No one ever believes me when I say that tire soles work. Well here is proof. Avarcas are a traditional style of sandals worn by Catalan farmers in Spain. These ones use re-purposed tires for soles. I knew it wouldn't be too long before this idea spread from poverty to trendy. What once was a way of getting by is now a trendy way of being eco-friendly. Pick them up at ancientindustries.com
Warning: No recommendation here; I just thought you might want to see what I spoke about in action.
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