Reebok has just launched sustainable sneakers made from plants

Yvonne O'Halloran

Sports shoe brand Reebok has released sustainable running shoes that not only look stylish but are also made exclusively from plant-based materials.

The Forever Floatride Grow shoes come in a few different style variations and have been developed to enhance the running performance of both men and women.

Many running shoes contain unsustainable materials, such as petroleum-based plastics to achieve the lightweight design customers look for. However, these new kicks from Reebok are made with eucalyptus bark, bloom algae, castor bean oil and natural rubber instead.

Ranging from £59 to £199, the sneakers were created to meet the demand for eco-friendly sportswear that doesn’t compromise on quality.

Reebok’s director of advanced development, Mike Andrews told LIVEKINDLY: “We need to reduce our waste and our use of petroleum products. Recycling will get us partway there, but we will need to find alternatives for petroleum-based products,”

He went on to say: “The use of petroleum based virgin plastics is part of almost every product that’s been sold and has significant negative effects both at the front-end processing of the product during creation and at the back end with much of what the industry creates ending up in landfills where it can last for hundreds of years.”

Article written by Martha Moody- United Kingdom

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