ANNECY, France (Sept. 3, 2020) — Salomon, the global leader in trail running and winter sports equipment, unveils the Index.01, a ready-to-recycle performance road running shoe. The shoe is the result of three years of research and development at Salomon’s Annecy Design Center in the French Alps, developed to reduce material waste and lessen the environmental impact of footwear by using circular life cycle principles. The Index.01 is the latest project within Salomon’s Play Minded Program, the brand’s ongoing sustainability initiative, and is set to be released in Spring 2021.
Salomon is also taking measures in its packaging to reduce waste by eliminating extra hangtags and stuffing paper in Index.01 boxes. Beginning spring 2021, all Salomon footwear will use FSC certified packaging to ensure that all packaging materials come from sustainable and legal sources, further reflecting the brands long-term commitment to the environment.