The 13 best eco-friendly sneakers and street shoes

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From Reebok to Cariuma, these brands are elevating their footwear with sustainable materials. According a MIT-led life-cycle assessment , each pair of traditional sneakers accounts for 30 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions—which is comparable to keeping a light on for a week straight, or burning a gallon and a half of gasoline . A large amount of these emissions come from the manufacturing process and from raw materials. It takes a lot of crude oil to make synthetic fabrics. Read Full Story

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Less is a bore. Why tech is finally embracing maximalism

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Lightweight. Colorful. And comfortable as heck. Logitech is redefining the gaming aesthetic for function and personal expression. Agile. Flexible. Softly cushioned. Available in an electric rainbow of colors, each so tantalizing it’s hard to choose your favorite. A good sneaker from a company like Nike makes the average runner feel superheroic when they put it on. But I’m not talking about sneakers. I’m talking about the latest wireless surround sound gaming headphones from Logitech. Read Full Story

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Adidas’s wild new shoe is string art for your feet

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Yes, robots are involved. Every year, Adidas introduces an experimental new shoe technology dubbed “Futurecraft.” These aren’t just bouncier foams or sneakers loaded with fitness tracking inside. They fundamentally reimagine how performance footwear is made—from creating shoes from ocean plastic , to 3D-printing midsoles , to building “Loop” shoes that can be ground up, melted, and made into brand-new shoes when you’re done wearing them. Read Full Story

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You can now buy used clothes online from Walmart

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The world’s largest retailer just partnered with the world’s largest resale site. If you’re a Walmart shopper, here’s some good news. Starting this week, while you’re ordering groceries and BBQ supplies online, you can also add pre-owned Reebok sneakers or a secondhand Anna Sui dress to your cart. Read Full Story

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This artist turned old Allbirds sneakers into a beach chair

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Nicole McLaughlin is known for her upcycled designs. Now she’s made six unique creations that will be auctioned for charity. All this time in quarantine has forced many of us to clean out our closets. But what if you could turn the discarded clothing into beautiful objects? A new collaboration from Allbirds and Chinatown Market is designed to spur your imagination. Read Full Story

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Shop these 30 brands to support COVID-19 relief

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From dog food to sneakers to skincare to groceries, shop these brands to support coronavirus relief efforts. As we continue weathering the storm that is the COVID-19 pandemic, there are a lot of brands stepping up to donate and provide aid to the communities who need it the most. So if you’re planning on doing any online shopping anytime soon, buying with these brands puts your spending power to a great cause. Here are 32 of our favorite brands that are giving back. Read Full Story

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You can now buy one of Japan’s most popular face masks (yes, it’s from Uniqlo)

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Uniqlo’s triple-layer AIRism face mask is wildly popular in Japan. Here’s why. When the AIRism face mask dropped in mid-June in Japan, the retailer experienced winding lines of patrons queuing up to buy it. In fact, the launch was so anticipated that Uniqlo’s website crashed due to the high demand. The hype surrounding it was like that of a Yeezy sneaker launch or a chance to score tickets to Hamilton in 2017. Read Full Story

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Recycled plastic is everywhere—and it’s harming the planet

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Recycled plastic won’t save the environment. I’m sorry to bum you out, but, yes, even your recycled plastic puffer is harming the planet. Over the past few years, recycled plastic has started showing up everywhere, from sneakers to garden furniture to kitchenware to clothing , as companies learned to reuse plastic from discarded water bottles. And it’s true that recycled plastic is better than new, petroleum-based plastic. But here’s the thing: Every time you wash or wear that puffer, microscopic particles of plastic are released into the water stream, poisoning fish —and when you finally throw it out, it will not biodegrade. Read Full Story

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