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5 sustainable sneaker brands to discover

To be added immediately to your fall/winter rotation

5 sustainable sneaker brands to discover To be added immediately to your fall/winter rotation

Brands we are all somewhat familiar with, such as AllbirdsVejaONCariuma, and many more, are leading by example and making strides in developing products responsibly with the environment at the forefront. There's a rising concern looming as many of us become more aware of the negative impact that producing sneakers has on the environment, encouraging others to forge their own ethically conscious sneaker brands. So, if you're looking for eco-friendly kicks, nss G-Club has compiled a list of 5 up and coming sustainable sneaker brands to discover.

 

F_WD

F_WD (pronounced "Forward"), an Italian brand founded in 2019, is striving forward in every way. They are devoted to forging a greener and brighter future for fashion by developing and leading sustainable technologies for their apparel, accessories, and brand manufacturing processes. Aside from clothing, F WD continues to advocate for and raise awareness about environmental issues in order to become part of the solution. Their design approach reflects their environmentally conscientious and forward-thinking ethos.  Their shoes use futuristic concepts that combine Sophistication and sport in order to create the most everyday shoes and apparel. Feel no guilt in purchasing a pair of FW D sneakers because they are made from recycled, bio-based, vegan, and environmentally friendly materials.

 

Roscomar

Premium sneaker brand Roscomar is a responsible sneaker brand that aims to design shoes with circularity as the main objective of creating products that cause zero-expense to the environment. Engineered with organic materials and bio-based fibers, each sneaker is designed to be recycled and reincarnated, with free end-of-life returns available through their pioneering recycling program. Roscomar believes that by accepting responsibility for their own environmental impact, consumers can make more informed decisions. Their sneakers have a minimalist sleek style, built to last, and intended to allow consumers to buy less collectively reducing our carbon impact.

 

SAYE

Sneaker brand SAYE is proudly made in Europe and designed in Barcelona. Founded in 2017, SAYE combines classic designs with modern sensibilities. SAYE quickly drew a lot of attention, becoming the most funded Spanish fashion project ever on Kickstarter. Since then, they have been able to stay true to their ethos of using high-quality organic and recycled materials  to produce premium sneakers that do not harm the environment. The Modelo '89 is their most popular model, with resemblances to the Reebok Club C. They are simple yet chic, and ideal for everyday wear.And, still, for each pair created, two trees are planted to help restore our world's most precious forests. Today, the brand is still evolving, with a variety of new vegan silhouettes and even clothing.

 

Rombaut

Vegan accessories brand ROMBAUT is on the more luxurious side. Mats Rombaut, a creative mind, integrated all of the traits that many brands strive for: individuality, avant-garde, success, and, most importantly, awareness, to build the ROMBAUT brand. 
The chunky yet wildly bright and bold colors and details can be found on a number of silhouettes, from clogs, heels, sneakers, and boots. Without jeopardizing the use of luxurious plant-based materials, recycled fibers, and high-quality synthetic leather. Frequently toying with cultural clichés and conventional footwear classics, ROMBAUT have developed their own distinctive style able to convey a story through their footwear, which relates to today's more outgoing yet conscious buyers.

 

Nothing New

Nothing fresh is as close to what their name stands for. Rather than creating or using new materials, each pair of Nothing New shoes is made from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic, which uses the equivalent of 5.6 plastic water bottles. In addition, compared to traditional canvas shoes, each pair saves around 160 gallons of water. Nothing new is dedicated to creating better solutions to make footwear in a sustainable way. Furthermore, attempting to raise the bar on how sustainable, transparent, and integral sneaker brands should be. Their designs seem simplistic, they are built to last. With high tensile strength, vulcanized construction, coloured bold hues, they would easily fit into anyone's sneaker rotation.