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Hong Kong DTC label Lane Eight launches sustainably made workout shoe

Hong Kong-based DTC footwear start-up Lane Eight, has just released an all sustainable workout shoe range.

Released in three colourways – Electric Neon, Cloud White and Lunar Grey – the brand’s signature AD 1 trainers have been redesigned with all-sustainable and recyclable materials comprising microfibre in replacement of suede; polyester yarn from 11 plastic bottles, and an algae-based midsole.

The materials in Lane Eight’s new shoe.

With every pair of Lane Eight’s produced, 31.5 litres of fresh water is returned to the environment, and 64 cubic metres of carbon is removed from the atmosphere.

Launched in 2017, the brand was conceived by James and Josh Shorrock, brothers with background in Adidas product development and the Hypebeast editorial team. The digitally native brand holds a mass presence in the US and a growing following in Hong Kong, owing to its efforts in building partnerships with local fitness studios and influencers, alongside community workout events with customers.

The omnichannel retailer currently has one physical brick-and-mortar store located on the trendy premises of Swire Properties-owned Star Street precinct in Wan Chai, its neighbours including lifestyle brands Monocle and Kapok. The store doubles as a distribution hub for online orders and a physical showroom for offline purchases.

Lane Eight’s sole store, in Wan Chai, Hong Kong.

Highly coveted and with a long waitlist, the brand has upped its production and will be releasing new colours every month to meet growing demand for the signature AD 1 trainers.

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