On the search for sustainable shoes? Add a fresh look to your Spring wardrobe with sneakers made from environmentally friendly materials. Featuring everything from recycled water bottles to organic cotton, these kicks will keep the planet pleased.
Blackspot shoes are developed from 100% organic hemp and water-based glues. Their edgy shoes are both worker and eco-friendly, with a goal in mind, “to kick megacorporate ass”, cutting into Nike, they say, to “unswoosh that tired old swoosh and give birth to a new kind of cool.” Combine vegetarian-made materials with a little politics to make a statement on your feet.
Simple Shoes‘ (right) line of sustainable footwear resembles trendy, fashion forward footwear. Their ecoSNEAKS are made of earth-friendly materials, such as PET, organic cotton, silk, and recycled car tired. Green Toe shoes are made just from natural materials. Their Planet Walkers are a new shoe easy on your feet with planet-friendly comfort. They offer a huge array of choices for men, women and kids.
That doesn’t stop Nike from jumping on the eco-train. Their CONSIDERED line is created without any adhesives, and the materials are locally produced. They can also easily be taken apart to be recycled. That’s one step forward, Nike.
Go back to basics with Gurkee’s® Sandals – or, as the company calls them, “Jesus sandals”. Made from carpet fibre, these salt-water and chlorine resistant shoes are machine washable, and built to last. Perfect for everyday where, or avoiding grungy shower floors in your gym or university dorm.
Patagonia combines casual shoes with earthy colours. Available for men, women, and kids, these shoes feature vegetable-based laces, recycled rubber, cork and hemp fibers in their material list. Other materials, such as leather, meet strict ISO 14001 environmental standards.
With the amount of environmentally-friendly companies growing, these are just a selection of the sneaker that will ensure you sustainability every step of the way.
Image courtesy of Simple Shoes