These sneakers are made with renewable, sustainable materials-organic cotton, reclaimed rubber, recycled plastic water bottles, and more-will reduce your ecological footprint. (Pictured clockwise from bottom left.)
Outsoles from old tires, footbeds from recovered plastic bottles, and organic cotton make slip-on Carousel by Simple ultra-planet-friendly.
A collapsible heel converts Patagonia's hempand-leather Patrol from sneaker to slide and back again. Reclaimed rubber outsoles and 15 percent recycled foam footbeds lend comfort and support.
Teva, widely known for its strappy sandals, crafted the Keagan from recycled trash. The canvas lining consists of postconsumer plastic bottles, and the outside contains 50 percent reclaimed rubber.
The fair-trade Volley by Veja incorporates organic cotton canvas and renewable, biodegradable natural latex collected from wild rubber trees in the Amazon rain forest.
Keen's Ventura features a jute, cork, and natural latex footbed; a natural rubber outsole; recycled aluminum eyelets; and waterbased glues.
Text by Jill Russell
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