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SHFT Sampler 3-4-11

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Glowing igloo eco art, bad ass bike shoes, Patagonia's new music program, and more.

Move Your Feet: LA footwear brand Generic Surplus teamed up with Danish fashion label Wood Wood to launch a spring shoe model designed specifically for biking. Made of weather-resistant treated canvas with an overlay toe cap, extra seams and a non-skid rubber for better grip. Nice look. Neon Inuit: A glowing igloo made of recycled water jugs makes a powerful statement on the effects of climate......read more

Footwear Fertilizer: OAT's Compostable Kicks

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Just bury 'em and watch 'em bloom.

Worn out sneakers are some fairly nasty business, and not just 'cause they stink. Rubber, leather, and ink aren't the most compostable things on the planet. There's not a ton of options for recycling shoes either. Enter Dutch footwear brand OAT Shoes, which recently dropped a 100% biodegradable series of kicks that rightfully won the company a green design award at Amsterdam Fashion Week. Called......read more

Forest Of Ginkgo: Eco Footwear Collection

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New Italian shoe brand keeps its footprint to a minimum

Having survived the Ice Age, the 270 million year-old Ginkgo tree is a classic example of a "living fossil," a lone hanger-on from a group that was far more diverse and widespread in the distant past. Taking its name from this remarkable tree, a new Italian footwear brand -- Forest of Ginkgo (F.O.G.) -- uses the Ginkgo as a metaphor for long-lasting, environmentally conscious......read more

Stylish, Sustainable Footwear by Martha Davis

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At San Francisco's Workshop Residence, the multifaceted designer embraces the natural warmth of reclaimed wood

Considering her background in industrial design, it should come as no surprise that Martha Davis takes a structural approach to designing footwear. "My approach is always fairly architectural," she explained to Cool Hunting. "I don't do a lot of decorating." The multifaceted designer, who has more than twenty patents registered in the US, spent the last few months at San Francisco's......read more

New Balance newSKY 101

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Minimal runner sports an eco-friendly upper made of 95% recycled PET plastic $89.99

As most joggers are by now aware, there's a burgeoning movement readers of runners eschewing super-cushioned shoes for "minimal" ones inspired by running barefoot. Boston-based New Balance is helping lead the movement with its popular NB Minimus line, which provided the design foundation for the pared-down newSKY collection. The difference? The newSKY line is informed by sustainable design......read more

Sport Espadrilles

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Biodegradable summer footwear from Industry of All Nations $35.00

With June peering around the corner, it's time to get the wardrobe primed for the hot season ahead. And when it comes to footwear, nothing says summer sunshine like espradrilles. These entries from Industry of All Nations bring sustainability to the fore. The unisex Sport Espadrilles feature braided jute soles (stitched in a small Uruguayan town using century-old techniques), while the soft,......read more

New Balance NewSky

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The latest iteration of NB's minimal shoes made from recycled plastic $90.00

The NewSky, from New Balance, is an everyday, around-the-house shoe that takes design cues from the "minimal" running shoes that have taken the jogging world by storm. It's minimalist in more ways than one, since it makes extensive use of post-consumer recycled materials, in this case uppers made from PET plastic bottles (on average, each pair uses the equivalent of eight 20-ounce PET......read more

Apolis Middle East Project

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LA company ignites cross-border footwear collaboration between Israel and Palestine

This short video tells an inspiring story of a cross-border, cooperative triumph over exclusionary geo-politics. It starts in Los Angeles, where Apolis is based. The design/advocacy brand hires third-generation shoemaker Shlomy Azolay to craft its Co-Op Leather Sandals in Tel Aviv, Israel. Azolay, for his part, partners with West Bank-based footwear producer Mohammad “Hijazi”......read more

Salomon Sick Stick Snowboard

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Fair trade footwear project provides hope for Guatemalan artisans. $550.00

The Sick Stick freestyle powder snowboard utilizes a revolutionary bamboo core. Made by sandwiching a core between two structural bamboo veneers, the weight of traditional fiberglass and resin is reduced by 25%. There are no petroleum-based topsheet materials or lacquer coats - the graphic is direct-printed on the board, making it less toxic and, in turn, lighter.   The Sick Stick comes in......read more

Best Foot Forward

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Fashionable, fair trade footwear from Brooklyn's Osborn Shoes.

Osborn Shoes, the line of fair trade footwear designed in Brooklyn by husband-and-wife duo Aaron and Carla Osborn, pretty much hits all the right notes for us. The bright, boldly patterned oxfords, slip-ons and booties are handmade in Guatemala using local and recycled textiles and leather. Not only do they make your feet look like the life of the party, they provide meaningful work for......read more

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