Eco-Friendly Shoes

14 Eco-Friendly Men's Boots For Ushering Fall

DOWN TO EARTH The latest addition to Timberland’s Earthkeepers line, the hardwearing plain-toe boot has a simple and unembellished profile that cleans up nicely for urban wear.…

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14 Eco-Friendly Women’s Boots to Kick Fall Into Gear

FIT FOR A QUEEN Handmade in Spain from faux cobalt suede—and embellished with a contrasting patent-pleather toe cap—Beyond Skin’s Victorian-inspired lace-up is as regal as it…

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Nike Unveils Seamless, Thermo-Molded “Vac Tech” Sneakers

Move over Sous-Vide, there’s a new way to put vacuum packing to creative use. Nike has unveiled a line of thermo-molded shoes without visible seams or stitching. Available just in…

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Mark O'Brien Makes Cardboard Shoes From Recycled Beer Packaging

CARDBOARD KICKS While O’Brien is driven by any material that sparks imaginative storytelling, cardboard remains his medium of choice because of its innate ability to grab…

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OAT Debuts World's First Certified-Biodegradable Leather Sneakers

The Dutch label that invented a sneaker that sprouts flowers is gunning for another first: the world’s premier certified-biodegradable leather shoe. OAT’s new “Limited…

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FTC Fines Reebok $25M for "Deceptive Advertising" Over EasyTone Shoes

Think a pair of Reebok EasyTones is your secret to a shapelier posterior? Turns out, they do zilch for your leg and butt muscles, according to the Federal Trade Commission, which fined…

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New Balance Creates NewSky Sneaker From 95% Recycled Plastic Bottles

BALANCING ACT Because the recycled fabric behaved differently from typical footwear material, New Balance designers Christine Hall and Drew Spieth had to make adjustments to accommodate…

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"Star Wars" Fan Recycles Adidas Sneakers Into Stormtrooper Helmet

“Luke, I am your sneaker.” Okay, so the Lucasian creation you see before you isn’t Darth Vader—it’s actually a Stormtrooper, for those of you non-Star Wars…

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Puma Introduces “Re-Suede” Vegan Sneaker Made With Recycled Materials

For a shoe that was issued in 1968, Puma’s classic suede sneaker has aged remarkably well. That’s not to say it couldn’t benefit from a more contemporary veneer, of…

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Great Scott! Nike Releases “Back to the Future” Sneaker for Charity Auction

Before you ask, no, it doesn’t lace itself—not until 2015, anyway. Otherwise, the 2011 Nike Mag is an exact replica of the glowing sneaker Marty McFly wore in the 1989 hit movie…

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Gucci Goes Leather-Free With Patent Rubber Men's Moccasin

Gucci may be known for luxe textiles and flashy cuts, but the Italian fashion house’s latest offering negotiates waterlogged sidewalks as well as it does the catwalk. The patent…

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Russy Valenki Makes Luxury Sneakers From Vintage Italian Scarves

TIE ONE ON If you’ve never heard of a pavloposad shawl, don’t worry, we did a little research for you. The traditional foulards or scarves first popped up in the city of…

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Can the World's Most Expensive Flip-Flops Save the Rainforest?

At $18,000, Chipkos’ latest pair of flip-flops must surely be the world’s most expensive. Hand-painted by Los Angeles contemporary artist David Palmer, the one-of-a-kind,…

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Christian Louboutin Makes $1,095 Shoe From Recycled Trash

Would you pay a grand for a shoe made of trash? Well, you might if it sports Christian Louboutin’s iconic red sole. Available at Neiman Marcus for no less than $1,095, the luxury…

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"Ze o Ze" Modular Shoes Let You Swap Components for Different Looks

We’ve seen a number of modular shoe designs pop up over the past couple of years, but none are quite as polished as the “Ze o Ze” by Israeli industrial designer…

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TOMS, The Row Collaborate on Cashmere and Italian Wool Shoes

THE ROW x TOMS Ranging from $140 to $150, the shoes come in three different styles: The Larry, the Alexandria, and the Hayden. TOM’s signature alpargata style is unmistakable, but…

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Vegetable-Tanned Leather Sandals by Apolis Preserve Israeli Craftsmanship

Embracing authenticity, artesian aesthetics, and accessibility, Apolis is a social enterprise that empowers people to create inspiring products. (“Apolis,” taken from the Greek,…

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7 Sizzling Vegan Sandals For Summer

From strappy high heels to open-toe booties, each sandal in our lineup is as stylish as it is animal-friendly. For more eco-chic warm weather footwear choices, check out our green…

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