Eco-Friendly Shoes

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…

Read More >

Scientists Develop First Comprehensive System for Recycling Footwear

Photo by Shutterstock In the fight to recycle used clothes and accessories, footwear has long been a drag in the process. Of the 20 billion shoes produced each year, a huge 95 percent…

Read More >

John Bartlett, Ruthie Davis Collaborate on Cruelty-Free Shoes

Designer John Bartlett is no stranger to gorgeous cruelty-free fashion. His latest collaboration with Ruthie Davis brings his love of animals to design. The pair have designed a line of…

Read More >

TOMS Will Manufacture New Pairs of Shoes in Haiti Starting January 2014

As one of the best-known buy-one-give-one social enterprises, TOMS’s rise has been nothing short of meteoric. Its premise was disarmingly simple: for every pair of shoes someone…

Read More >

Converse Sues Autonomie Project Over Eco-Friendly "Chuck Taylor" Knockoffs

Converse is feeling litigious. The Nike-owned North Andover footwear company filed a lawsuit at U.S. District Court in Boston Monday alleging trademark infringement and unfair business…

Read More >

"Walking Shelter" is a Full-Size Tent You Can Store in a Pair of Sneakers

Talk about packing light. “Walking Shelter” is a one-person shelter that tucks away into a pair of sneakers. The brainchild of Sibling, a design collective based in…

Read More >

Nike's "Free Flyknit" Sock-Sneaker Hybrid Offers Barefoot-Like Flexibility

Talk about hybrid vigor. Part shoe, part sock, Nike’s new “Free Flyknit” sneaker combines twin technologies to create a one-two punch of flexibility and stability. The…

Read More >

PETA, Macbeth Give Leather the Boot With Vegan-Friendly Sneaker

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals wants the young’uns to give animal hide the boot. PETA2, the animal-rights group’s youth division, has partnered with the…

Read More >

Heel Condoms Protect Shoes, Give Damaged Heels a New Look

Every girl dreams of having a well stocked shoe closet, but sadly our wallets don’t always allow this to be the case. Rather than being an overconsumer, one company has a way to…

Read More >

Two-Thirds of a Running Shoe's Carbon Footprint Comes From Manufacturing

Photo by Shutterstock Your running shoes may be leaving a heavier footprint on the planet than you imagined, according to a study published in the April 2013 issue of the Journal of…

Read More >

Ben Affleck Designs TOMS Shoes to Benefit Eastern Congo Initiative

From Oscar-winning director to…shoe designer? Ben Affleck has teamed up with the do-gooders at TOMS to create series of African-textile-inspired kicks that benefit the Eastern…

Read More >

Help Krže Studio Kickstart Its Luxury Vegan Footwear Collection

Discussing the vegan fashion line with Wishyouwerevegan, Tamar says that when she was deciding what materials to use, she took into consideration the entire effects that mass cattle…

Read More >

Google, Adidas Create "Talking" Sneaker That Nags You Into Exercising

Forget Google Glass; the tech giant is in the footwear business now. Or at least it was at the SXSW series of film, interactive, and music festivals in Austin on Monday. Together with…

Read More >

Charlize Theron, TOMS Team Up to Keep African Youth Safe From HIV

Charlize Theron is putting her own spin on TOMS’s signature alpargata. The Oscar-winning actress has teamed up with the social enterprise to create a limited edition of shoes to…

Read More >

Nike Debuts First Football Cleat Built Using 3D-Printing Technology

Nike made history on Sunday when it debuted the first-ever football cleat built using rapid-prototyping technology. Weighing no more than 5.6 ounces, the “Vapor Laser Talon”…

Read More >

Iverson's Wooden Snowshoes Are Handmade in the United States

When it comes to American-made wooden snowshoes, Iverson has the market cornered. That’s because the Michigan-based company is one of the few remaining wooden-shoe manufacturers…

Read More >

Nike's "LeBron X" Basketball Shoe Features Genuine Cork

Nike’s latest offering is worth popping the bubbly for. The special-edition “Lebron X” shoe features an upper composed of 100 percent genuine cork, a regenerative…

Read More >

Anne Hathaway Wore Custom-Made Vegan Shoes for "Les Miserables" Role

Anne Hathaway made bigger headlines for what she didn’t wear on the Les Miserables red carpet in New York City that what she did, so we weren’t surprised that her…

Read More >