Cool, Comfy, and Socially Conscious: CURIO's Guide to Sustainable Sneakers
Nothing is better than parading a fall-fresh pair of sneakers while they’re in idyllic shape. But as the Amazon fires still rage, companies such as the H&M Group, Vans, Timberland, and The North Face are eliminating Brazilian-imported leather, coercing consumers to reckon with how products are sourced. Faux-leather isn’t a reasonable answer - between the extensive chemical processes required to produce the mimic-material and the hundreds of years it takes to biodegrade, it’s not a real eco-friendly alternative.
To encourage you to rethink your sneaker game, we sifted through the nether reaches of the internet, scouting out the chicest sustainable kicks for you to wear as you hurl into leaf piles, snag your nutmeg latte, or blaze through a haunted house. Whatever your fall activities are, make sure your feet are cozy while leaving the smallest carbon footprint possible.