The Latex Low updates our Hand Sewn Low with a translucent 100% natural latex outsole that is lightweight, cushioned and flexible. Inspired by classic basketball court sneakers of the 1960s—which were generally made of synthetic rubber outsoles and leather substitutes and/or cloth uppers—the Latex Low does not use any synthetics during the production process. In stark contrast to sneakers on the market today, this all-natural sneaker utilizes only biological materials across every component. The all-natural latex sole has been produced in partnership with Lactae Hevea who exclusively use the milk of the Hevea Brasiliensis (rubber tree). After a four-month “winterizing”, spiral incisions are made into the tree bark, which releases the rubber milk without harming the vegetation.