Eco-Friendly Shoes

Pikkpack's Flat-Pack Shoes Require Only Three Pieces of Material

If you’ve ever wanted to make your own shoes, now is your chance with the super-easy Pikkpack shoe. Designed by Sarah Gulyas, the slip-on shoes can be woven together at home with just…

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PeSeta Turns a Beret Into a Record Player for Marc Jacobs Collaboration

Ian McKellan’s doppelgänger wearing a beret-turned-turntable? If any situation called for a record-scratch sound effect, it’s this. The comical tableau, part of a short…

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March On! Kinetic Military Boots Generate Power With Each Step

Hop, skip, jump, march, dance, run or hike – keep at it for an hour while wearing these kinetic boots and you’ll be able to generate enough power to charge up your…

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Supermodel Lily Cole, Veja Collaborate on Rainforest-Friendly Sneakers

If anyone knows how to walk the walk, it’s Lily Cole. The British supermodel, actress, and environmentalist has crossed ankles with French ethical footwear label Veja to create a…

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Vans Collaborates With Della to Create Socially Conscious Batik Sneakers

Too hot for boots, too cool for sandals? Split the difference with a pair of batik-print sneakers from Vans. Produced in partnership with Della, a fair-trade label that employs artisans…

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Beyond Skin Launches Vegan-Friendly Bridal Shoes After Popular Demand

WEDDING BELLES Beyond Skin’s “do no harm” ethos extends beyond kindness to animals. The label frequently uses planet-pandering materials such as organic cotton, hemp,…

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Nike Unveils Waste-Reducing "Magista" Knitted Football Boot

GAME ON The shoe also marks the first time Nike engineered its virtually seamless “Flyknit” technology for football. Four years in the making, the Magista takes into account…

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Recreus's 3D-Printed Sneaker is Flexible Enough to Fold Up Into a Pocket

Three-dimensional printing has come a long way. Compared with its rigid, unpliable forebears, the Sneakerbot II by Recreus is flexible—so flexible, in fact, that you can crumple it…

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Hooves Makes Vegan Shoes That Don't Compromise on Quality, Style

These beautifully made shoes from Hooves are a brand new vegan-friendly design that break the stereotypes of boring ethical footwear. The London-based studio, lead by Mark Bryceland,…

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Adidas Debuts "Samba Primeknit," the World's First Knitted Football Boot

PRIME TIME “Primeknit is a technology that is right at the heart of adidas innovation and we’re excited about introducing this development into football,” says Markus…

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The Wool Runners: "No Sock, No Smell" Sneakers Made From Wool

For all eco-conscious runners out there here is a fantastic invention that will help keep your hard-worn sneakers odor-free. Introducing Wool Runners, strong shoe upper designs created…

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"Back to the Future"-Style Self-Lacing Nike Sneakers Could Arrive in 2015

Looks like Marty McFly’s self-lacing sneakers from Back to the Future II might be arriving right on schedule—at least, if Nike designer Tinker Hatfield isn’t just joshing…

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Kandals: Eco-Friendly, Cruelty-Free Shoes Worth Stepping Into

TOMS may have made the humanitarian concept of footwear famous, but Kandals hopes to bring a sustainable front to the industry through their line of versatile slip-on flats for women.…

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The Klem Project Helps Impoverished Communities Make Their Own Shoes

The Klem Project, by Korean designer Lee Jinyoung, aims to put a pair of shoes on every child and adult in Malawi. The innovative project enables locals to make their own shoes with an…

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Mohop's Interchangeable Eco-Shoes Are Made by Artisans, Robots

Here at Ecouterre we love these Mohop sandals, crafted from sustainably harvested cherry wood made locally in Pennsylvania. Regular readers may remember Mohop from the Ecouterre feature…

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Sebastian Errazuriz Immortalizes Ex-Girlfriends With 3D-Printed Shoes

SHOE LOVERS At first, Errazuriz tried to exorcize his exes by painting their portraits, but obtaining their permissions proved difficult. He then toyed with the idea of shoes because…

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U.K. Student Wins Beyond Skin, PETA's Vegan Footwear Design Contest

Alice Lambert-Gorwyn, a fourth-year fashion student at Leeds University, has been named winner of an international vegan footwear-design contest organized by People for the Ethical…

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Check Out Adidas Originals' 2014 Footwear, Rendered in Cardboard

The Chimp Store won’t be stocking Adidas Originals’ Spring/Summer 2014 collection till January, but that isn’t stopping the Leeds, England-based boutique from giving…

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