Sporty and Eco-Friendly Footwear
If you’re looking to experience the great outdoors this summer, hiking can be a great way to commune with nature. Here are some options for eco-friendly footwear that will keep your feet sturdily on the right path.
Patagonia, an outdoor sports retailer with a focus on minimizing their corporate footprint, offers a wide range of hiking boots and shoes for men and women, ranging in price from about $120 to $200. The company also offers a ‘product footprint’ pop-out for each item, allowing customers to learn about the mills and factories around the world that provided materials for each style.
Wicked Hemp by Wicked Footwear, meanwhile, offers a selection of fair trade hemp hiking boots and shoes for men and women, several styles of which are also vegan-friendly.
La Sportiva has their own entrance into the ecologically-conscious footwear market with their FC ECO line, including the FC ECO 3.0 GTX for men and women. All three available models use 100% recycled nylon mesh on the upper and 40% recycled nylon for the lining, as well as recycled nylon laces and 15% recycled EVA content in the midsole.