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These Biodegradable Vegan Kengos Sneakers Are Made From 98% Plants

3 Mins Read Vegan sneakers are having a moment right now. But these new sneakers, called the Kengos Lace-Up, have just launched to steal the show. The new shoe, which is currently in beta phase, is biodegradable, vegan-friendly and made from 98% plant-based materials. Kengos, a Brooklyn, New York-based sneaker company launched just last year and formerly known […]

Eco Kicks: Sean Wotherspoon & Adidas Release Vegan SuperEarth Sneaker Collab

3 Mins Read Sean Wotherspoon, one of the most renowned sneakerheads in the world and brainchild behind the famous Nike Air Max 97/1, has teamed up with sportswear giant Adidas to launch SuperEarth, a new collaboration of vegan-friendly and sustainable sneakers. With this latest release, it looks like animal-free and eco-friendly kicks are taking over the mainstream. Having […]

8 Vegan Eco Sneakers We’re Loving Right Now

5 Mins Read Believe it or not, many sneakers out there aren’t vegan or sustainable – they are made with animal products such as leather, wool padding or might even be proofed with beeswax. You might be wondering: which shoes are plant-based and eco-friendly then? We’re here to help with some of our top picks so you can […]

Sustainable Sneaker Brand Veja Opens First Repair & Recycle Test Hub

3 Mins Read French sustainable sneaker label Veja has just opened its first Test Hub dedicated to clean, recycle and refurbish old pairs of Veja shoes. It will also offer customers prototypes of the brand’s shoes that hadn’t made the cut to go to market, which will be sold at reduced prices, as well as pairs from old […]

Federer Kicks? Tennis Superstar Launches Sustainable Vegan Leather Sneakers

3 Mins Read Legendary tennis champion Roger Federer has recently launched his first tennis-inspired vegan sneaker. Partnering with Swiss footwear brand On, the new unisex tennis sneaker is made from vegan leather and is designed to be as lightweight as possible to reduce material consumption. Since its launch, the limited-edition shoes have already been sold out, with fans […]

Adidas Turns Two Of Its Most Iconic Sneaker Designs Vegan

3 Mins Read Global sportswear and sneaker giant Adidas is veganising its most iconic Adidas original designs. It has revamped two classic models, the Samba and the Continental 80, and both shoes are now completely animal-free and contains sustainable and recycled materials. The move is a part of the sportswear industry’s gradual shift towards plant-based and eco-friendly products […]

Adidas & Allbirds Partner To Develop ‘Lowest Ever Carbon Footprint’ Sports Shoe

3 Mins Read Global sportswear giant Adidas and sustainable shoe brand Allbirds are now collaborating to develop a new performance shoe with the lowest carbon footprint ever recorded. In the process, the two companies share sustainable innovations and knowledge. The major partnership comes as mainstream brands across the board are looking to shine their eco-credentials in line with […]

Allbirds Launches Carbon Footprint Count For Every Sneaker In Its Collection

3 Mins Read New Zealand-American sustainable shoe brand Allbirds has begun offering a carbon footprint count for every shoe in its collection. It partnered with Los Angeles-based environmental consultancy firm Clean Agency to calculate the impact of each product, from production to use to end of life, and this information will be displayed on the brand’s website. It […]

Puma Launches Sportswear Collection Made From Recovered Ocean Plastic Waste

3 Mins Read German multinational sportswear brand Puma has created a new collection of footwear and clothing made using recycled plastic. In collaboration with First Mile, a United Kingdom-based company supporting low-income communities around the world, Puma used more than 190,000 recovered plastic bottles to make yarns to produce the products.  Puma has revealed a new sustainable collection […]

Nike Creates “Low Carbon Footprint” Vegan Sneakers Using Waste

3 Mins Read Nike is the latest multinational brand to take on sustainable sneakers, unveiling their new “Space Hippie” sneaker collection that will debut this Spring. The collection will feature a range of vegan-friendly sneakers made using recycled waste, including plastic bottles and textile factory waste such as t-shirts and yarn scraps.  Announcing a new collection of eco-friendly […]

Reebok Makes First Sustainable Plant-Based Performance Running Shoe

3 Mins Read Reebok, the global sports footwear and apparel brand, has just announced their brand new sustainable plant-based performance running shoe. Named the Forever Floatride GROW, the running shoe made with castor beans, algae foam, natural rubber and eucalyptus will be commercially available in Autumn 2020. Containing no petroleum-based plastics at all, the product is a step […]

Sales Of Vegan Dr. Marten’s Shoes Up 279% Since 2017

3 Mins Read From a small boot line in the English Midlands to a globally renowned wardrobe staple, Dr. Marten’s boots have endured over the years and remained a popular fashion choice. The brand has kept it’s cool and relevance by producing a line of vegan-friendly boots – which have shot up their sales in recent years. To […]