Sneakers and trainers are no longer just relegated to the treadmill or sports field. A great pair of runnersare stylish fashion accessories, and 90s-style sneakers and jeans are the go-to casual look.
However, as it does with all trends, the fast fashion industry encourages a disposable system. Consumers are now rushing out to buy a new pair of sneakers as soon as their white Nike Airs or Stan Smiths lose their original pristine look. But investing in a pair of ethical, good quality shoes and learning how to care for them is ultimately more sustainable, both for the planet and for your bank account.
Over the years shoe companies have become notorious for bad environmental and labour practices. Which is why it’s so great we’ve found brands that are setting new standards.
Here’s the lowdown on which brands out-run the rest!