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The World’s First Biodegradable Sneakers Are Here

Blueview sneakers are the first biodegradable sneakers in the world. These sneakers are made entirely out of plant-based materials, which means we can make anything sustainable if we’re bold enough.

According to Inhabitat, these sneakers will completely break down when they’re exposed to air. Scientists worked for over six years to come up with a formula that uses plants to create a knitted upper material that can work on shoes.
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“Additionally, the uppers used for these shoes are made from hemp and eucalyptus yarn. It’s a blend called Plant Knit, and it’s the first plant-based, fully biodegradable machine knitted shoe uppers. Tencel and organic cotton are also used in the shoe uppers. The insoles and outsoles are made with plant-based foam that’s similar to polyurethane, but once again biodegradable.”

The majority of shoes are made of petroleum-based plastics that don’t degrade even after hundreds of years. But, every single part of Blueview sneakers is completely compostable.

Most importantly, the sneakers provide comfortable wear thanks to the soft and flexible knitted uppers. The insole is contoured to soften the steps, which all results in a comfortable fit. 

The sneaker design is simple and elegant. These sneakers can be worn everywhere, from a restaurant to a sailboat. Plus, 5% is donated to support ocean conservation efforts for every pair bought.

Marina is passionate about sustainability and works to help ensure our planet stays as our home for a long time. She takes part in environmental conservation by recycling and not buying single-use plastic. When not writing, she can be found with her nose stuck in a book or trying out new baking recipes.


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