If you consider yourself an outdoor enthusiast, chances are you care about environmental sustainability. Perhaps you're thoughtful about recycling, choose paper over plastic, or maybe you even wear biodegradable fabrics like cotton and linen. But have you considered your shoes? When shopping for eco-friendly footwear, look for brands with green collections or programs that give back. Get started with these top outdoor brands with earth-friendly efforts. Or shop our entire eco-friendly collection here.
MERRELL GRIDWAY COLLECTION
The Gridway Collection is the brand's most sustainable collection to date. Every shoe has 100% recycled uppers and laces, a sustainable midsole and footbed, and Vibram's Ecodura outsole—a Merrell-exclusive material made from 30% recycled scraps.
TWISTED X ECOTWX®
Discover ecoTWX, a durable eco-friendly material made from recycled water bottles. Every Twisted X pair of shoes made from ecoTWX uses up to thirteen recycled water bottles. Plus, for every pair purchased, Twisted X will plant a tree in areas effected by deforestation.
CHACO WITH E.DYE®
It takes three gallons of water to dye a full yard of fabric. Through the brand's partnership with e.dye® Waterless Color System, Chaco can infuse vibrant color into their famous sandals without wasting water or energy.
SPERRY BIONIC COLLECTION
Sperry has partnered with the Waterkeeper Alliance to recover plastic from marine environments and transform it into yarns and fabrics. Every Bionic Collection shoe combats the ocean plastics epidemic and builds awareness to drive change.