Introducing M0.0NSHOT: The World’s First Net Zero Carbon Shoe
Revealed June 2023. Available Spring 2024.
The landmark 0.0 kg CO₂e carbon footprint—versus a standard sneaker, which is about 14 kg CO2e based on our calculations—will be achieved without relying on a single carbon offset.
How We Got to Zero
M0.0NSHOT is the culmination of years of work to reduce carbon across our business and products since day one.
In 2018, we created carbon-negative SweetFoam®, which informed the new foam used in M0.0NSHOT. Then, in 2020, became the first fashion brand to label 100% of our products with carbon footprints. One year later, our partnership with adidas created a 2.94 kg CO₂e shoe, the lowest carbon footprint in the world at that time.
So, what was our natural next step? Shooting for the moon with a net zero carbon shoe, of course.
(Curious about the novel way we calculated 0.0 kg CO2e? Learn more here.)
A Milestone Made Possible by Mother Nature
As we started dreaming up a zero carbon shoe, we had a hunch that regenerative wool could be a key material to get us there. And that hunch was confirmed when we found Lake Hawea Station in New Zealand, a regenerative farm that produces superfine premium merino wool and sequesters more carbon than it emits. That’s largely thanks to their best-in-class development program focused on native plantings, ground clearing, new pasture species, and more.
Read all about their work here.
A Super Natural Approach From Start to Finish
Regenerative wool is just one piece of the puzzle. To bring M0.0NSHOT to zero, we also designed with:
A carbon-negative, sugarcane-based foam midsole:
While most industry foams are primarily synthetic, M0.0NSHOT features our newly-developed SuperLight Foam, which boasts 80% bio content.
Carbon-negative bioplastic eyelets:
Made from microorganisms that convert methane–the same element that comes from sheep burps–into a polymer that can be molded like plastics, without the corresponding carbon footprint.
The most carbon-efficient packaging we’ve ever had:
With reduced space and weight required to transport, and made with sugarcane-derived, carbon-negative Green PE.
Featuring biofuel powered ocean shipping and electric trucking from port to warehouse.
The Future of Footwear Is Free For The Taking
M0.0NSHOT is one small footprint for a shoe, but could be one giant leap for the shoe industry. (Sorry, puns still exist in the future.) So we’re open-sourcing the toolkit that took it to zero, and inviting our friends in the industry to follow in our footsteps.