From nature to shoes

The hevea tree is grown on the large tropical plantations of Asia.

The hevea milk is harvested by making narrow incisions in the tree’s bark.

The milk forms a bead and then flows along these spirals cut into the bark. Once harvested, this pure virgin milk is refined to create a unique sole full of tiny air bubbles offering exceptional levels of comfort.

The process used to make the LACTAE HEVEA® sole is unique in the world and is similar to the refining method used in cheese production:

  • Pouring of the milk into the moulds
  • Coagulation
  • Baking
  • Drying

A long and meticulous process for a rare and precious product. The daily harvest of around twenty trees is required to produce just one pair of LACTAE HEVEA® soles.

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