Luxury low-impact sneakers for a greener footprint
Chloé, Prada and Valentino Garavani launch eco-friendly, low-impact sneakers
Sustainable sneakerheads, rejoice! Prada and Adidas, Chloé and Valentino Garavani have launched low-impact sneakers that use biomaterials, recycled waste, traceable supply chains, and more to ensure your sneakers are a little kinder to the earth they’re on. walk.
Prada and Adidas
Two fashion titans have come together to create one stunning sneaker in this latest launch from Adidas and Prada Re-Nylon. The new low-impact sneaker sees the iconic Adidas Originals Forum style reimagined in Prada’s revolutionary Re-Nylon fabric, which is made from recycled ocean plastic and textile waste and can be recycled endlessly.
Even better? These more durable sneakers also come with a removable Prada mini pouch just big enough to store your keys or spare cash.
Photograph by Zoe Ghertner
Chloé’s new Nama sneaker reflects the brand’s reinvigorated commitment to eco-friendly production practices under the leadership of its recently appointed, sustainability-focused Creative Director, Gabriela Hearst.
The hand-stitched recycled mesh upper of the ‘Nama’ sneaker is complemented by Leather Working Group-certified suede accents and an ultra-lightweight platform base. Tracing everything from the extraction of the product’s raw material to its production, Chloé has calculated that the production of “Nama” emits 35% less greenhouse gases and consumes 80% less water than its predecessor. , the “Sonnie” sneaker.
The end result is an eye-catching pair of sneakers that reflects the brand’s enduring ethos and cheerful, laid-back aesthetic.
Valentino Garavani’s classic Open and Rockstud Untitled trainers have received an eco-friendly update thanks to the brand’s new Open for a Change project. The more sustainable trainers are made from organic eco-leather and a partially recycled rubber sole, while even the laces are made from recycled polyester and the brand’s signature studs are made from recycled nylon.
Sporting the inscription “Open for a Change” on the side, the new sneakers announce the launch of the brand’s initiative to explore more sustainable materials and techniques in its future creations.