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35 Upcycled Shoe Designs

From Shipping Package Kicks to Upcycled Denim Sandals

— June 21, 2013 — Eco
Incorporating more eco-friendly features into your fashion choices is a fantastic way to give back to the environment, and these upcycled shoe designs are some creative examples of how average items can be turned into a chic pair of practical kicks.

While some people may think that eco-friendly clothing designs and footwear styles are often visually unappealing, these upcycled shoe designs are showcasing that you still dress fashionably while choosing a more sustainable clothing option. These uniquely designed pieces of footwear have all been made from a variety of recycled materials, allowing individuals the opportunity to wear something completely constructed from something else.

From chic designer shoes made entirely from recycled plastic discs to those made from FedEx envelopes, these upcycled shoe designs are offering individuals a unique way to be more sustainable with their footwear choices.
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Time Machine Sneakers
Time Machine Sneakers
These TARDIS-Painted Sneakers Commemorate Doctor Who
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Empowering Sustainable Shoe Kits
Empowering Sustainable Shoe Kits
The KLEM Project Aims to Provide Every Malawian With Footwear
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Recycled Football Shoes
Recycled Football Shoes
The Nike Vapor Untouchable Celebrates College Football Playoffs
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Salvaged Plastic Runners
Salvaged Plastic Runners
The New Balance 'newSKY' is Made Using Recycled Bottles
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Personified Footwear Sculptures
Personified Footwear Sculptures
Artist Gwen Murphy Turns Old Shoes into Expressive Faces
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Upcycled Cellphone Shoes
Upcycled Cellphone Shoes
Walkie Talkies by O2 Shows What Can be Done With Old Handsets
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Upcycled Plastic Shoes
Upcycled Plastic Shoes
These Shoes Were Made From Collected Plastic Trash
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Eco-Friendly Denim Shoes
Eco-Friendly Denim Shoes
The Puma 'Re-Cut Project' Shoes are Manufactured from Recycled Denim
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Recycled Suede Shoes
Recycled Suede Shoes
The Beyond Skin Footwear Line is Made Largely from Recycled Bottles
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Upcycled Advertisement Footwear
Upcycled Advertisement Footwear
The Jimmy Tomczak 'Paper Feet' are Made from Old Billboards
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Cork-Based Sports Shoes
Cork-Based Sports Shoes
The Nike Cork Air Force 1s are an Eco-Friendly Alternative
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Recycled Skateboard Feet
Recycled Skateboard Feet
Get Stoked Over These Haroshi Transparent Shoes
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DIY Armadillo Slippers
DIY Armadillo Slippers
The DIY Unu Slippers by Robert Hankey are Completely Orginal
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Upcycled Designer Skates
Upcycled Designer Skates
The Dsquared2 Skate Moss Shoes Aren't Fit for Triple Axels
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Crochet Fruit Footwear
Crochet Fruit Footwear
These Knitted High Heels Look Like Various Fruits
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Green Trail Shoes
Green Trail Shoes
'New Balance 070' Uses Reduced Waste Design & Recycled Materials
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Upcycled Sparkle Brogues
Upcycled Sparkle Brogues
The 'DIY Glitter Oxfords' is a Lesson in Refurbishing
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Recycled Rain Boots
Recycled Rain Boots
Boots by 'Waste for Life' are Made From Recycled Plastic Bags
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Recycled Rubbish Sneakers
Recycled Rubbish Sneakers
Your Shoes are Rubbish Turns Ocean Trash into Sleek New Shoes
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Subway Sneakers
Subway Sneakers
Above + Below London Recycles Old Subway Seats Into Sneaks
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Recycled Medical Supply Fashion
Recycled Medical Supply Fashion
'Medic Esthetic' Shoes
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Shoe Made of Garbage
Shoe Made of Garbage
Nike Trash Talk
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Recycled Rasta Shoes
Recycled Rasta Shoes
The Adidas Nizza Lo Grun is a Green Double Threat
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Recycled Shoes
Recycled Shoes
Yellow Port Shoes Made From Recycled Tires and Trucking Canvas
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Chic Recycled Shoes
Chic Recycled Shoes
PleaseMachine Style Lab Creates Footwear Out of Junked Textile
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Customizable Plastic Footwear
Customizable Plastic Footwear
Gaetano Pesce and Melissa Team up to Create Funky Footwear
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Bold Eco Kicks
Bold Eco Kicks
Osborn Design Studios' Shoes Get You on Your Feet in Fair-Trade Fashion
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Eco-Chic Footwear
Eco-Chic Footwear
Dacca Boots Are Made From Plastic Bags
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Upcycled Blue Jean Slippers
Upcycled Blue Jean Slippers
This DIY Project is a Creative Way to Make Use Out of Old Clothing
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Aluminium Can Recycled Shoes
Aluminium Can Recycled Shoes
Tear Your Feet to Shreds?
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Recycled Newspaper Shoes
Recycled Newspaper Shoes
The Eco-Friendly Hot News Ballet Flats from All Black
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Recycled Denim Shoes
Recycled Denim Shoes
Levi's Creates ‘Reused Jean Shoes' From Vintage Clothing
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Shipping Package Kicks
Shipping Package Kicks
These Civic Duty Shoes Were Created From Fedex Envelopes
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High-Top Flip Flops
High-Top Flip Flops
Chuck Taylor Sandals are a Badass Beach Essential
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Upcycled Denim Sandals
Upcycled Denim Sandals
The Jeans Sandal Boots by DaniKshoes are Pants for the Feet
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