Eco-Friendly Shoes

At Chanel's Fall/Winter 2011 Couture Show, Shoes Double as Flashlights

Twinkle toes, anyone? The models on the Chanel Couture Fall/Winter 2011 runway in Paris on Tuesday may have been light on their feet, but we didn’t expect them to have lights on…

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Jojo Uses Carrier Pigeons to Deliver Eco-Conscious Sneakers

It’s easy to pigeonhole Jojo as just another ethical sneaker label, but the Brussels-based company remains undaunted. In a brilliant viral-marketing move, Jojo released a quirky…

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6 Eco-Friendly “Barefoot” Running Shoes That Support a Natural Gait

GREEN AND BARE 1. Vibram FiveFingers SmartWool 2. Evo by Vivobarefoot 3. Kigo Edge 4. Sir Isaac by Newton 5. Columbia Amphibian by Sockwa 6. Bare-Grip by Inov-8…

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Is Barefoot Running Better for You and the Environment?

As far as hot-button topics among athletes and medical experts go, barefoot running is as contentious as they come, either improving your performance or increasing the risk of injury.…

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Simple Shoes to Shutter by Year’s End?

The future of Simple Shoes is about to get a whole lot more complicated. Deckers, its parent company, announced plans on Tuesday to cease distribution of the eco-friendly shoe brand,…

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Recycled Newspaper Flip-Flops Create Sustainable Jobs in Indonesia

Have you heard the news? PaperFlops is a nascent line of flip-flops made from recycled newspapers and other sustainable materials. Currently seeking funding through Ulule, a European…

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7 Eco-Friendly Sandals to Slip Into This Summer

From wooden wedges to recycled flats, vegan T-straps to sustainable leather slides, these seven finds are as fashion-forward as they are fantastic for your feet. For more sustainable…

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Recycle Your Favorite Magazines into Free Boot-Shapers (DIY Tutorial)

If you’re packing your fall and winter boots away for the summer, you’ve probably experienced the dreaded syndrome known as “boot slump,” that is, when the tops…

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Flexible Generators Could Turn Shoes Into Rechargeable Batteries

Those boots weren’t just made for walking; they could also be the first of a new breed of energy-generating clothing and shoes. Thanks to bioengineers at the University of…

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Zanacco's Vegetable-Tanned Men's Shoes Redefine Italian Craftsmanship

Footwear companies that tout themselves as using “fine Italian craftsmanship” are a dime a dozen, but few kicks walk the walk like Zanacco’s do. Made by master…

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Custom Vans Sneakers, "Reupholstered" With Vintage Hermès Scarves

Who knew that TV personality and celebrity stylist Robert Verdi has a yen for do-it-yourself, as well? Verdi called upon skate-shoe label Vans to kickflip several of his vintage…

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Devo, Macbeth Collaborate on Vegan Shoes, Complete With Helmet Logo

Shoemaker Macbeth and 80’s throwback band Devo have joined forces to “whip” up one of the coolest vegan shoe lines of the summer. The launch of the eye-popping,…

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Keen Opens Shoe Factory Less Than 5 Miles From Oregon Headquarters

Manufacturers outsource to distant shores every day, but when Keen looked to open a new shoe factory, it cast its eyes no further than its own backyard. The 15,000-square-foot facility,…

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Made With Moss and Rocks, Natura's Insoles Connect Your Feet To Nature

No time to head to the forest or the beach? Bring nature to you by stepping into a pair of insoles made with living moss or river rocks. Created by Kristin Neidlinger, Natura is a line…

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Made for Life on the Moon, United Nude's Flat-Pack Heels Are Cosmic Couture at Its Craziest

Moon walker you say? This crazy platform heel may not be suitable for lunar expeditions, but it’s definitely out of this world. Designed by United Nude for the “Moon Life”…

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U.K. Student Makes “Jimmy Cheese” Shoes From Stale Cheddar Sandwich

Just when you thought shoes couldn’t get any cheesier than Crocs, some students over at Bath Spa University in the UK make a whole line of shoes out of the actual smelly stuff!…

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Survey Reveals That Most Women Don't Wear Half of the Shoes They Buy

Movie still from Confessions of a Shopaholic Feel free to substitute “American” at any point, but the average British woman owns nearly £400 ($655) of shoes she never or…

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Get 20% Off Zoe & Zac’s Eco-Friendly Shoes, Bags at Payless With Our Exclusive Coupon!

Save green when you style green by taking 20 percent off any Zoe & Zac purchase at Payless ShoeSource between April 16 and 24. Designed by eco-model and -entrepreneur Summer Rayne…

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