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Sustainability

Durable Footwear. Fewer Landfills.

Thoughtfully engineered for durability and longevity, Cat shoes are built to last. Because durable shoes mean less waste. Which is better for you, and better for the planet.

Our Materials

Why We Love Leather

  • It’s Responsible

    Leather, nubuck and suede give footwear durability with comfort, breathability, and longevity. It’s a timeless aesthetic that ages well with use. With proper care, leather footwear can stay in your closet season after season.

  • It’s 100% Traceable

    The leathers we use are a byproduct of the food system, and otherwise would have been waste. By ensuring our hides are 100% traceable, we can guarantee that the animals are raised responsibly and the suppliers are held to a high ethical standard.

  • It’s Leather Working Group™ Certified

    We only work with leather suppliers that are certified by the Leather Working Group™, an organization aimed at improving the impact of the leather supply chain and bringing visibility to industry best practices.

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Our Recycled Material

We use as much recycled content as possible without sacrificing durability or performance. Beginning in fall 2022, our goal is that all new industrial products will be designed with 100% post-industrial recycled linings.

Our Process

  • Ethical Labor

    Ethical Labor

    We care deeply about the people that make our products possible. By banning hazardous materials, providing personal protective equipment, and paying fair wages, we’re actively improving the quality of life for our tannery workers.

  • Recycled Packaging

    Recycled Packaging

    Our cardboard shoe boxes are made with a minimum of 80% post-consumer recycled paper and are 100% recyclable. We never use solvent-based adhesives or petroleum-based inks in our packaging. Instead, we use water-based solvents and inks, which use fewer chemicals and create fewer emissions.

  • Sustainable Partnerships

    Sustainable Partnerships

    We actively seek out partnerships with innovative companies like APX® Devulcanized Rubber, an "upcycled" rubber compound manufacturer that uses an environmentally friendly, patented process.

Our Planet

More wear. Less waste.

Building longevity into our products is central to our sustainability philosophy. Every season we look for opportunities to incorporate more durable materials and sustainable practices into our line.

Our Planet

At Cat Footwear, we’re committed to enhancing the sustainability of our materials, products, and processes. We know we aren’t perfect, but we’re working hard and making strides — and we hope you’ll help keep us accountable along the way.
— Cat Footwear Team

Caterpillar Inc. is building a better world through sustainability.

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  • eCOLORADO

    eCOLORADO

    Same Icon. Less Footprint.

    An instantly recognizable style from Cat Footwear, the Colorado has been a staple in our lineup for over 150 years. The eColorado was created with a focus on eco-friendliness through construction and materials, without changing the outward appearance of the iconic classic.

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      Recycled Materials

      Outsole contains partially recycled rubber.

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      Responsible Leather

      Our leather products support responsible manufacturing via our partnership with the Leather Working Group.

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      Efficient Manufacturing

      Reduced water and energy usage during production of the leather.

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