recycled sneakers

Sneaker Made With Carbon Emissions is a "Shoe Without a Footprint"

We recycle metal, plastic, paper, so why not carbon dioxide? That’s the question that NRG Energy posed to the audience on Wednesday at New York Fashion Week, where the utility…

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Adidas, Parley Giving Away 50 Pairs of Shoes Made From Ocean Plastic

TAKE BACK THE OCEAN “This Adidas x Parley running shoe is already iconic,” Eric Liedtke, Adidas Group executive board member responsible for global brands, said in a statement.…

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Nike Now Makes Most of Its Products From Recycled Waste

Nike is doubling down on waste. In its annual sustainability report, issued on Wednesday, the sportswear giant revealed that 71 percent of its shoes and apparel today contains recycled…

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Nike Celebrates Four Years of Flyknit, Now Uses Recycled Polyester

Nike toasted the fourth anniversary of “Flyknit” with an infographic about its mold-breaking technology. What’s the big deal? Unlike conventional shoemaking…

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Adidas, Parley Create 3D-Printed Sneaker From Ocean Trash

Six months after unveiling a sneaker made almost entirely from recycled ocean trash, Adidas and Parley for the Oceans have done themselves one better. In addition to an upper made from…

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Vans, Charlotte Stone Create Eco-Friendly Recycled Sneakers

ECO KICKS Although Stone usually works with leather, she decided on a different tack. “With the Vans project, I had to think about how to make them special without using leather,…

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Adidas, Parley Create World's First Sneakers Made From Ocean Trash

SEA LEGS “At Parley for the Oceans, we want to establish the oceans as a fundamental part of the debate around climate change,” Gutsch said. “Our objective is to boost…

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Vittel Will Turn Your Old Couch into Bespoke Running Shoes

Vittel bottled water company wants Europeans to get off their couch and get moving and to do that, they’ll turn your old couch into a new pair of custom running shoes. The French…

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These Sneakers are 100 Percent Rubbish—And It's All Our Fault

COMPLETE GARBAGE “We made these shoes out of 100 percent rubbish found on U.K. shoes,” one poster proclaims. “And we could make a whole lot more.” Another…

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Adidas, Pharrell to Turn Ocean Plastic, Recycled Bottles Into Sneakers

G-Star Raw isn’t the only fashion firm clapping along to Pharrell Williams’s beat. The award-winning musician-songwriter-producer has inked a long-term deal with…

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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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"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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Nike Turns Shredded Magazines Into Colorful Sneakers

WELL-READ If print is dead, then it can ask for no better afterlife than the Nike Women’s Premium Print Pack, a limited-edition lineup of sneakers made with strips of old…

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Japanese Company Upcycles Scrap Tires Into Cool-Looking Sneakers, Bags

Keeping tires out of landfills is a tough job considering how many they are. (Multiply the number of cars on the road by four or in the case of large trucks, as much as 18.) Still, tire…

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