Before you start thinking about spring fashion and shopping, consider: the sustainable white sneaker. There’s little as fresh and satisfying as a pair that fits well, feels comfortable, and goes with everything.
Here are seven stand-outs made with responsible materials — many of them recycled, all incredibly easy to wear…
7 Perfect Sustainable White Sneakers
Nike Air Force 1 ’07 Next Nature | (Above, left) You can’t get more classic than Nike Air Force 1. The ‘Next Nature’ shoe has been updated with at least 20% recycled materials by weight. Sure, Nike may not be the first brand to come to mind when it comes to sustainability, but we like the idea of supporting better products from big brands.
Alohas TB.65 Leather Sneakers | (Above, right) Don’t sleep on Alohas! We love this brand for accessories of all kinds. Incredibly stylish and responsibly made, these sneakers are made on demand (translation: less waste) and crafted from sustainable leather certified by the Leather Working Group.
Veja V-10 Sneakers | We love these retro-inspired sneakers and the brand behind them. Veja went viral a few years back with their subtly branded and sustainably made sneaks, and we don’t expect their popularity to fade anytime soon. Carefully selected materials include responsibly-sourced Amazon rubber, rice waste and recycled polyester.
Everlane The Trainer | We love this vintage style from Everlane, but apparently so does everyone else as the style is sold out since the writing of this story! Pivot to these recycled leather Court Sneakers — cute, with a remarkably low-waste lifecycle you can follow on the shoe’s product page.
SeaVees Hawthorne Slip On | There’s nothing better than a pair of slip-on sneakers for the busiest days. We’re huge fans of California-based SeaVees, both for their iconic designs and commitment to easy-on-the-earth materials. This sleek little slip-on is made with cotton poplin, natural rubber and consciously crafted using a time-honored vulcanization process.
Rothy’s The Original Slip On Sneaker | Serving up unbeatable comfort and effortless street style, this slip-on sneake is a washable staple made for every adventure. Even better? It’s knit from plastic bottles.
Allbirds Wool Runners | What would a sustainable sneaker round-up be without AllBirds? We’re huge fans for the sockless wear (thanks to superfine, regenerative Merino wool), New Zealand origin story and irresistible design.
Diadora Mi Low Top Sneakers | The environmentally-friendly edition of this iconic diadora style is a special edition and part of diadora’s 2030 project. These sneakers are uniquely unisex, and we’re living for the mottled sole and timeless design. The MI Basket Row Cut 2030 includes GRS or RCS and FSC-certified materials, mamy of them derived from waste from wine and sugar cane processing.
Which sneakers did we leave out? Tell us your sustainable faves in the comments below!
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