Sustainable sneakers - these brands wear the stars

Sustainable sneakers that are stylish: these are the luxury items of our time. Many stars already rely on fair trade shoes from Veja, McCartney and Co.

Sustainable sneakers
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This is how sustainable fashion and new luxury works today

Nowadays, sneakers are no longer just comfortable sneakers for everyday use, but stylish all-rounders that are perfect for the luxurious lifestyle fit. Many stars are already showing how it works - and above all, they are wearing it sustainable sneakers, which were produced in a fair and resource-saving manner. Many even arise from Upcycling Processes. For example fish fished from the sea plastic.

Features of sustainable sneakers

The trend towards sustainable sneakers is growing and this can be seen in the fact that stars from all over the world are opting for fair trade models. But what makes sustainable sneakers?

  • Natural materials such as pineapple fibers, cactus leather or rice
  • Organic production
  • Fair working conditions
  • Vegan leather
  • Short transport routes
  • Use of recycled and organic materials

Sustainable sneakers - these 9 labels carry the stars

  1. Allbirds
  2. Veja
  3. Loewe x On
  4. Stella McCartney
  5. Rombaut
  6. Ethletic has
  7. Ecoalf
  8. ID.Eight
  9. Rice

1. Sustainable comfort: Allbirds

The American brand Allbirds - in which, by the way, actor Leonardo DiCaprio is investing - produces sustainable sneakers made of eucalyptus tree fibers and fair sheep's wool. The minimalist designed Allbirds are not only fair trade but also very comfortable, breathable and can even be washed in the washing machine. Now the Allbirds are finally available in Europe. Prominent fans of the Allbirds include Emma Watson and Barack Obama.

Brand origin: USA
Key Facts: mostly recycled or natural materials such as wool, eucalyptus fibers and sugar cane, B Corp certification
Price: from € 100
Where to buy:

sustainable sneaker Allbirds

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2. Veya

The shoes of the fair trade label Veja not only look good, they are also produced sustainably. These sustainable sneakers are made from organic cotton, natural rubber and canvas. Are also produced fairly in Brazil. The packaging is also fair trade and is delivered in recyclable cardboard boxes. Coming from France, the English one Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, a big fan of this fair trade sneaker.

Brand origin: France
Key Facts: vegan, sole made of rubber from the Amazon, use of organic cotton and innovative materials made from recycled plastic bottles or recycled polyester
Price: from € 120
Where to buy:

sustainable sneaker Veja

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3. Loewe x On

Mega stars like Jennifer Lopez and Emily Ratajkowski love this sneaker. It is not only sustainable, but also super comfortable and stylish. This is where environmentally conscious high-fashion brands from Spain meet innovative companies from Switzerland. The shoe is made from 90% recycled polyester. On's goal is to make a positive contribution to the climate crisis while reducing ecological impact.

Brand origin: Spain (Loewe) meets Switzerland (On)
Key Facts: made from 90% recycled polyester, innovative CloudTec Phase midsole,
Price: 450 Euros
Where to buy:

sustainable sneaker Loewe x On

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4.Stella McCartney

When it comes to sustainability and high fashion, nobody can fool her: Stella McCartney has been a pioneer for years. The brand still stands for ethical clothing production, and the brand takes care not to use leather or other animal products. Instead, ECO Alter-Nappa is used, an in-house vegan leather. Stars such as Jessica Alba, Oprah Winfrey and Olivia Cuplo also love the brand's stylish shoes.

Brand origin: England
Key Facts: vegan, no animal products such as leather and fur, PETA-Approved
Price: from € 330
Where to buy:

sustainable sneakers Stella McCartney

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5. Rombaut

The Belgian label Rombaut not only creates sustainable sneakers under designer Mats Rombaut, but also completely new vegan slippers. Which - following the green idea - also look like a green lettuce leaf. The other shoe models are also vegan and consist, for example, of rubber, tree bark or cellulose. Prominent wearers of the Rombaut sneakers are Haley Baldwin and Bella Hadid. The latter has been seen many times with the ankle-high Boccaccio model, for example.

Brand origin: Belgium
Key Facts: vegan, uses recycled materials
Price: from € 320
Where to buy:


sustainable sneaker Rombaut

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6. Ethics

Starting with sustainably produced soccer balls, Ethletic has developed into a sneaker company that produces completely vegan shoes. The German company also uses organic cotton and rubber for its sustainable sneakers. The style is reminiscent of Converse or Vans, with Ethletic being even more upbeat in the colors.

Brand origin: Germany
Key Facts: For every pair of shoes sold, one dollar goes to the Talon Fairtrade Workers Welfare Society, vegan, sole made of natural rubber
Price: from approx. 100 euros
Where to buy:

sustainable sneaker Ethletics

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7. Ecoalf

The Spanish company Ecoalf was founded by Javier Goyeneche because he wanted to create a fashion series that is just as fashionable and qualitative as non-recycled products using recycled material. With its “Because there is no Planet B”, Ecoalf meets the ravages of time. The sneakers, too, are of course fair trade: The sole is made of algae and the material is made of recycled plastic bottles. Buying sustainable sneakers, doing good and minimizing waste - stars like Gwyneth Paltrow also love the concept.

Brand Origin: Spain
Key Facts: B Corp certified, vegan, use of recycled polyester, recycled nylon and recycled rubber
Price:from 85 euros
Where to buy:

sustainable sneaker Ecoalf

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8. ID. Eight

Nominated for the Green Product Award 2021: The sneaker on fruit waste from Italy. Hence the name. ID for identity and Eight for infinity. Because the sneakers embody everything that sustainability stands for. Circularity through the use of waste with a cool design and high wearing comfort. Free of animal products thanks to the use of materials such as Piñatex, Vegea or AppleSkin. The founders Dong Seon Lee and Giuliana Borzillo show that sustainable sneakers made of various materials can also be trendy.

Brank Origin: Italy
Key Facts: Animal-free materials, made in Europe, ecological packaging
Price: from approx. 190 euros
Where to buy:

sustainable sneaker ID Eight

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9. Rice

Sustainability on the Rice – these sneakers are made mostly from “food waste” and therefore consist of recycled, environmentally friendly materials such as rice, coffee, corn and organic cotton. The brand only has a few models to choose from, but they are unisex, handmade and PETA-approved. German influencers such as Charlotte Weise and Daria Daria love the simple sneaker.

Brand origin: Germany
Key Facts: vegan, handmade, use of degradable, recycled and food waste materials, PETA-certified
Price: between 149 and 159 Euro
Where to Buy:

sustainable sneaker Rice

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