Greener shoes for active eco-volunteers
Like to volunteer for outdoorsy eco-projects? New Balance's got greener shoes made for the active environmentalist.
Fri, Sep 04, 2009 at 02:36 PM
I know what shoes I’m going to wear when I volunteer with TreePeople
: New Balance 070
. New this summer, these shoes are the first design in New Balance’s “eco-preferred” collection” that treads lighter on the earth while getting you where you need to go.
What’s green about these shoes? The textiles used are made with at least 25% recycled materials, making use of recycled polyester in the laces, webbing, and other parts of the shoe. The materials are cut with an “interlocking design” that New Balance says minimizes material waste during manufacturing. Plus, the soles have rice husk fillers — which means less petroleum-based rubber — and are put together with water based adhesives.
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