We have developed a Preferred Material List to use internally to inform the design and production teams on better alternatives to current materials. This tool is available to view here.
Neoprene is a highly effective waterproof material used to keep users warm and dry in poor conditions.
Found in <1% of our styles in 2021: The Heavy Overshoe
Neoprene is created using fossil fuels and the manufacturing process is highly energy intensive. There are some alternatives such as natural rubber based materials, but currently the most relevant outlook is to phase out neoprene and replace it with other materials with similar technical properties.