Sneaker Impact: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle | The Three Laws of More Responsible Consumers

Brands and retailers are built on selling as much product as possible. This creates a constant interchange of products being created, shipped and stored until the consumer enters a store and decides to purchase those items. Each of these steps contributes to harmful actions against the environment, but they can’t be eliminated or the economy […]

Why We Root for Natural Fiber Welding, Inc.

Natural Fiber Welding is commercializing innovative technologies to create high-performing textiles from natural and plant based inputs. Source: Technology – Natural Fiber Welding, Inc. Sneaker Impact exists because we understand the problem with sneakers sitting in landfills. There are companies being created which have the potential to limit the need for the work done by […]

The Paradox of Footwear and Apparel in Underdeveloped Countries

What happens when we’re told to “walk a mile in his shoes” but the child has no shoes? In Ghana this is an everyday reality making harmful diseases more prevalent. Source: Ghana: Walking Without Shoes | Pulitzer Center In 2015, Olivia Conti completed a series on underdeveloped areas in Ghana and Ghanaians who walked everywhere […]

How Sneaker Impact Helps to Create Microbusinesses

A microbusiness is a company identified as a small team with low annual revenue. Learn how microbusinesses work and what your business has access to if identified as one. Source: What Is a Microbusiness? Keeping sneakers from a landfill may sound like an admirable cause, and it is, but there is a deeper impact created […]

Tools to Freshen Up Your Old Kicks | Our 2 Favorite Sneaker Insoles

We love to discover new products which could assist you in refreshing those sneakers you have in your closet (if you don’t want to send them to us, lol). One of the best ways to keep a pair out of a landfill is the simplest, insoles. While the outsole of a sneaker is extremely hard […]

Brands We Like: Definite Articles: The Sustainably Made Sock Company

As much as we want to help by keeping sneakers moving to new homes, we also want to celebrate brands attempting to implement a better method of make. Definite Articles is saying all of the right things. We hope they are doing the right things as well. The company claims “We use a natural additive […]

TrusTrace Builds a ‘Blockchained’ Styled Traceable Software Solution

“In the midst of global greenwashing and challenges with unsubstantiated claims, brands and regulators are moving quickly to instill confidence among consumers that products are, indeed, as sustainable as they claim to be. Brands that want to establish near real-time traceability at the lot level by mapping the movement of raw materials to finished goods […]

3 Reasons Recycling Your Kicks Helps Everyone

On Running, pictured above, has created a program that allows their shoes to be ground up and used in the creation of other sneakers. Programs like this are beginning to roll out, but they aren’t being implemented quickly. The majority of sneakers still maintain a traditional method of make. This means that most shoes will […]