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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

Veja Volley Sneakers

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Designed in Paris, made fair trade in Brazil. $125.00

Masquerading as a stack of firewood, rustic yet modern, movable and built from sustainable material - this log cabin has it all.   Created by Dutch designer and architect Piet Hein Eek, the structure - built on wheels to bypass building regulations – is a rehearsal space for a musician.   The tree-trunk exterior encases a steel frame salvaged from a builders' yard. The facade......read more

Nike Print Pack

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Shoes made from shredded magazines prove there's life in print media yet.

Of all the things you can do with recycled paper, this wasn't one we saw coming. Nike Sportswear's limited edition Women's Premium Print Pack launches this week with three offerings made from the shredded pages of glossy magazines. The recycled paper is delicately stitched together then coated with a transparent solution that ensures they don't fall apart or catch on fire. The......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

Exhilaration by Civic Duty Shoes

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Tyvek shoes in every color $59.00

Civic Duty is a socially minded footwear company founded upon the simple premise that a leisure shoe can be attractive, fun, and comfortable while causing minimal impact to the environment in its production. Their Exhilaration line is made of Tyvek, a water resistant and highly durable material you normally see used in building houses or Fedex envelopes. These creative shoes come in a myriad of......read more

Architect Frank Gehry is working with city officials to draft a new master plan for the redevelopment of the Los Angeles River, bringing the avant-garde sensibilities of one of the world's best-known artistic celebrities to the struggle to remake 51 miles of the Los Angeles Basin's largely desolate central waterway. Gehry's designs for the flaring steel walls of the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao,......read more

House Shoes by Chilote

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Comfy, cozy, & conscious $62.00

This award winning design combines elements of craft, technology, and sustainability all in one appealing and cozy product. Made of local wool from free range Patagonian sheep for the uppers and natural salmon skin leather for the soles, these slippers will conform to the wearer’s foot in no time. Each pair is geo-tagged with a QR code that leads to the geographical and production details......read more

Lasso Shoes

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These comfy, self-assembled slippers are made from a single piece of wood felt, with a leather sole $40.00

These warm, sustainability-minded slippers are the brainchild of French designer Gaspard Tine-Beres, who you might know from his Short Circuit kitchen applicance collection. Now Tine-Beres has teamed with fellow Frenchman Ruben Valensi to create Lasso Shoes, a Kickstarter-funded indoor footwear design made from a single piece of wood felt attached to a leather sole. The concept is driven by......read more

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