leather which On said was used to reduce the shoe’s environmental footprint. Hidden in the sole is a Speedboard which On says makes ‘every step feel lighter’.

‘Proud’

“The minimalist design and easy comfort of On’s shoes had me hooked years ago. I wanted to infuse the tennis sneaker with the same lightness, comfort, and agility for every day,” said Federer.

“I love working with the On team, using my knowledge of performance footwear and personal interest in fashion to contribute to product development. I’m proud to be a part of the creation of The Roger, which is the most comfortable tennis-inspired sneaker you will ever wear.”

‘Incredible natural beauty’

On co-founder David Allemann, added: “We love to explore and aspire to protect the incredible natural beauty that surrounds us, hence this new generation of tennis-inspired sneakers has been created with sustainability in mind.

“The Roger is crafted from vegan leather and has been designed for lightness to reduce material consumption. The result is a significantly smaller environmental footprint for this tennis-inspired sneaker. The vegan leather has approximately 30 percent of the footprint of animal leather.”

Original article: https://www.plantbasednews.org/lifestyle/roger-federer-sneakers-vegan-leather-environmental-footprint

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