Best known for its playful collection of planet-friendly velcro sandals, Melbourne brand Twoobs has just dropped its first winter shoe offering: Bwoots.

The chunky silhouette is heavy on utility. A thick lug sole offers stability and traction, making this style perfect for navigating wet, wintry footpaths and roads. Rubber toe and heel caps also help to weather-proof your feet. With Chelsea-inspired styling, they feature pull tabs and elastic gussets for easy pull-on wear. And they’re available in three of the brand’s signature colours: black, khaki and blush.

“We think blush is a really great non-intimidating colour when you want to add a pop of something into typically black wardrobes over winter,” co-founder Jess Dadon says. “I've been wearing them for about three months now on the lowdown. This morning I wore them to yoga with an oversized coat and leggings. But earlier in the year I was wearing them with shorts and a T-shirt. I’ve joked that they’re like the Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants boots. Any outfit I put them on with, they look good. And any person I’ve asked to try them on, they look good.”

Never miss a moment. Make sure you're subscribed to our newsletter today.

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Alongside her sister Stef, Jess puts sustainability at the centre of every business decision. And this launch is no different. Each pair of Bwoots is made from natural and repurposed materials, including recycled lycra, recycled thermoplastic rubber and natural rubber. They’re also 100 per cent carbon neutral, Peta-approved vegan and Global Recycled Standard-certified.

“We like to create things that we like … to fill gaps that we see in our own wardrobes that we know will resonate with our customers,” Jess says. “About three years ago I was on the hunt for a pair of vegan boots and I just couldn’t find anything that was good quality and around $200.”

Since launching in 2016, Twoobs has amassed a loyal following, frequently selling out of its signature styles and sought-after collabs – including releases with Gorman and Indigenous collective Cungelella Art.

“We really like to encourage our customers to shop responsibly,” Stef says. “But we were hearing that while they love Twoobs sandals for most of the year, there was something missing in their shoe-drobe. We’re excited to be adding more styles for more occasions over the next year.”

You can do your bit for the planet by taking advantage of the brand’s buy-back program. Trade in your pre-loved Twoobs sandals, which the brand promises to recycle and repurpose on your behalf, in exchange for $10 credit towards your next purchase.

Bwoots are now available in sizes 36–42, exclusively at twoobs.com. The new range will ship from mid-May.

We hope you like the products we recommend on Broadsheet. Our editors select each one independently. Broadsheet may receive an affiliate commission when you follow some links.