Veja has developed the “Condor,” a new running shoe that is said to be 53 percent bio-sourced. For the French company, known for its sustainable shoes and accessories, this is the first venture in the running market. The Condor is described as a “post-petroleum” running shoe. The shoe, which is made in Brazil, features a upper made entirely of recycled plastic bottles, and a heel support insert made entirely from ricinus oil. The outsole, insole and midsole are largely composed of wild rubber from Amazonia, rice waste, organic cotton, banana oil and sugar cane. The launch of the Condor follows four years of work to develop the shoe. The shape of the shoe is inspired by the bone structure of the South American condor, after which the shoe has been named.