DORO Likes: Cane Toad leather sneakers by Gideon

The Cane Toad is is a large, terrestrial true toad native to Central and South America, but has since been introduced to various islands throughout Oceania and the Caribbean. In Australia  are so toxic they kill the native wildlife that attempt to eat them, now Gideon Shoes have set up a hand-crafted, anti-sweatshop business to make shoes with the tanned hides of these formidable amphibians. The profits of which will go to supporting youth-at-risk charity work. It seems there’s no way to tan this kind of leather so there’s a twist that includes make them tanned in Indonesia…that’s why the price is about $500 a pair.  Creepy? maybe, but is for a good cause and it’s a sustainable idea.

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