Eco-Friendly Shoes

Access to Shoes Could Eradicate Devastating Tropical Foot Disease

Shoes could become the new mosquito nets if a new global initiative has anything to do with it. Instead of fighting malaria, however, Footwork seeks to eradicate a devastating tropical…

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Nael Coce’s Eco-Friendly Stiletto Heel Hides a Built-in Ballet Flat

It goes without saying; killer heels are murder on your feet. Sure, you could switch to flats, but what would be the fun in that? Sheena Young, founder of Nael Coce, hit upon an…

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"Ulterior Survival Bag" Turns Into Pair of Boots for Detroit's Homeless

Mike Forbes’s “Ulterior Survival Bag” is more than your average carryall. Designed for Detroit’s homeless population, the bag transforms into a pair of boots…

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Nike's Virtually Seamless "Flyknit" Sneaker is Part Shoe, Part Sock

KNIT WIT A concept four years in the making, the Flyknit required teams of programmers, engineers, and designers to develop the specialized upper, which was inspired by runners who…

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VIDEO: TOMS Shoes Introduces Print-Clad Ballet Flats for Spring

Just when you thought TOMS couldn’t get any more awesome, the philanthropic shoe-and-eyeglass company is launching a line of cute-as-heck ballet flats, just in time for spring.…

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7 Eco-Friendly (And Mostly Vegan!) Winter Boots to Conquer Snow, Slush

ALL-WEATHER WARRIOR Even the icy plains of Hoth wouldn’t pose a challenge for the Nupste Fur IV by The North Face. Tootsies remain dry in a water-repellent sheath of…

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Spnkix Turns Boring Ol' Shoes Into Remote-Controlled Motorized Skates

Why walk when you can roll? For short-range commuters, technophile thrill-seekers, and the just plain lazy, Acton Inc. has invented a motorized skate that turns any sneaker into your…

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Day2Night Shoes Feature Interchangeable Heels for Every Occasion

As the wise (if fictional) Miranda Hobbes once noted after moving to Brooklyn and braving a very long commute, “You can take me out of Manhattan but you can’t take me out of…

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Love is Mighty's Eco-Chic Vegan Shoes Honor India's Tribal Traditions

ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE Much of Raja’s inspiration derives from her childhood in India, where she was exposed to intricate handworked products such as baskets, jewelry, and…

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Timberland Debuts Foldable Hiking Shoe Made From Recycled Materials

Timberland has created a hiking shoe so lightweight and flexible, you can zip it into itself for space-saving storage. Easier on the eye (and foot) than Crocs or flip-flops, the…

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Suno Debuts Upcycled-Fabric Sneakers to Help Baby Elephants in Kenya

If you’re looking to put a little pep in your step this winter, and you’ve got a yen for helping wildlife, we’ve got the shoe for you. For a limited time, Suno will be…

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TOMS Gets "Glamour" Treatment With Model-Studded Magazine Feature

Elettra Wiedemann for One Frickin Day, an organization that motivates individuals to give a day’s worth of salary or time to charitable projects around the world. Liya Kebede for…

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Jambu's "Volt" Heated Boot Keeps Feet Warm, Illuminated

You may have some hot stilettos in your closet, but nothing will make your winter wardrobe sizzle like the new “Volt” heated boot by Jambu. Each pair comes with its own…

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GPS-Enabled "Smart" Shoes Keep Tabs on Alzheimer's Patients

People living with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia have a tendency to wander off, slipping by even the most diligent of custodians. A new shoe, outfitted with Global Positioning…

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Ringo Starr Designs Timberland Earthkeepers Boot to Benefit WaterAid

Timberland is getting a little help from its friends—ex-Beatle Ringo Starr, to be precise. The shoemaker has announced the launch of “Canvas That Cares,” a new program to…

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18 Vegan Shoe Brands That Are Eco-Friendly and Ethical, to Boot

BEYOND SKIN Based in Brighton in the United Kingdom, Beyond Skin creates its faux-suede footwear using a microfiber called Dinamica, which is made in Italy from 100 percent …

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TOMS Debuts Limited-Edition "Movember" Shoes to Spotlight Men's Cancer

Move over, ladies; TOMS has launched a limited-edition range of shoes to draw attention to cancers affecting men, specifically prostate cancer. The “Movember” movement, a…

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Manolo Blahnik, M. Patmos Make Eco-Friendly Shoes From Waste Tilapia Skins, Cork

A eco-friendly Manolo Blahnik shoe isn’t something we expected to see in our lifetime, but stranger things have happened. The luxury shoemaker, name-checked by Sarah Jessica…

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