Maximum Comfort | Minimal Footprint

Our Mission

Every year hundreds of millions of synthetic, non-recyclable insoles end up on landfill waste, lasting for generations. Our mission is to reduce this waste by offering you a 

100% Recyclable Alternative

We are living in exciting times

Times of endless opportunity, but also times of increasing responsibility. We must start treating our Planet better. For the sake of all life on Earth. That is what Primal Soles is about.

Our Promise

We will take back your used Primals.

We will recycle and reintroduce them into our production process. That is our idea of responsibility. That is our idea of circularity. That is our promise.


At the end of the product life cycle just hit the Recycle tab on our home screen and fill out your details. If you joined the Subscribe & Recycle program you will automatically be able to return with every new delivery.

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Our Environmental Footprint

The world's most generous tree

No harm is done by harvesting cork bark from the cork oak tree, the Quercus suber. In fact, by removing the bark every natural cycle (nine years) it increases CO2 absorption while aiding the regenerative capabilities of the tree. No other tree has given so much while taking so little.

The Cork Oak Forests

The cork oak forests are living ambassadors of sustainability and a driving force of sustainable development. They play a crucial role in the world’s ecological balance, fighting climate change and desertification, and sustaining biodiversity. Over 200 animal species and 135 plant species find their preferred habitat in the cork oak forests.


Who We Are

Our Story

PRIMAL Soles promotes movement, travel, exploration, progress, the primal urge deep inside all of us to remain curious as a child. It also advocates for a healthier world.

A more aware world where consumers and producers start taking responsibility for the full product life cycle. To even think beyond their own life cycle. This is the reason why we made it PRIMAL's goal to make the most comfortable, natural and recyclable insoles easily accessible to everyone.

100% Recyclabe under eu regulations

PRIMAL Soles and Amorim Cork Composites have a contract pertaining to the shipment of Green List Waste, in accordance with the Regulation (EC) No 1013/2006 of the European Parliament. This means our products are certified and able to be fully recycled at our cork supply partners, Amorim in Portugal.

1% for the Planet

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As of January 1st, 2023, Primal Soles has become a member of 1% for the Planet. We are extremely proud, humbled and excited to be part of this special group...

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Negative Carbon Balance

The Negative Carbon Balance seal certifies that, when taking into account the carbon sequestration of the cork oak forest, Amorim Cork Composites’ products sequester more CO₂ than is emitted during the production process. Studies indicate that for each ton of cork produced, the cork oak forest can sequester up to 73 tons of CO2, and thus helps to reduce Global Warming.

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When shipping carriers transport goods between locations, the transportation methods release greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere. A carbon offset process reduces the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere, so that increased greenhouse gases elsewhere have a 0 net impact.

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The Forest Stewardship Council A.C. is an international non-profit, multi-stakeholder organization established in 1993 that promotes responsible management of the world's forests via timber certification.

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Award Winning shoe insoles


Made from natural Mediterranean cork


The Low Arch Bananas are the ideal slip in insoles for your sneaker, running or just everyday shoe. It will give you instant relief on your back, knees and feet. It will provide you with an experience of ultimate softness and squishiness, yet at the same time also with an experience of instant grip and proper support due to the natural properties of cork. Designed to combine maximum comfort with a minimal environmental footprint. Better for you. Better for our Planet. Please recycle after use. 

Note of advice: if you're unsure about which size to choose, better to order slightly larger and manually cut down to perfectly fit your shoe. Every shoe is different after all...

PRIMAL Soles® are sourced from natural Mediterranean cork. Sourced, handcrafted and recycled in Portugal. Designed along the Mediterranean. World's first 100% recyclable shoe insoles. Maximum Comfort. Minimal Footprint.

☁️ Light as a cloud
🌱 100% Recyclable
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See the bottom of each sole? That’s 100% recycled. That's what your used insoles will look like after returning for recycling. 

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