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40 Sustainable Shoe Designs

From Plant-Based Running Shoes to Cork-Accented Eco Sneakers

— February 19, 2020 — Eco
Worries about climate change have forced brands and services across industries to reimagine the manufacturing process from scratch and this concern about the planet facilitates various cutting-edge materials -- these sustainable shoe examples are a testimony of that.

For instance, SCOOTS has been credited to perfect the plant-based shoe for everyday use by using innovative materials such as pineapple and corn for the upper and cork for the insole. VIVOBAREFOOT, on the other hand, takes the sustainable shoe to a whole new level by designing its Primus Lite || Bio to be made with 30% renewable plant-based materials, including natural rubber, yellow dent field corn, and harvested algae.

Services like 'Reebok to Go' take a different approach toward the sustainable shoe design by enabling a P2P business model for shoes.
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Minimalistic Sustainable Sneakers
Minimalistic Sustainable Sneakers
New Movements' Line of Sneakers are Made from Circular Materials
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Sustainable Trail Runner Footwear
Sustainable Trail Runner Footwear
The Merrell Bare Access XTR Sweeper Has Eco-Friendly Materials
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Bespoke Antimicrobial Shoes
Bespoke Antimicrobial Shoes
Anther's Sterling Loafer Combine Science and Craftsmanship
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Sustainable eCommerce Shoe Lines
Sustainable eCommerce Shoe Lines
Reformation's Shoe Line is Stylish and Summery
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Planet-Friendly Footwear Designs
Planet-Friendly Footwear Designs
Call It Spring's Sustainable Shoe Designs Use Eco Materials
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Low-Impact Fashion Footwear
Low-Impact Fashion Footwear
Reformation's Shoe Collection Has Eco-Friendly Flats, Heels & More
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Recycled Ethical Footwear
Recycled Ethical Footwear
ANKLECO Makes Footwear from Recycled Plastic and Coffee Grounds
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Repurposed Meat Sneakers
Repurposed Meat Sneakers
Shahar Livne's 'Blood Sneakers' Repurpose Waste from the Slaughterhouse
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Shareable Shoe Services
Shareable Shoe Services
'Reebok to Go' Takes Inspiration from Vehicle Sharing Models
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Cannabis Leaf Sneakers
Cannabis Leaf Sneakers
nat-2's Luxury Vegan Sneakers are Made with Real Cannabis Leaves
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Eco-Friendly Apple-Made Sneakers
Eco-Friendly Apple-Made Sneakers
The 'Komrads APL' Sneaker Has a Sustainable, Vegan Profile
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Sustainable Rugged Rain Boots
Sustainable Rugged Rain Boots
Everlane Launches Its First-Ever Rain Boot Selection for the Season
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Cork-Accented Eco Sneakers
Cork-Accented Eco Sneakers
The Nike SB Dunk High Cork Boasts a Naturalistic Design
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Fatigue Prevention Travel Shoes
Fatigue Prevention Travel Shoes
The Sanuk Chiba Journey LX is Made from Plant-Based Yulex
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Recycled Rubber Footwear
Recycled Rubber Footwear
The Arbor Collective Foundation LX Sneakers are Comfy and Casual
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Upcycled Denim Sneakers
Upcycled Denim Sneakers
The Converse 'Renew Denim' Chuck 70s Come in Three Washes
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Recycled Knit Sneakers
Recycled Knit Sneakers
SUAVS' Legacy High-Tops are Made with About Eight Recycled Plastic Bottles
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Sustainable Luxury Footwear Brands
Sustainable Luxury Footwear Brands
Nomasei Aims to Make Luxury Footwear More Eco-Friendly
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Lightweight Anti-Bacterial Shoes
Lightweight Anti-Bacterial Shoes
Nature Shoes' Compact Slip-On Footwear is Incredibly Versatile
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Recycled Performance Runners
Recycled Performance Runners
adidas' Futurecraft Loop Phase 2 Repurposes the First Loop Style
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Recyclable Running Shoes
Recyclable Running Shoes
The Sustainable Runner by Way Running is Made with Natural Materials
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Recycled Space-Age Sneakers
Recycled Space-Age Sneakers
The Nike Space Hippie Sneakers are Crafted Using Space Waste Yarn
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Recyclable Running Shoes
Recyclable Running Shoes
Solomon Unveils a Sustainable Pair of Shoes For Repurposing
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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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Plant-Based Running Shoes
Plant-Based Running Shoes
Reebok's Performance Running Shoe is Made with Beans & Algae
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Elegant Eco Leather Sandals
Elegant Eco Leather Sandals
Christy Dawn's Footwear is Focused on Sustainability and Style
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Sustainable Plant-Based Sneakers
Sustainable Plant-Based Sneakers
The Native Plant Shoe is 100% Animal-Free and Biodegradable
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Bespoke Apple Leather Sneakers
Bespoke Apple Leather Sneakers
Po-Zu Launched A Collection of Apple Skin Sneakers in Two Styles
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Sheep-Inspired Wool Sneakers
Sheep-Inspired Wool Sneakers
Baabuk's New Blacknose Collection is Sustainable & Ethically Produced
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Apple Leather Footwear
Apple Leather Footwear
Von D Shoes' New Vegan Shoe Collection Features an Unusual Material
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Vegan-Friendly Bamboo Sneakers
Vegan-Friendly Bamboo Sneakers
Cariuma's IBI Sneakers are Knit from Bamboo & Recycled Plastics
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Customizable African Shoes
Customizable African Shoes
Zazzle & Ubuntu Life are Amplifying Customization & Community Support
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Ethically Made Plant-Based Shoes
Ethically Made Plant-Based Shoes
SCOOTS' Footwear Product Makes Use of Pineapples, Corn and Cork
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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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Plant-Based Dyed Sneakers
Plant-Based Dyed Sneakers
Nike's Plant Color Collection Boasts Sustainability Values for SS19
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Data-Driven Printed Sneakers
Data-Driven Printed Sneakers
The Stella McCartney x adidas AlphaEdge 4D Sneaker is 3D-Printed
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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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90s-Inspired Vegan Sneakers
90s-Inspired Vegan Sneakers
Nike Recently Launched the Vegan Air Max 90 Sneakers Made from Sawdust
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High-Performance Cork Sneakers
High-Performance Cork Sneakers
SOLE & United By Blue Created "the World's Most Eco-Friendly Shoe"
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Plant-Based Performance Shoes
Plant-Based Performance Shoes
VIVOBAREFOOT's Primus Lite II Bio is Made with Renewable Materials
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