Whether you wear sneakers on a regular basis or save them for pared-down outfits, there's a bevy of cute and sustainable sneakers out there that put a spring in your step and better the environment at the same time. And fortunately, the selection doesn't stop at those specifically designed for climbing the StairMaster either. These fashion-forward pairs can be teamed with high-waisted jeans, midi dresses, denim skirts, the list goes on.
After taking into account the inventive ways in which brands achieve sustainable footwear – transforming recycled water bottles into wool or neoprene, remaining attentive to often over-looked details such as eyelets or shoelace caps, leveraging rice waste, and even reinvesting sneaker profits into reforestation – the end result of bettering the planet makes eco-friendly options even chicer.
Ahead, shop the 23 best sustainable sneakers on the market right now, from snake-print styles to chunky platforms.
O2 Monde Shalvi
A recyclable outsole and bio-based lining are just two of the reasons why this O2 Monde Shalvi ($288) sneaker is chic as hell. The elevated style easily transitions from day to night.