Aquila Shoes. Better Soles Project Imagery.

Better Soles Project

Our commitment to more considered product,
packaging and processes.

Aquila Shoes. Better Soles Project Imagery.

Better Soles Project

Our commitment to more considered
product, packaging and processes.


One Step At A Time

One Step At A Time

One Step At A Time

Responsibility. That's what the Better Soles Project is about for us. The responsibility to create more responsibly, and to stand for something more than just great looking shoes.

 

From researching and working with more sustainable materials and production techniques, to standing for our community, the Better Soles Project is our commitment to be more considered with the choices we make as a business.


OUR COMMITMENT

Responsibility. That's what the Better Soles Project is about for us. The responsibility to create more responsibly, and to stand for something more than just great shoes.

 

From researching and working with more sustainable materials and production techniques, to standing for our community, the Better Soles Project is our commitment to be more considered with the choices we make as a business.


IN FOCUS


Our Commitment

In Focus

Our Ambitions

Responsibility. That's what the Better Soles Project is about for us. The responsibility to create more responsibly, and to stand for something more than just great looking shoes.

 

From researching and working with more sustainable materials and production techniques, to standing for our community, the Better Soles Project is our commitment to be more considered with the choices we make as a business.


IN FOCUS

The Boston Boot

Introducing the Boston Desert Boot

Made using both organic and recycled materials.

We are always looking for new and innovative materials to create our shoes each season. The Boston is the latest style to drop as part of our Better Soles Project. The sole unit has been made from both organic material (10% cork), and recycled materials (90% pre-production waste).

The Tracer Sneaker

Introducing the Tracer Sneaker

Made using a 70% Recycled Sole

By using recycled soles, we reduce our demand on limited natural resources. It also uses less energy, fewer chemicals, and contributes less CO2 into the atmosphere. Our recycled soles are sourced from pre-consumer waste, which means offcuts and production waste that we prevent from entering landfill.

Vegetable Tanning 

Incas Vegetable Tanning

Less water consumption and organic, metal-free tanning.

We use INCAS vegetable tanned leather in a selection of our Italian-made shoes. The leathers, all by-products of the food industry, are tanned using less water consumption, heavy metals, chemicals and emissions. Our Italian tannery is EMAS registered and have obtained ICEC Certification of Companies Sustainability in accordance with UNIC Code of Conduct and Social Accountability.

Ready Set

READY SET

Aquila are proud supporters of ‘Ready Set’ (formerly Wear For Success), a not-for-profit organisation providing professional clothing and work skills training for those struggling on their journey back to work. These people include long-term unemployed, humanitarian migrants, people with mental health issues, indigenous Australians and young people. Aquila donates work-appropriate footwear and accessories to Ready Set to style job-seekers for interviews. Our greatest pleasure is seeing real people’s transformations and success stories. Find out more about Ready set here.

Better Packaging

OUR PACKAGING

All Aquila packaging, including Aquila shoe boxes, are made with quality, long lasting materials, and we are working towards providing clear labelling on all packaging promoting reuse and recycling. We are also making an effort to reduce the amount of packaging found inside our boxes, which ultimately protects the shoes from damage during transit.

Our satchels are recyclable and completely biodegradable, meaning less waste for our online customers.

We’ve reduced single use plastic in our shoe boxes by 90%. We’re only using it where necessary. Less waste. More room for good shoes.

 

The TRACER Sneaker

Introducing the TRACER Sneaker

Made using a 70% Recycled Sole

By using recycled soles, we reduce our demand on limited natural resources. It also uses less energy, fewer chemicals, and contributes less CO2 into the atmosphere. Our recycled soles are sourced from pre-consumer waste, which means offcuts and production waste that we prevent from entering landfill.

Vegetable Tanning 

Incas Vegetable Tanning

Less water consumption and organic, metal-free tanning.

We use INCAS vegetable tanned leather in a selection of our Italian-made shoes. The leathers, all by-products of the food industry, are tanned using less water consumption, heavy metals, chemicals and emissions. Our Italian tannery is EMAS registered and have obtained ICEC Certification of Companies Sustainability in accordance with UNIC Code of Conduct and Social Accountability.

Wear For Success

READY SET

Aquila are proud supporters of ‘Ready Set’ (formerly Wear For Success), a not-for-profit organisation providing professional clothing and work skills training for those struggling on their journey back to work. These people include long-term unemployed, humanitarian migrants, people with mental health issues, indigenous Australians and young people. Aquila donates work-appropriate footwear and accessories to Ready Set to style job-seekers for interviews. Our greatest pleasure is seeing real people’s transformations and success stories. Find out more about Ready set here.

Our Leathers

OUR LEATHER

We only use premium leathers, which are a by-product of the food industry and sourced only from countries with strict ethical production standards. All our prints are hides, not rare or endangered animals. As it should be.

Aquila is committed to working with our partners regularly to increase the traceability of our animal products. Aquila is 100% against the unethical treatment of animals. We endorse animal welfare and the minimisation of stress, harm or pain to animals.We expect the highest level of animal welfare as per best practice industry standards and require all animals be afforded the Five Freedoms, as recognised by the RSPCA:

  • Freedom from hunger and thirst

  • Freedom from discomfort

  • Freedom from injury or disease

  • Freedom to express normal behaviour

  • Freedom from fear and distress

Aquila does not support animal testing of any kind. We observe all Australian customs regulations prohibiting the importation of exotic skins or threatened species:

  • All snake and crocodile treatments are produced using embossed technologies on cowhide, and are never produced using snake or crocodile products.

Better Packaging

OUR PACKAGING

All Aquila packaging, including Aquila shoe boxes, are made with quality, long lasting materials, and we are working towards providing clear labelling on all packaging promoting reuse and recycling. We are also making an effort to reduce the amount of packaging found inside our boxes, which ultimately protects the shoes from damage during transit.

Our satchels are recyclable and completely biodegradable, meaning less waste for our online customers.

We’ve reduced single use plastic in our shoe boxes by 90%. We’re only using it where necessary. Less waste. More room for good shoes.

 

The Boston Desert Boot

Introducing the Boston Desert Boot

Made using both organic and recycled materials.

We are always looking for new and innovative materials to create our shoes each season. The Boston is the latest style to drop as part of our Better Soles Project. The sole unit has been made from both organic material (10% cork), and recycled materials (90% pre-production waste).

The Tracer Sneaker

Introducing the Tracer Sneaker

Made using a 70% Recycled Sole

By using recycled soles, we reduce our demand on limited natural resources. It also uses less energy, fewer chemicals, and contributes less CO2 into the atmosphere. Our recycled soles are sourced from pre-consumer waste, which means offcuts and production waste that we prevent from entering landfill.

Vegetable Tanning 

Incas Vegetable Tanning

Less water consumption and organic, metal-free tanning.

We use INCAS vegetable tanned leather in a selection of our Italian-made shoes. The leathers, all by-products of the food industry, are tanned using less water consumption, heavy metals, chemicals and emissions. Our Italian tannery is EMAS registered and have obtained ICEC Certification of Companies Sustainability in accordance with UNIC Code of Conduct and Social Accountability.

Ready Set

READY SET

Aquila are proud supporters of ‘Ready Set’ (formerly Wear For Success), a not-for-profit organisation providing professional clothing and work skills training for those struggling on their journey back to work. These people include long-term unemployed, humanitarian migrants, people with mental health issues, indigenous Australians and young people. Aquila donates work-appropriate footwear and accessories to Ready Set to style job-seekers for interviews. Our greatest pleasure is seeing real people’s transformations and success stories. Find out more about Ready set here.

Better Packaging

OUR PACKAGING

All Aquila packaging, including Aquila shoe boxes, are made with quality, long lasting materials, and we are working towards providing clear labelling on all packaging promoting reuse and recycling. We are also making an effort to reduce the amount of packaging found inside our boxes, which ultimately protects the shoes from damage during transit.

Our satchels are recyclable and completely biodegradable, meaning less waste for our online customers.

We’ve reduced single use plastic in our shoe boxes by 90%. We’re only using it where necessary. Less waste. More room for good shoes.

 

The TRACER Sneaker

Introducing the TRACER Sneaker

Made using a 70% Recycled Sole

By using recycled soles, we reduce our demand on limited natural resources. It also uses less energy, fewer chemicals, and contributes less CO2 into the atmosphere. Our recycled soles are sourced from pre-consumer waste, which means offcuts and production waste that we prevent from entering landfill.

Vegetable Tanning 

Incas Vegetable Tanning

Less water consumption and organic, metal-free tanning.

We use INCAS vegetable tanned leather in a selection of our Italian-made shoes. The leathers, all by-products of the food industry, are tanned using less water consumption, heavy metals, chemicals and emissions. Our Italian tannery is EMAS registered and have obtained ICEC Certification of Companies Sustainability in accordance with UNIC Code of Conduct and Social Accountability.

Wear For Success

READY SET

Aquila are proud supporters of ‘Ready Set’ (formerly Wear For Success), a not-for-profit organisation providing professional clothing and work skills training for those struggling on their journey back to work. These people include long-term unemployed, humanitarian migrants, people with mental health issues, indigenous Australians and young people. Aquila donates work-appropriate footwear and accessories to Ready Set to style job-seekers for interviews. Our greatest pleasure is seeing real people’s transformations and success stories. Find out more about Ready set here.

Our Leathers

OUR LEATHER

We only use premium leathers, which are a by-product of the food industry and sourced only from countries with strict ethical production standards. All our prints are hides, not rare or endangered animals. As it should be.

Aquila is committed to working with our partners regularly to increase the traceability of our animal products. Aquila is 100% against the unethical treatment of animals. We endorse animal welfare and the minimisation of stress, harm or pain to animals.We expect the highest level of animal welfare as per best practice industry standards and require all animals be afforded the Five Freedoms, as recognised by the RSPCA:

  • Freedom from hunger and thirst

  • Freedom from discomfort

  • Freedom from injury or disease

  • Freedom to express normal behaviour

  • Freedom from fear and distress

Aquila does not support animal testing of any kind. We observe all Australian customs regulations prohibiting the importation of exotic skins or threatened species:

  • All snake and crocodile treatments are produced using embossed technologies on cowhide, and are never produced using snake or crocodile products.

Better Packaging

OUR PACKAGING

All Aquila packaging, including Aquila shoe boxes, are made with quality, long lasting materials, and we are working towards providing clear labelling on all packaging promoting reuse and recycling. We are also making an effort to reduce the amount of packaging found inside our boxes, which ultimately protects the shoes from damage during transit.

Our satchels are recyclable and completely biodegradable, meaning less waste for our online customers.

We’ve reduced single use plastic in our shoe boxes by 90%. We’re only using it where necessary. Less waste. More room for good shoes.

 


OUR AMBITIONS

OUR AMBITIONS

No single use plastic used in packaging or transportation of all footwear products by the end of 2021.

Research and implement post-consumer recycling program, reducing landfill from customers and from the design and sampling process.

Estimated Launch Date - Feb 2021

Research and implement post-consumer recycling program, reducing landfill from customers and from the design and sampling process.

Estimated Launch Date - Q3 2021

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