Sustainable sneakers made stylish

Sneaker brands are pushing for sustainable sneakers in recent years. While they used upcycled materials, sustainable sneakers need not be boring, and that has been proven with adidas’ Parley line of sneakers.

One of the earlier designs of the adidas x Parley collab. Yes, they look stylish even if the upper is made from upcycled plastic.

For Converse and its upcycled Renew line, the Boston-based sneaker brand gives a tri-panel makeover to the Chuck 70 Hi Renew and Chuck 70 Ox Renew.

For this collection, Converse used three different shades of canvas—all made from factory scraps—to give a unique character to the sneaker. The Chuck 70 Hi Renew has Sandy Tan, Burnished Orange, and Vintage Purple panels, while the Chuck 70 Ox Renew has Baby Blue, Natural Ivory, and soft Springtime Pink panels.

Both pairs come with Ivory toe caps, silver lace eyelets, brown recycled cup midsoles, and special Renew badges.

Both pairs are slated to drop in the US on May 15: $95(~Php 4.8k) for the Chuck 70 Hi Renew, and $90(~Php 4.6k) for the Chuck 70 Ox Renew. No word yet if they will be available locally.

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