At OrthoLite®, we made the choice from the very beginning to be good to the planet. After all, the products we make are designed to get people out there—going farther, doing more, being more comfortable and performing their best. Our commitment to eco-friendly products started with our first insole back in 1997, engineered with game-changing technology that repurposed rubber waste. It set the precedent for using recycled rubber—and we’ve used it in billions of insoles ever since.



OrthoLite has obtained GRS Certification for many of our products , The Global Recycled Standard (GRS) is intended for use with any product that contains at least 20% Recycled Material. Each stage of production is required to be certified, beginning at the recycling stage and ending at the last seller in the final business-to-business transaction. Material Collection and Material Concentration sites are subject to self-declaration, document collection, and on-site visits.

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Take a good look at any OrthoLite insole and you’ll notice the tiny black flecks. That’s part of our proprietary technology—recycled rubber from the production of outsoles—and we’ve used it in every insole we’ve ever made. It adds resiliency, breathability, cushioning and comfort—and prevents over 300 metric tons of recycled rubber from entering landfills each year. It helps us do our part within the footwear community to close the loop within the production process.

All OrthoLite foams are eco-friendly containing 5% recycled rubber.

Our proprietary plant-based bio-oil comes from castor beans—a non-food source that doesn’t compete with food crops and uses very little water to grow. The rapidly renewable plant has been naturalized in warm climates all over the world, and can grow ten feet in a single season. The use of castor oil reduces the need for petroleum in our products and uses fewer natural resources to produce. It allows us to provide our customers with eco-friendly, reduced petroleum solutions to create insoles with uncompromised comfort and performance, while dramatically limiting the impact on the planet.


Hybrid Technology

Responding to the increasing demand for environmentally responsible products, new OrthoLite® Hybrid™ gives our partners the unprecedented ability to up the eco-content in their insoles. The patent pending formulation uniquely blends 5% recycled rubber and 15% production waste foam for 20% eco-content — making it easier than ever to achieve the highest eco-standards and goals.

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Closing The Loop On Waste

Consisting of 98% post-production waste material, OrthoLite® Recycled™ is a result of our expanding commitment to the creation of more sustainable technologies that close the loop on post-production waste material and get us closer to the end goal of ZERO waste. Through the creation of a new R&D center we have invested in the continued development of more sustainable solutions that optimize our supply chain from end to end by capturing and repurposing all waste material, the result is OrthoLite® Hybrid™ and Recycled™technologies.

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OrthoLite® Recycled™ is a result of our expanding commitment to the creation of more sustainable technologies that close the loop on postproduction waste material and get us closer to the end goal of ZERO waste.
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OrthoLite® Hybrid™ is a patent pending formulation that uniquely blends 5% recycled rubber and 15% production waste foam for 20% eco-content for uncompromised performance with less impact on the planet.
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Ortholite Impressions
OrthoLite® Impressions™ provides immediate step-in comfort and molds for a truly custom fit over time.
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Ortholite Eco
OrthoLite® Eco™ expands on our popular EcoLT™ formulation—more than doubling the bio-oil content to further reduce the use of petroleum.
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OrthoLite® Eco LT™ brings innovative eco-upgrades to our original .11D and .13D formulations, replacing a portion of the petroleum with plant-derived bio-oil.
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Water Recycling

To dramatically reduce our impact on the environment, we process and reuse wastewater from our manufacturing facilities around the world. When the recycled water can’t be reused, our system converts it into solid refuse that’s treated to the strictest environmental standards.

Air Purification

The employees at our factories enjoy fresh, clean air in the workspace—as air purification systems filter out airborne particles and circulate purified air. The advanced air filtering and treatment equipment helps keep our employees healthy and protects the environment.

Solar Energy

Our factories use clean solar energy to heat water for manufacturing and to warm our facilities—reducing our dependence on fossil fuels. On cloudy days, our factory uses heat powered by an efficient air compressor, limiting our environmental impact.



Ordinary polybags take hundreds of years to decompose, causing pollution and trapping marine life. That’s why we pack and deliver our products in bags made with calcium carbonate sourced from natural limestone. The bags are waterproof, tear resistant, pest resistant— and biodegrade naturally in 10-12 months.


As an alternative to shipping products in cardboard boxes, we can support our brand partners’ sustainability goals by transporting our products to footwear factories in 100% recyclable, reusable blue boxes. By reducing the use of cardboard, we save thousands of trees, decrease our carbon footprint, and eliminate the need for hundreds of thousands of gallons of water a year.


Comfort and Performance. Driven by Innovation.

We’re fueled by innovation, a deep understanding of our brand partners’ needs, true collaboration, and a dedication to limiting our impact on the planet—and it shows in every product we make. That’s how we became the global leader, and why we’re proud to partner with the best brands on earth.