Tread Labs, a leading performance insole and footwear brand established by Chaco founder Mark Paigen, today announced it refurbished nearly 10,000 insoles and sandals since its founding in 2017. The process, done by hand at its company headquarters in Woburn, takes approximately 7 days and costs between $36.00 and $72.00 with free shipping. Tread Labs insoles are made of two parts: the foam top cover and the molded arch plate. To refurbish a pair of worn insoles, Tread Labs removes the used top cover and swaps it with a 100% recycled polyester replacement that is used on the existing arch plate. The sandals, made with 100% recycled yarns and a 3D knitting process that produces zero waste, are also resoleable, giving an already durable product an extended useful life.
“We have a responsibility to make smart business decisions that have minimal impact on the planet,” said Paigen. “Since we have a generous return policy and encourage customers to try multiple styles and arch heights to find their perfect fit, we were seeing many returns that had barely been used. It didn’t make sense to throw them away and create all that waste. Instead, we decided to give these like-new returns a second life with our refurbished program.”
By refurbishing insoles and, now sandals, Tread Labs is able to provide consumers the opportunity to try different products by extending the life of gently worn products. The refurbish program has grown tremendously over the years as consumers are looking for more planet friendly options.
The refurbished insoles deliver the same podiatrist-recommended support to those suffering from foot pain, severe overpronation and those who are heavy on their feet.
For more information, visit; https://treadlabs.com/collections/final-sale-insoles
About Tread Labs:
Tread Labs was founded in 2015 by Mark Paigen, who previously founded (and later sold) Chaco sandals. Tread Labs was created to improve people’s lives by giving feet the support they desperately need. Tread Labs’ proprietary two-part insole system is designed for the long haul. The molded arch supports are guaranteed forever, and the top covers are easily replaced to make insoles new again without having to buy a new pair. Better for the wallet, better for the planet.