Side view of EKN Alder Black sneakers showcasing the sleek black suede design with a gum sole.
Pair of EKN Alder Black sneakers displayed from top and side angles, highlighting the eco-friendly materials.
EKN Alder Black sneakers positioned at an angle to showcase both the front and side profiles.
Pair of EKN Alder Black sneakers displayed from top and side angles, highlighting the eco-friendly materials.
Detailed shot of the toe area of EKN Alder Black sneakers, highlighting the premium black suede material.
Rear view of EKN Alder Black sneakers with the EKN logo on the heel.
Image showing a circular badge with the text "This Product Plants Trees" around the outer edge. In the center, it reads "One Tree Planted" with a small tree graphic above the text. The badge signifies a commitment to environmental sustainability.
Sole view of EKN Alder Black sneakers displaying the intricate tread pattern for superior grip.
Top view of EKN Alder Black sneakers with beige laces, emphasizing the stylish and comfortable design.
Side view of EKN Alder Black sneakers showcasing the sleek black suede design with a gum sole.
Pair of EKN Alder Black sneakers displayed from top and side angles, highlighting the eco-friendly materials.
EKN Alder Black sneakers positioned at an angle to showcase both the front and side profiles.
Pair of EKN Alder Black sneakers displayed from top and side angles, highlighting the eco-friendly materials.
Detailed shot of the toe area of EKN Alder Black sneakers, highlighting the premium black suede material.
Rear view of EKN Alder Black sneakers with the EKN logo on the heel.
Image showing a circular badge with the text "This Product Plants Trees" around the outer edge. In the center, it reads "One Tree Planted" with a small tree graphic above the text. The badge signifies a commitment to environmental sustainability.
Sole view of EKN Alder Black sneakers displaying the intricate tread pattern for superior grip.
Top view of EKN Alder Black sneakers with beige laces, emphasizing the stylish and comfortable design.
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EKN Alder Cacao - Unisex

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Timeless Design: Shoes Sustainable


EKN Alder Cacao - unisex
- 100% Vegan Shoes Peta approved
- Handmade in Portugal
- Small production quantities, slow fashion
- Ethical labor and wages
- Sustainable Packaging


The homage to one of our favorite sustainable shoe sneaker classics designs. The Alder brings back the gyms of the 90s with its design language and fit - and impresses with its choice of materials with the best quality and sustainability. Classic colorways and innovative materials form a new generation of retro sneakers.


Plant Trees, Score Perks: Grab a pair and we'll plant an avg of 4 trees for pair. because being eco-awesome should totally reward you. First buy, kicks you into our rewards program let’s grow some green together!

 

Pairing Tips: These eco-friendly Alder Cacao black sneakers pair perfectly with tailored trousers and a crisp blazer for a smart-casual look. Keep it laid-back by matching them with leggings and a hoodie.

Occasion: Ideal for modern minimalists and sneaker aficionados, these retro-inspired vegan sneakers are perfect for casual workdays, weekend outings, or sustainable fashion events.

- High-quality, eco-friendly materials
- Support local and ethical craftsmanship
- Founded ekn in 2012
- Transparency in the production process
- Positive social and environmental impact

Meet Noel Klein-Reesink, the founder of EKN Footwear, established in 2012 with a deep commitment to sustainability. His journey began with a transformative conversation with a cotton farmer in Burkina Faso, about the benefits of organic farming. Collaborating with a former Adidas designer, Noel immersed himself in every aspect of shoe production, from sourcing materials to understanding factory processes in Portugal. EKN Footwear uses plant-based dyes and ensures that their vegan leather tanning process results in water safe enough for irrigation. Today, EKN has grown from a small warehouse operation to an international brand, reflecting Noel's unwavering dedication to sustainable fashion., reflecting Noel's unwavering dedication to sustainable fashion.

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- 100% Vegan shoes Peta approved
- Hand made in Portugal
- Small production quantities, slow fashion
- Fair wages and labor conditions
- Reduces carbon footprint
- Organic cotton usage
- Plant-based dyes: No heavy metals, safe for the environment
- Eco-friendly tanning: Water post-tanning is of drinking quality
- Recycled materials: Uses sustainable resources for production
- Sustainable packaging

2023 Introducing SOIL: a groundbreaking, biodegradable material for EKN Footwear. Made from natural rubber, viscose fibers, and mushrooms, Soil is 100% vegan and organic, marking a significant step towards sustainable, eco-friendly fashion.

Vegetable tanned leather, recycled mesh, recycled Micro Fiber lining, biodegradable inner construction made from pressed cotton

Organic cotton GOTS biodegradable lace tips made from cellulose acetate

Recycled rubber

Recycled EVA, recycled Micro Fiber

True to size
Standard Width
Arch support
Breathable

Remove contamination with a soft, damp cloth
For thorough cleaning, please use gentle cleaning agents
Please avoid heat and direct sunlight when drying

30-Day Return Policy & Eligibility
Enjoy 30 days of hassle-free returns with free shipping on approved returns.

To be eligible, items must be in the same condition as received, unworn or unused, with tags, and in the original packaging. Proof of purchase is required. Contact us at return@ecomarket.com to start a return.
Once accepted, we’ll provide a return shipping label and instructions. Items sent back without prior approval will not be accepted.

Damages, Issues & Non-Returnable Items
Inspect your order upon receipt and contact us immediately if the item is defective, damaged, or incorrect. We will evaluate and rectify the issue. Certain items cannot be returned: custom products, sale items and gift cards are non-returnable.

Exchanges, EU 15-Day Cooling Off Period & Refunds
To get a different item, return the original and place a new order after the return is accepted.
For EU shipments, you can cancel or return your order within 15 days for any reason, with items in the same condition as received. We will notify you once we’ve received and inspected your return. If approved, a refund will be issued to your original payment method within 10 business days. If more than 15 business days have passed since your return was approved, please contact us at return@ecomarket.com.

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