From sporty to laidback, sustainable styles are suitable for the park, trail and concrete jungles.
Photography by Nancy Campbell; Fashion editor: Lauren Parker.
Clockwise from top: Saola sneaker features a knit upper made of 90 percent recycled plastic bottles, organic cotton laces, natural cork and Algae Foam insole, and a 20 percent recycled EVA outsole. Clogs with sustainable cork footbeds by Birkenstock. Sneaker boot by DNA Footwear features a 100-percent recycled PET bottle upper, organic cotton laces, recycled mattress foam midsole, organic cotton or natural cork insole, and a rubber outsole.
Clockwise from top: Timberland sneaker with ReBOTL upper featuring at least 50 percent recycled PET material. The dye-free trail runner by Merrell saves 80 percent water and 50 percent energy compared to making dyed shoes and features laces and a mesh upper made from recycled materials. Staheekum slippers feature recycled water bottle linings and uppers made in LWG gold rated tanneries.
Clockwise from top left: Keen hybrid hiker features leather upper made by LWG-certified tanneries to reduce chemical use and water pollution and a footbed infused with probiotic technology that naturally breaks down odor without heavy metals or hazardous chemicals. Toms slip-ons feature plant dyed canvas uppers and linings made with Tencel Lyocell, a soft fiber made from wood pulp and sourced from sustainably managed forests. Twisted X ecoTWX sneaker upper is made from recycled water bottles and a tree is planted for every pair sold through onetreeplanted.org.