Eco-Friendly Shoes

Adidas, Parley Create World's First Sneakers Made From Ocean Trash

SEA LEGS “At Parley for the Oceans, we want to establish the oceans as a fundamental part of the debate around climate change,” Gutsch said. “Our objective is to boost…

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Ix Style's Ethical Sandals Provide Clean Drinking Water in Guatemala

Guatemalan-based Ix Style is an ethical shoe brand with one foot in water rights and another in artisan production. Their proceeds help provide clean drinking water to children who…

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Timberland, Pharrell Create Bee-Inspired Boots With Recycled Plastic

Shoe enthusiasts have something to buzz about. Timberland has teamed up with music mogul Pharrell Williams to create a pair of boots inspired by nature—bees, to be exact. Composed of…

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United Nude "Reinvents" Shoes With Architectural 3D-Printed Footwear

United Nude is already known for their innovative shoes, but they are pushing new limits with 3D printing technology for Milan Design Week. The designers have teamed up with 3D systems…

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M4D3, PETA's Vegan-Leather Espadrilles Benefit Animal Causes

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals’ latest collaboration is a bit of a shoo-in (or should we say shoe-in?) The animal-rights group announced Tuesday that it’s…

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VIDEO: Miz Mooz's Selfie-Taking Shoe Proves That the End is Nigh

April Fool’s must have come early for Miz Mooz, a New York-based footwear retailer that wants to help you get a leg up—literally!—on your selfie game. Its so-called…

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Clad in E-Ink, the "Volvorii" Smart Shoe Changes Colors, Patterns

New e-ink technology is could drastically decrease your shoe closet with instant color changes through smart shoes imbedded with wearable technology. The Volvorri smart shoe by iShüu…

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Simple Shoes Readies for 2015 Relaunch

Call it an early Easter miracle: Simple Shoes is returning from the dead. The ethical footwear firm, which shuttered in 2011, is poised to relaunch this fall with its first collection…

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M&S Debuts Eco-Shoes Made With Coffee Grounds, Plastic Bottles

GREEN FEET Still, the collection is far from vegan-friendly. Footglove’s sandals, flats, pumps, sneakers, and boots feature “premium” leather uppers, albeit ones…

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Uruguay's Mamut Lets Customers Buy Shoes With Used Plastic Bottles

Talk about an offer footwear fanatics can’t refuse. As part of a drive to clean up local beaches, Uruguay shoemaker Mamut is allowing plastic bottles as a form of currency. The…

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Made in L.A., Sydney Brown's Luxury Shoes Are Vegan, Sustainable

SHOE IN Brown’s aesthetic draws from her time in Japan, where she lived and worked for 10 years. When Brown sat down with Fletcher to outline the brand’s core tenets,…

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Nike Unveils First Football Cleat Made With Recycled Bottles

Nike has unveiled what it considers its most innovative football cleat to date. Designed to commemorate the first College Football Playoff, the “Vapor Untouchable” is the…

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Ivana Basilotta Vegan Shoes Are Cruelty-Free, Sustainably Produced

Ivana Basilotta wants you to love the skin you’re in. A lifelong animal lover, the London-based designer has created a line of cruelty-free footwear that challenges…

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Christophe Guinet "Grows" Nike Sneakers From Flowers, Seeds

Christophe Guinet isn’t, in the words of Nike, just doing it; he’s growing it. Living up to his nom de guerre, the French artist known as “Monsieur Plant” has…

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Recycle an Old Sweater Into a Pair of Cozy Slipper-Socks (DIY Tutorial)

MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES An old sweater Scissors Sewing pins Scrap yarn Large darning needle Paper or card stock for tracing Non-slip grip pads (optional) Fabric paint (optional) STEP…

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Feelgoodz Introduces Hand-Loomed Slippers, Fairly Made in Guatemala

Known for its eco-friendly flip-flops, Feelgoodz is expanding its business into indoor ballet-style slippers. Fairly handwoven and loomed in Guatemala from vegetable-dyed natural…

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Saigon Socialite Applies the Ancient Art of Pagoda Carving to Shoes

KICK OFF For one thing, you won’t find a four-tailed dragon on any of the heels. Because the motif is reserved for high-ranking pagodas, Saigon Socialite’s carvers…

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"Myth" is the World's First 3D-Printed Ready-to-Wear Shoe Collection

SHOES TO PRINT Made locally in New York City, each shoe comprises at least 90 percent components manufactured on a small desktop printer. To maintain the premise—and promise—of…

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