Trying to find a good, eco-friendly afterlife for your sex toy is hard. After all, many sex-toy companies use expensive, low-grade, and hard-to-recycle materials. (Not to mention it’s not exactly recommended you give away or resell your used dildos.) For that reason, when many sex toys have run their course, they end up in the trash.
But what if I told you there was another option? Your used dildo could be used to create an eco-friendly shoe. And not only that, but an eco-friendly shoe that also resembles a Croc? Well friends, it’s officially a reality. Allow me to introduce you to the new Plastic Soul.
This week, the LA-based brand Rose in Good Faith launched this versatile, slip-on sneaker made entirely of upcycled sex toys. The sneaker, Plastic Soul ($130), was made in partnership with family-owned sex-toy company Doc Johnson, who sourced toy samples and defective dildos as start-up material for the shoe.
Chad Braverman, COO of Doc Johnson, said he met with David Teitelbaum, CEO of Rose in Good Faith, and that the pair were waiting for the perfect collaboration, according to an interview in Gear Patrol. “We always wanted to work together but didn’t want to rush it. We were waiting for the right time and right collaboration that made sense. After he saw our facility, David reached out, pitching the idea of a shoe made out of our materials, which eventually evolved into this upcycled concept,” Braverman told Gear Patrol.
According to the product description, the shoe contains a custom blend of sustainable materials: TPE (thermoplastic elastomer) and EVA foam. It also features a built-in arch and recycled-cork insole, which provide “daily comfort.”
“Doc Johnson provided the material, and then it took about two years of Rose and Doc working together to develop the process and figure out how to grind up and blend the defective dildos with EVA [foam] to create the final material. The insole is all-natural cork, and that’s material Rose worked with a supplier to provide.”
Who knows if this is the future of ineffective dildos and used sex toys, but hey, I’m already impressed.