Following the maxim “choose well, buy less”, longevity manifests not only in Trippen’s timeless aesthetic, but also in its environmental sensitivity. Sustainability is integrated into the shoes’ designs, which prioritise durability and resilience through considered patterns allowing for disassembly and repair via a dedicated service at Trippen’s workshop. Each pair can be resoled multiple times during its long lifespan, which is further enhanced through the uncompromising quality of its materials. Premium leather is sourced from a longstanding tannery partner in Tuscany, and produced through an environmentally-friendly vegetable tanning process that allows its natural patina to evolve gradually. Glue is avoided whenever feasible, and kept adhesive-free. Long-term thinking guides both Trippen’s production and design methods, resulting in the adoption of solar panels to reduce carbon emissions, and experiments with vegan and biodegradable lines, among other initiatives. Each collection goes one step further towards the brand’s overarching goal of creating the best shoes with the lightest possible footprint.