Every pair of Startas is handmade with 100% natural raw materials in the very same factory where they were born nearly 4 decades ago.
Startas were originally designed for table tennis players with flexibility, grip, and comfort in mind. Natural materials were purposely chosen because they did the job better and simpler. We continue to use premium natural, renewable materials, like canvas and natural gum rubber (yes, the kind of rubber that comes from a tree and not a lab) for our sneakers. Sure, there are cheaper synthetic materials out there, but why mess with a good thing?