6:12 AM PDT, July 21, 2021
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Ever since quarantine, everyone’s fashion sense has been, well, a little more…casual. We ditched the dresses for bathrobes and traded in high-heels for sneakers and never looked back. Let’s face it, nothing beats a shoe that’s both comfortable and practical –– and in these times, sneakers are the new black.
We found a collection of shoes that companies say are eco-friendly, making for the perfect blend of leisure, comfort, and style.
This self-proclaimed eco-friendly brand says they will plant two trees in the Brazilian rainforest for every pair of sneakers purchased to help restore and preserve local habitats that are being threatened by harsh forest fires and deforestation.
Allbirds say these lightweight shoes are made with natural materials like merino wool and tree-based TENCEL Lyocell, and sugarcane.
This company says it is working to help the running industry clean up the environment and were recently awarded the ISPO Product of the Year and won a special award for Sustainability Achievements for their first ever 100% recyclable running shoe.
Converse Renew uses its timeless 1960s high-top design and experiments with new cotton canvas scraps and repurposed denim and 50% recycled rubber soles.
This Brazilian brand founded only three years ago offers sleek and breathable kicks while using renewable bamboo and insoles made from cork and mamona oil.
This Japanese brand says it is committed to affordable styles while also attempting to have minimal environmental impact. The company says it has started a repair-and-reuse program and uses some eco-friendly materials.
This French footwear company offers simple styles using recycled materials like organic cotton, recycled polyester, and natural rubber where possible.