Eco-Friendly Shoes

Sneaker Made With Carbon Emissions is a "Shoe Without a Footprint"

We recycle metal, plastic, paper, so why not carbon dioxide? That’s the question that NRG Energy posed to the audience on Wednesday at New York Fashion Week, where the utility…

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Philippe Starck Designs Recycled—And Recyclable—Flip-Flops for Ipanema

Philippe Starck’s line of flip-flops for Ipanema may not make you taller, tanner, younger, or lovelier, but they’re bound to leave an “ahh” or two in their wake.…

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Rothy's Makes 3D-Knitted Ballet Flats From Recycled Plastic Bottles

Rothy’s just might be the shoe of the summer. Produced using a three-dimensional knitting technique that generates little to no waste, each seamlessly constructed ballet flat…

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Mods: Modular, Sustainable Footwear That Reduces Landfill Waste

DESIGN FOR DISASSEMBLY “Mods,” his submission, comprises better-for-the-planet fibers such as bamboo, for the toe box and elastic wires and bands; wool, for an insulated,…

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Adidas, Parley Giving Away 50 Pairs of Shoes Made From Ocean Plastic

TAKE BACK THE OCEAN “This Adidas x Parley running shoe is already iconic,” Eric Liedtke, Adidas Group executive board member responsible for global brands, said in a statement.…

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Rombaut Uses Pineapple "Leather" to Make Vegan-Friendly Sneakers

We’ve seen the future of leather and it doesn’t involve cows. Take Rombaut, for instance. Eschewing animal hide, the experimental Parisian label harnesses plant-based…

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Nike Now Makes Most of Its Products From Recycled Waste

Nike is doubling down on waste. In its annual sustainability report, issued on Wednesday, the sportswear giant revealed that 71 percent of its shoes and apparel today contains recycled…

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Alice: A Modular, Zero-Waste Shoe Grown From Fungus

JE SUIS ALICE “As trendsetters, the high-fashion industry should be searching for solutions,” Peters, a 15-year industry veteran who has worked with the likes of Dries Van Noten…

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Camper, Ethical Fashion Initiative Collaborate on Ethiopian-Made Shoes

SHOES WITH SOUL “We are extremely pleased to work with Camper, a family-owned company with strong values and a long-term perspective on our collaboration,” Simone Cipriani, head…

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Brave GentleMan's Unisex Fashion Features Vegan Wool, Faux Leather

HE FOR SHE Like it’s done in the past, Brave GentleMan partnered with Novacas, a cruelty-free label based in New York City and Portugal, to create its boots, loafers, sandals, and…

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Hold the Phone, Matt & Nat Just Launched Vegan Shoes

Hold the phone and shut the door: Matt & Nat now sells shoes. (That squee of delight you heard was us, #sorrynotsorry) Featuring the same ethically sourced, animal-friendly…

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Alice + Whittles Debut Fair-Trade Rain Boots in Time for April Showers

PUDDLE JUMPERS The solution quickly presented itself: “We wanted to create rain boots that were well-made and -designed while being ethical on a social and environmental…

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Nike Celebrates Four Years of Flyknit, Now Uses Recycled Polyester

Nike toasted the fourth anniversary of “Flyknit” with an infographic about its mold-breaking technology. What’s the big deal? Unlike conventional shoemaking…

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Meet the World's First 3D-Knitted Casual Shoe

A Los Angeles-based footwear company has created what it dubs the world’s first three-dimensionally knitted casual shoe. JS Shoe describes the unisex shoe, which is available for…

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Under Armour Unveils "Smart" Sneaker That Tracks Your Workouts

Forget dongles, wristbands, and biosensor pads—the next wave of activity trackers will be built into our clothing. At least, that’s the idea that Under Armour is banking on. At…

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These Are the Vegan "Star Wars" Shoes You're Looking For

The Force is strong in these Star Wars shoes by Olsenhaus, a New York City-based footwear company that considers animal cruelty anathema to “true style.” Ethically made in…

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Watch Veja Recycle Plastic Bottles Into Eco-Hip Sneakers

Veja doesn’t just make shoes; it makes statements. The French company employs some of the greenest footwear materials on the planet, including wild Amazonian rubber, organic and…

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ShiftWear Lets You Customize Your Sneakers Via Smartphone

An incredible feat of wearable technology could be your new, customizable kicks. The amazing new sneaker company, ShiftWear, fuses a digital screen and wearable fabric, enabling fashion…

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