Taking Small Steps, Making A Big Difference: How Twisted X Is Revolutionizing The Footwear Industry
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Since then, we have continued to innovate—releasing cutting-edge products and comfort technologies year after year while staying true to our Western roots, giving back to our industry, and stewarding our planet.
Although we’re very proud of our Driving Moc, we take just as much pride in our many other innovations and products—from our patent pending CellStretch® technology found in our Tech X Collection™ to our collaboration with renowned artist Olivia Bennett.
In September 2017, after four years of development, we launched Tech X—a line of Western boots using CellStretch, our cloud-like cell technology. This one-of-a-kind-innovation provides ultimate comfort for ranchers, rodeo athletes, and those working on their feet all day.
“Twisted X is continuously seeking ways to bring innovative concepts and comfort technologies to the footwear industry, and Tech X is exactly that,” Reddy says. “We started as a Western brand before growing into our other markets, so this line is particularly meaningful to Twisted X, as it serves our most loyal consumers and honors our heritage.”
One of the many styles in the Tech X collection is the women’s 11" WS Toe boots designed by Olivia Bennett. These boots—along with other products in the Olivia Bennett collection—feature the Texas flag and yellow roses, a nod to Bennett’s nature-based art and Lone Star State roots.
In 2020, we launched the Zero-X™ collection, a line of casual footwear that replaces harsh, synthetic materials with natural elements. The Zero-X™ line uses absolutely no glue in the construction of shoes, has bamboo laces, rice husk outsoles, and fabric created from recycled water bottles. And to go an extra step, we plant a tree for every pair of Zero-X™ shoes purchased through our partnership with One Tree Planted®—resulting in more than 350,000 trees planted in the United States so far.
But, our sustainability efforts don’t stop with just one product line. Our company became carbon neutral in 2020—from our headquarters in Decatur, Texas, to our global factories and shipping methods. What does that mean exactly? You won’t find any single-use plastic in our offices; we use 85% recycled materials in our shoe boxes; our printed materials use soy-based ink and recycled paper; and, we reduce energy use through motion sensored lights. In all areas of our business, we believe that small steps make a big difference.
A core philosophy of our company DNA is to foster a world that gives back, and we could not be prouder to give something back to these families.
We also contributed $1.2 million dollars to open a Tough Enough To Wear Pink counseling center right in our stomping grounds of Decatur. Which you can read more about in a previous blog article. “We’re honored to come together to rally against breast cancer and create a destination in our hometown for individuals, families, children and more,” Reddy says. “A core philosophy of our company DNA is to foster a world that gives back, and we could not be prouder to give something back to these families.”
When it comes down to it, we’re a brand run by people for people. Our goal isn’t to release the most products or be the most popular on the market—it’s to make a lasting difference in the world by creating the most comfortable footwear for any lifestyle using sustainable methods and materials. And we just so happen to create some of the most popular products along the way.
Learn more about Twisted X's commitment to sustainability and Love of the Land.