TRIC en Emma Safety Footwear

Circular safety shoes


Brief description of services

All the raw materials in our circular safety shoes are recycled, so there’s no waste. We handle the circular design, take-back logistics, dismantling, and reuse of materials. The shoes are designed for disassembly and are safe and comfortable.

Why is the product or service circular?

The materials in the shoes have been tested for material health, so they don’t damage the environment. The shoes are also designed to be reused. That means they’re easy to disassemble, and the future uses have already been established. The materials are specified in a material passport.

Which circular strategies are applied?

  • Reduce amount of virgin inputs: Our circulair shoes are 100% made of recycled materials
  • Extend the useful life: We’re substituting materials for more sustainable alternatives, to make shoes more resistant and reduce the maintenance required.
  • Maximise the reusability of a product or component: e.g. our laces are made from old PET bottles, and can be reused as laces after recycling.
  • Maximise the reusability or recyclability of materials: On average, a shoe upper consists of 11 parts. The upper of our circular shoe only has 5 parts. This means recycling is a less labour-intensive process, and less energy is required for disassembly.A following use has already have defined for all our materials, but we’re also investigating other future applications. In this way, we’re working on maximising the reuse value.We’ve established the future uses for all the materials used in our circular shoes. All materials have also been tested for material health.

What are the benefits for purchasers?

The first six circular models are available from our dealers. We handle the take-back logistics. All raw materials are transferred to the following life without you needing to do anything. The shoes are no more expensive. You receive an environmental impact report.

TRIC en Emma Safety Footwear

Sectors Textile and Workwear


B. Reduce amount of virgin inputs
C. Extend the useful life
D. Maximise the reusable of a product or component
E. Maximise the reusability or recyclability of materials