Introducing ALDO CleanStep™ Technology

We care about the footprint we leave - which is why, as a part of our commitment to the planet, we have innovated a new, exclusive technology to create sustainable soles that helps clean and filter polluted water.

But how does it work? Let us break it down:

Step 1: Harvesting Algae Biomass

When harvested, water containing algae is filtered and safely released back into the environment, providing clean water for fish and other wildlife.

Step 2: Drying the Algae Flakes

Once the algae biomass has been harvested, it is sundried, creating a firm material known as “dried algae flakes.”

Step 3: Grinding the Algae Powder

When dry, the algae flakes are ground into a fine powder.

Step 4: Creating CleanStep™

The algae powder is mixed with a substance called Thermoplastic Rubber (TPR), which is used to create a sustainable rubber-like material (go figure).

Shop ALDO CleanStep™ Sustainable Shoes

Designed with CleanStep™ technology, these chunky, minimalist sneakers are made with recycled jersey and neoprene materials. Plus, each pair is made out of the equivalent of 4 plastic bottles, keeping them out of the landfills.

Rex is an all-in-one low top sneaker that combines innovative CleanStep™ technology with smart-casual chic to deliver comfortable, effortless style. You'll be walking with purpose (and confidence!) with this everyday shoe made with planet-loving materials.

Look Good. Feel Good. 

Our journey towards sustainability

Environmental consciousness has always been at the heart of ALDO. Today, we’re pushing a little bit further with our ALDO Love Planet collection of sustainable shoes and accessories.

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