SMALL STEPS... BIG CHANGES

Repurposed Tyres

Re-Tyre Margaret River

Handcrafted with love and respect for people and the planet using recycled tyres, natural, organic, vegan materials, and traditional weaving. 100% vegan shoes!

~ Happy Customers ~

Love my Re-Tyre thongs!

They are super comfortable, and it feels great to be supporting Aussie and Indonesian communities as well as the environment.

Jez - "The Average Citizen" blog

~ Happy Customers ~

"These shoes are the comfiest I've ever had and still look great after over a year of use"

Justin Webb ~ Artist

~ Happy Customers ~

"Still my favourite shoes"

Rhaad ~ MV Wine Bar

WELCOME

Hi there,

Thankyou for looking at our new online store and recently rebranded shoes! You might remember us as the THE HAIRY HIPPIES! Same great, well actually improved, shoes. Just a new name and fresh start. Come join on us on this journey.

If you are normally a barefoot bandit then these are the shoes for you! After years of being a gypsy and rarely wearing shoes we moved to Bali, Indonesia. I found myself back on a motorbike and needing closed in shoes! I discovered these amazing 100% Vegan, Zero (flat which for us barefoot peeps is comfort) and well yes super comfortable HANDMADE shoes made from used TYRES and other cool eco material !!! Better still they could withstand my rough and ready lifestyle. Motorbikes, hiking, travelling around South East Asia, chasing my kids and being kicked on and off constantly (no shoes inside in Bali). 

By chance I ended up meeting the producer of these amazing shoes and well here we are.... 

We Give Back

Not only is Re-Tyre recycling waste products, the manufacture of our products is also creating new businesses and supporting existing businesses in Indonesia. We like to share the love and jump in with donations and volunteering when it is needed the most. Most recently we have found an amazing organisation in north Ubud, KIM Women's Centre; "The Centre provides a safe haven for divorced Balinese women who are highly stigmatized in the community by providing training and jobs to help the women gain independence again" Their stories really touched me after my own separation in Indonesia was such an ordeal. We have donated a couple of sewing machines and fabric to one of their social capacity building enterprises and will continue to support them with whatever we can now and in the future. See their amazing work by clicking the link below:

KIM Women's Centre