ATTN: Biodegradable Sneakers Are Here + They're CUTE.
OK babes. I got word a while ago that there was a biodegradable sneaker on the horizon... and IT. IS. HERE.
And what's even better... can you believe how CHIC these sneaks are?!!!
Reebok has it figured out. THANK YOU REEBOK. Here's what they did:
Reebok started with their signature sneaker silhouette + researched + researched until they could make this sneaker out of things that grow -- cotton + corn!
This is the first sneaker in Reebok's Cotton + Corn collection. The upper is made from 100% sustainable cotton + the bio-based sole is derived from corn, making this sneaker the FIRST EVER USDA Certified Bio Based shoe. This means that this sneaker is okay for the environment from start to finish. It's 75% biodegradable. And the packaging is 100% recyclable.
I told you this is MAJOR. **Enter our rounds of applause.**
So what does this mean for the environment? Well besides the obvious landfill predicament that most shoes have at the end of their journey on your feet, most shoes are also made from petroleum oil-based materials. Which isn't good for Mother Nature. Instead, Reebok's using materials that grow and can be replenished. And at the end of these sneakers' lifespan, they're 3/4 compostable. This means, "you can feel good about what you’re wearing and where it came from." And where it's going to go.
Speaking of which, since these shoes are the first of its kind, Reebok says, "We’ll then use that compost as part of the soil to grow the materials for the next range of shoes. We want to take the entire cycle into account; to go from dust to dust.”
So how do these shoes feel? GREAT. They're super lightweight, very breathable, you don't have to wear socks, they're flexible, the interior lining is cute, they're unisex which I love, and they're affordable at $95. They can also EASILY be dressed up or down. And I'll be wearing my non-toxic C + C's from now until they need to be put back into this earth.
WELL DONE REEBOK.
YOU CAN SHOP YOUR END OF SUMMER SNEAKS HERE: https://www.reebok.com/us/cottonandcorn
(Since they're unisex, you have to go by men's sizing. So, my normal size is 7. For these sneakers, I ordered a size 5)
But before you start shopping....
WE'RE GIVING A SIZE 6 AWAY TO ONE OF YOU!!! All you have to do is leave a comment below about why you need these sneakers in your life. Then, go to my IG here + tag 4 of your babes (guys + girls) in the comment section. GOOD LUCK X
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