north sea collection

Innovative sneakers with a passion for Scandinavian nature

At WODEN we believe in the freedom to change the status quo. Making sneakers that are fashionable, comfortable and sustainable. This is why we have developed an exclusive North Sea Collection comprised of sneakers crafted from fish leather.

Synthetic materials have been replaced with natural elements such as cork, calf leather and now fish leather. Fish leather is a by-product of the Nordic fishing industry, but it is also known as a material that is 10 times more durable than calf leather thanks to its cross-fibre structure. By comparison, the fibres in calf leather run in only one direction. The material is processed sustainably, for example, dyeing the leather is carried out with water from geothermal sources in Iceland. All sneakers in our North Sea Collection naturally feature our removable insoles in natural shock-absorbing cork and the flexible outsole in natural rubber mixed with 10% recycled rubber.