Once they were boots for buses, now old tyres are being recycled into Converse-style hi-tops.
The tyres soles are even topped off with fabric from buses and London tubes!
The brainchild of transport giant FirstGroup and the Transport Recycling in Partnership (TRiP), this is a re-cycling idea that should run and run!
Sir Moir Lockhead, chief executive of FirstGroup, said: “We are delighted to be supporting TRiP in this imaginative and innovative initiative to find new and sustainable uses for materials that the transport industry has traditionally thrown away to landfill or incinerated.’
The new boots have already coined plenty of corny headlines around the world, such as ‘Please Put Your Feet on the Seats’, and they are giving the idea of recyling as boring a run for its money.
Check out the full range at www.aboveandbelowlondon.com and keep watching this space for new and unusual uses for old tyres.