Tire re-tread as shoe sole?

Does anyone know if any company has ever used tire re-tread as the shoe sole? I feel like I have seen this somewhere but haven;t been able to find an example of it anywhere. Thanks in advance.

yup, very common. It has been done on everything from traditional sandals to newer lifestyle type casual footwear. I believe Simple shoes has some, and a google search turns up quite a few.


Yes, I own a pair!


I remember Nike had a cool concept in the early 1990’s. Perhaps Yo can enlighten us.

Super common in Africa:

Fantastic, thanks a lot for the help. It seems like a no brainer to use this stuff. Much appreciated.

try to search “Yellow Cab Shoes”. I think it’s their main selling point, using old tires as rubber soles.