POLL: Would you buy a pair of trainers made from corn, bean oil and cotton?

  • 15 August 2018
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Would you buy a pair of ‘vegetable’ trainers made of corn, bean oil and cotton?

Reebok has started selling the unisex shoes, described as being ‘chalk’ coloured.

The sole is made from corn, the insole from castor bean oil, and the upper from cotton.




Most trainers are made from oil-based rubber and synthetic materials including ‘foam’ from vinyl acetate.

Of course sustainable trainers are already available from smaller brand names, such as Veja.

Would you spend a bit extra for shoes made from sustainable materials? Tell the community in the replies and vote in our poll.

Would you buy a pair of trainers made from corn, bean oil and cotton?


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Userlevel 7
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I really adore branded sneakers, and not because I’m 14 😉 but because I truly think you need specific footwear for specific activities, and yes you can get by with one pair, but feet are too too precious, so wear the correct shoes IMO. Brands are good 🆙

HOWEVER, saying that, these are better than ok, and above all, rather unique. Anything unique is awesome IMO so I’d deffo give them a go for one summer (cos thats all they’d last, I’m certain) purely for fashion, (and the story behind their making), and not for too much activity.

But for some reason, every time I look at them, I just can’t help thinking “Joanna Lumleys improvised espadrilles made from that tit sling whilst filming on a dessert island!” :D:D;)
Userlevel 6
Not had trainers for years, I'm not allowed them anymore by the boss 😞
dgilbert2;15346:
Not had trainers for years, I'm not allowed them anymore by the boss :(


Same here @dgilbert2
And I assume you're not talking about your employer? 😉
Userlevel 6
@Marc, correct, I'm talking about my "real" boss :rolleyes:
Userlevel 7
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Hee hee, don’t be soooo under the 👎 you two 😂😂😂. If you like them, wear them! 🙄😂
Userlevel 6
@Bev - your not getting this 🙂. There are certain battles that are simply not worth fighting. You have to pick the ones to fight...
Userlevel 7
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😂😂😂😂😂😂
Userlevel 7
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Regularly wash my sneakers on a 40 degree washing cycle, but due to Corona gate, risked a 60 degree! That’ll be the end of the sneakers then 😢😂😂😂😂!

Userlevel 7
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Win-win then if they're made from corn bean oil you can have them cooked for your next meal!
Bev;53008:
Regularly wash my sneakers on a 40 degree washing cycle, but due to Corona gate, risked a 60 degree! That’ll be the end of the sneakers then 😢😂😂😂😂!

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Userlevel 7
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Hee hee, these ones aren’t. I don’t think these would be too tasty our Wozeeta 😂😂😂😂
Userlevel 7
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awww never mind...maybe you should use some of this

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Bev;53011:
Hee hee, these ones aren’t. I don’t think these would be too tasty our Wozeeta 😂😂😂😂
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They’re well and truly in the bin now 😂😂😂😂😂, nice new pair more appealing 👍👍👍👍
Gil;15346:
Not had trainers for years, I'm not allowed them anymore by the boss :(


Are you allowed to call her that to her face? Kate gets seriously upset if I say 'yes Boss.'

Mind you, Kate also gets upset if say 'no.'
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I tried bring on the safe side and saying nothing, but I get told off for that as well
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