OAT uses a flexible biodegradable plastic to make the shoe soles with. This plastic is certified according to EN13432, which in basically means that 90+ % of a certain amount of the plastic will degrade within 6 months ideal circumstances. The velocity with which the soles will degrade depends on the temperature, humidity and the amount of microbes in soil.
The leather used for OAT Shoes is a unique biodegradable leather, developed with Hulshof Tanneries in Lichtenvoorde and the Province of Gelderland. It comes from predominantly free range livestock from the Netherlands and Southern Germany.
This product is 100% biodegradable. This means that this product will completely decompose into the earth once you plant it. The rate of degradation varies depending on the temperature, humidity and the amount of microbes in soil.