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47 Sustainable Shoe Innovations

From Plant-Based Dyed Sneakers to Apple Leather Designs

— August 30, 2019 — Eco
Bowing to pressure from environmentally conscious consumers, many footwear brand shops have launched sustainable shoes that are stylish and eco-friendly. These progressive footwear choices are helping to divert waste from landfill and promote a more circular lifestyle for consumers.

One intriguing example of a sustainable shoe is the Futurecraft Loop by iconic sportswear brand adidas. The sneakers are made to be repurposed infinitely, so once they are past their use, they can be recycled to create a new pair. Another notable innovation is rens sustainable sneakers -- each sneaker is made from 300 grams of coffee waste and 6 recycled plastic bottles. The sustainable shoe is also 100% vegan-friendly and made without the use of animal products.

As more consumers seek sustainable and circular products, corporations have had to shift their products and processing methods to meet consumer demands.
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Repurposed Wood Shoes
Repurposed Wood Shoes
Hey Dude Shoes' Wally Flex-wood Style Helps to Protect Kiwi Birds
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Circular Economy Sneakers
Circular Economy Sneakers
adidas' Futurecraft Loop Footwear Design is Fully Recyclable
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Low-Impact Sustainable Sneakers
Low-Impact Sustainable Sneakers
Tread by Everlane is a Label Working to Offset Carbon Emissions
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44
Recycled Ethical Footwear
Recycled Ethical Footwear
ANKLECO Makes Footwear from Recycled Plastic and Coffee Grounds
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43
Recycled Waste-Crafted Sneakers
Recycled Waste-Crafted Sneakers
Ecoalf's Shao Sneakers are Made from Algae and Ocean Plastic
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42
Low-Impact Fashion Footwear
Low-Impact Fashion Footwear
Reformation's Shoe Collection Has Eco-Friendly Flats, Heels & More
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41
Summer-Ready Sustainable Shoes
Summer-Ready Sustainable Shoes
Everlane Launches the 'Day Glove ReKnit' Just in Time for Summer
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40
Repurposed Meat Sneakers
Repurposed Meat Sneakers
Shahar Livne's 'Blood Sneakers' Repurpose Waste from the Slaughterhouse
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39
Lightweight Ocean Plastic Sneakers
Lightweight Ocean Plastic Sneakers
The adidas Terrex Two Parley Shoes are Made from Ocean Plastic
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Eco-Friendly Knit Sneakers
Eco-Friendly Knit Sneakers
adidas & Parley for the Oceans Unveil The UltraBOOST and UltraBOOST X
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37
Upcycled Plastic-Made Golf Shoes
Upcycled Plastic-Made Golf Shoes
adidas' TOUR360 XT Parley Sneaker Boasts Eco-Friendly Elements
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36
Chic Eco Material Footwear
Chic Eco Material Footwear
The SOLE x United By Blue Shoes are Comfortable and Stylish
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35
Climate-Positive Sneakers
Climate-Positive Sneakers
Elliott Footwear's Vegan Leather Sneakers Use 100% Recycled Microfiber
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Vegan Ocean Plastic Footwear
Vegan Ocean Plastic Footwear
The Duuo 'FENIX' Sneakers are 100% Animal Product-Free
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Biodegradable Vegan Stilettos
Biodegradable Vegan Stilettos
Sydney Brown is Launching a Pair of Environmentally Friendly Heels
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Casual Eco-Friendly Shoe Silhouettes
Casual Eco-Friendly Shoe Silhouettes
The Pacific Boost an Eco Agenda Through Values & Production
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Olive Leather Sneakers
Olive Leather Sneakers
thies' Sneakers Repurpose the Leftover Leaves from an Olive Harvest
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30
Upcycled Denim Sneakers
Upcycled Denim Sneakers
The Converse 'Renew Denim' Chuck 70s Come in Three Washes
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29
Eucalyptus Fiber Running Shoes
Eucalyptus Fiber Running Shoes
The Allbirds Tree Toppers are Eco-Friendly and Odor-Repelling
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28
Bespoke Apple Leather Sneakers
Bespoke Apple Leather Sneakers
Po-Zu Launched A Collection of Apple Skin Sneakers in Two Styles
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27
Sustainable Wool High-Top Shoes
Sustainable Wool High-Top Shoes
Baabuk Releases a New Silhouette of Its Ultra-Comfortable Line
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3D-Printed Recycled Plastic Sneakers
3D-Printed Recycled Plastic Sneakers
The Oliver Cabell 'Phoenix' Sneakers are Eco-Chic
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25
Sustainable Plant-Based Sneakers
Sustainable Plant-Based Sneakers
The Native Plant Shoe is 100% Animal-Free and Biodegradable
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Eco-Friendly Leather Sneakers
Eco-Friendly Leather Sneakers
Everlane Boasts an Ultra-Stylish and Minimalist Leather Trainer
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Upcycled Ocean Plastic Sneakers
Upcycled Ocean Plastic Sneakers
adidas Introduces the New Ultraboost Parley LTD Sneakers
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22
Tire-Constructed Sustainable Shoes
Tire-Constructed Sustainable Shoes
The Sole of the OTH Shoe is Made with Recycled Tires
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21
Elegant Eco Leather Sandals
Elegant Eco Leather Sandals
Christy Dawn's Footwear is Focused on Sustainability and Style
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20
Eco-Friendly Wool Runners
Eco-Friendly Wool Runners
APL's Techloom Breeze Merino Wool Sneakers are Highly Sustainable
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Exclusive Sustainable Everyday Sneakers
Exclusive Sustainable Everyday Sneakers
Amour Vert and Veja Boasts an Ethically Produced Model
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18
Ethically Made Plant-Based Shoes
Ethically Made Plant-Based Shoes
SCOOTS' Footwear Product Makes Use of Pineapples, Corn and Cork
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17
Repurposed Coffee Ground Sneakers
Repurposed Coffee Ground Sneakers
nat-2's Vegan Coffee Sneakers are Made from 50% Coffee Grounds
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16
Luxe Eco-Friendly Fashion
Luxe Eco-Friendly Fashion
Balenciaga and Farfetch Join Forces on a Collaborative Collection
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15
Recycled Leather Sneakers
Recycled Leather Sneakers
A-COLD-WALL* and Nike Introduced Another Collaborative Footwear Design
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14
Recreated Vegan Leather Sneakers
Recreated Vegan Leather Sneakers
Stella McCartney and adidas Reinvented the Stan Smith Sneaker
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13
Biodegradable Vegan Sneakers
Biodegradable Vegan Sneakers
Veja's 'Campo' is Made Entirely from Clean, Bio-Based Materials
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Sustainable High-Top Sneakers
Sustainable High-Top Sneakers
Converse Renew Canvas is Made from Used Plastic Bottles
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Sustainable Zero-Waste Sneakers
Sustainable Zero-Waste Sneakers
Native Shoes' Jefferson 2.0 Slip-On Shoe is Made with 3D Knitting
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10
Plant-Based Dyed Sneakers
Plant-Based Dyed Sneakers
Nike's Plant Color Collection Boasts Sustainability Values for SS19
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9
Coffee-Made Waterproof Sneakers
Coffee-Made Waterproof Sneakers
rens is Launching a Sustainable Odor-Free Unisex Shoe
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8
Apple Leather Sneakers
Apple Leather Sneakers
Womsh's Chunky Vegan Sneakers are Cruelty-Free and Waterproof
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Low-Impact Eco Sneakers
Low-Impact Eco Sneakers
The Norm Sustainable Sneakers are Made from 90% Recycled Materials
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Sustainable Corn-Based Sneakers
Sustainable Corn-Based Sneakers
The Reebok Future Team Launches the NPC UK Cotton Sneakers
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90s-Inspired Vegan Sneakers
90s-Inspired Vegan Sneakers
Nike Recently Launched the Vegan Air Max 90 Sneakers Made from Sawdust
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4
Plant-Based Performance Shoes
Plant-Based Performance Shoes
VIVOBAREFOOT's Primus Lite II Bio is Made with Renewable Materials
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3
High-Performance Cork Sneakers
High-Performance Cork Sneakers
SOLE & United By Blue Created "the World's Most Eco-Friendly Shoe"
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2
Recyclable Modular Sneakers
Recyclable Modular Sneakers
'Up-Part' Shoes are Meant to Be Sold as Highly Customizable Kits
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1
Waterproof Hemp Sneakers
Waterproof Hemp Sneakers
DopeKicks are 100% Vegan, Eco-Friendly Hemp Shoes with Cork Insoles
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