The plastic pollution problem is a global crisis, there’s no question about it. Recycled shoes used to be a rare thing but not anymore. These days both new and established brands are coming out with shoes from recycled materials. Plastic used to make disposable plastic bottles, can be melted down and then spun into fibers, That’s the secret behind these sneakers!
Check out these innovative brands that are making amazing sneakers made from recycled plastic and other recycled materials.
1. Adidas Parley Recycled Plastic Sneakers
Adidas, in partnership with Parley for the Oceans, have created a successful collaboration Parley collects coastal plastic waste before it actually gets into the ocean. Then, the plastic is converted into threads, which Adidas uses to make recycled shoes.
2. Timberland ThreadTM Recycled Canvas Collection
In collaboration with ThreadTM, , Timberland reclaims plastic bottles collected on the streets and in the canals of Haiti. Bottles are recycles into what Timberland claims to be “the most responsible fabric on the planet.” The result is a classic Timberland boot that is eco-friendly.
3. Converse Recycled Chuck Taylors
A Twsist to Converse’s classic Chuck Taylors. The iconic high tops and low tops are now made with 30-40% recycled manufacturing waste, mainly scraps from Converse’s own factory. Their soles are also made with recycled rubber.
4. Nike Flyknit Recycled Running Shoes
As a response to a request from runners across the globe, Nike has developed Flyknit. The sneakers provides a barefoot sensation by replacing the standard materials with a so-called sock. The “sock” is made from plastic bottles retrieved from the ocean and landfill.
5. Vivobarefoot Shoes
The closest you can get to an actual barefoot experience. Vivobarefoot is all about going barefoot while still wearing shoes. Their sneakers are made with eco-friendly canvas, which is made from 40% recycled plastic.
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