Eco-Friendly Shoes

L.L. Bean, Woolrich Collaborate on Made-in-Maine Footwear, Bag Collection

As far as homegrown retailers go, few have cultivated that aura of all-American authenticity more fervently than L.L. Bean, which began in 1912 as a mail-order business in Greenwood,…

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Fantich and Young's "Apex Predator" Shoes Are Made With Human Dentures

Looking for a pair of shoes to complete your creepy Halloween costume? Fantich and Young just carved their way into our darkest nightmares with a pair of black balmorals soled with…

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Matt Bernson Repurposes EDUN's African Textiles Into Camo-Print Shoes

A good find is a terrible thing to waste. Thank the fashion gods, then, that EDUN didn’t chuck its leftover Spring/Summer 2013 fabrics into the trash heap. Instead, the socially…

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Sole Footwear Finds New Use for Millions of Old Wine Corks

If you are in the market for new  footwear, do your part in adding to the material chain of custody by sipping on a bottle of your favorite vintage! In a partnership with ReCork, a…

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Lasso: A Flat-Pack Wool-Felt Slipper You Assemble Yourself

Gaspard Tiné-Berès’s “Lasso” house slipper is a shoe you assemble yourself. Made of a single piece of die-cut wool felt, the shoe is shipped flat with a single…

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Julia Skergeth Turns Heads (And Heels) With Stilettos Made With Rice

Just call Julia Skergeth a designer who goes against the grain. The Kingston University student turned the traditional stiletto on its head, after all, when she built a vertiginous heel…

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Converse, Missoni Recycle Deadstock Fabrics Into One-of-a-Kind Sneakers

CONVERSE x MISSONI ARCHIVE Gary Card, a London-based set designer and illustrator, borrowed cues from the collection’s “star chevron” logo to create his oversized shoe…

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Stella McCartney Introduces Biodegradable Soles for Fall/Winter 2012

Stella McCartney’s fall lineup of pumps and boots isn’t just kind to animals; it’s also gentle on the environment. First spotted on the Paris Fashion Week runways in…

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Clae Debuts Vegan Versions of Popular "Bruce," "Strayhorn" Sneakers

Spotted on the heels of A-listers like Tom Cruise and Jay-Z, Clae’s sneakers have ushered in a new era of “athleisure” footwear for men. For fall, the shoemaker is…

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TOMS's Vegan-Friendly "Shark" Shoe Supports Marine Conservation

Gear up for “Shark Week” in style on August 12 with the appropriate footwear. TOMS’s new, vegan-friendy “Shark” slip-on, a collaboration with the…

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Biometric Shoe Identifies Individuals by the Way They Walk

Photo by Shutterstock Forget fingerprinting, voice recognition, or even retinal scans. Access to high-security areas could soon hinge on the way you strut. Researchers at Carnegie…

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FEED, DKNY Collaborate on "Survival" Collection to Fight Global Hunger

FEED THE WORLD A blend of FEED’s utilitarian aesthetic and DKNY’s urban-chic edge, the lineup features washed canvases, nylon, grommets, and more black than you can shake a…

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Dare To Go There: 6 Eco-Friendly Ways to Mix Neons With Prints

We saw it all over the runways at last season’s Fashion Week: neon colors and prints; but what if you dared to pair these two trends together? Have no fear, it can totally be done.…

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Fake-Out Fashion: Women Paint Their Soles Red to Get the Louboutin Look

Photo by Shutterstock Why fork out $900 for a pair of Christian Louboutins when you can whip up your own red-soled kicks with a $3 tester pot of paint? That’s the question many…

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Are Flip-Flops Bad for Your Feet?

Photo by Shutterstock Flip-flops may be your go-to footwear this summer, but experts warn that they could cause a world of pain if you wear them for long periods of time, while walking…

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Suno's Upcycled-Fabric Sneakers Benefit Wildlife Conservation in Kenya

Shout hallelujah because Suno’s getting happy again with a fresh crop of sneakers in six zesty new prints. Ethically crafted in Kenya from fabric offcuts and recycled rubber, the…

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Tune Up Your Stride on Land or by Sea With Merrell's Barefoot Footwear

DARE TO BARE “As we looked to design the next generation of Merrell Barefoot, we did a lot of listening and learning,” says Craig Throne, vice president of global marketing at…

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Remyxx Introduces World's First 100 Percent Recyclable Sneakers

Sneakers have been a wardrobe standby since Keds burst onto the scene in 1916, but entrepreneur Gary Gagnon found something lacking in the iconic shoe. For one thing, it isn’t…

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