sustainable sneakers

Adidas Debuts First Shoe Made Almost Completely by Robots

FUTURE SHOE Adidas also harnessed a motion-capture technology called “Aramis” to map the natural movement of the foot and create a more supportive and flexible…

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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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Rombaut Uses Pineapple "Leather" to Make Vegan-Friendly Sneakers

We’ve seen the future of leather and it doesn’t involve cows. Take Rombaut, for instance. Eschewing animal hide, the experimental Parisian label harnesses plant-based…

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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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ShiftWear Lets You Customize Your Sneakers Via Smartphone

An incredible feat of wearable technology could be your new, customizable kicks. The amazing new sneaker company, ShiftWear, fuses a digital screen and wearable fabric, enabling fashion…

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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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Adidas Introduces Running Shoe With 3D-Printed Materials

Unlike collaborator Kanye West, who voiced his concern in September about three-dimensional printing “destroying” the fashion industry, Adidas isn’t threatened by the…

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Vibram's Furoshiki-Inspired Shoe Wraps Around Your Foot Like Fabric

Vibram—it of “FiveFinger” shoe infamy—is hawking a new offbeat concept in footwear: the “Furoshiki” sneaker. Inspired by the Japanese tradition of bundling objects…

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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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Christophe Guinet "Grows" Nike Sneakers From Flowers, Seeds

Christophe Guinet isn’t, in the words of Nike, just doing it; he’s growing it. Living up to his nom de guerre, the French artist known as “Monsieur Plant” has…

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Vans Introduces "Prelow" Sneaker Made From Cork

Vans wants you to put a cork in it this summer. The skatewear brand’s “Prelow” sneaker, part of its premium OTW collection, now includes a cork-clad option. Cork hails…

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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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Esprit Debuts PETA-Approved Vegan Sneakers for Women

Esprit’s new collection of women’s sneakers isn’t just vegan-friendly, it’s also endorsed by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. Available online and at…

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Supermodel Lily Cole, Veja Collaborate on Rainforest-Friendly Sneakers

If anyone knows how to walk the walk, it’s Lily Cole. The British supermodel, actress, and environmentalist has crossed ankles with French ethical footwear label Veja to create a…

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Vans Collaborates With Della to Create Socially Conscious Batik Sneakers

Too hot for boots, too cool for sandals? Split the difference with a pair of batik-print sneakers from Vans. Produced in partnership with Della, a fair-trade label that employs artisans…

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