Gallery: INTERVIEW: We Talk Repurposed Tire Rubber Sandals With Kyle Pa...

 
If you've ever been to Bali, then you know that the most popular form of transportation on the island is the motorbike. They are everywhere, and a bit nerve-wracking to drive in the traffic-clogged streets. Kyle Parsons of IndoSole has creatively figured out how to repurpose one of the major byproducts of al those Balinese motorbikes - the tires. His solution? Use the discarded rubber to create stylish, eco-friendly, and locally crafted sandals. We got the chance to chat with Kyle about the history of IndoSole, the island of Bali, and some of the design challenges of working with motorbike tires - read on for our interview!

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  1. quinny September 24, 2011 at 10:41 am

    When I was volunteering at different schools in Kenya in 2005, I asked someone what these black sandals were that many people were wearing.

    Turned out they were made from old car tires.

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