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Switch Shoes

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10 Alternatives to Switch Shoes

The first shoe made from chewing gum

Gumshoe is the world's first pair of shoes made with 100% recycled chewing gum.

The soles of these shoes are made from recycled chewing gum

from the streets of Amsterdam. In the Netherlands 1.5 million kilos of gum ends up on the street every year. By buying these shoes you contribute to the solution, by wearing them you show your support.

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The Verge
Chewing gum is somewhat of a universal pastime, but the consequence is often the amount of gum left on streets when people spit it out. To reduce waste and litter, city marketing organization Iamsterdam, designer Explicit Wear, and sustainability company Gumdrop have collaborated to design a shoe from the recycled gum.
Maxim
It's a sneaker geek's worst nightmare: stepping on wadded up chewing gum and messing up the soles of your fresh new kicks. The fine people of Amsterdam are fighting this common footwear concern with an ingenious creation: the first-ever sneakers made from recycled chewing gum.
the Guardian
Anna Bullus had always promised herself that she'd be running her own design company by 27. She is now two years ahead of schedule, courtesy of a creative solution that could fix one of Britain's most intractable local environmental issues: chewing gum.
7 Alternatives to Gumshoe

Silicon Valley's favorite shoe now made from trees

Turns out, comfort grows on trees. With the help of our planet’s incredible natural materials, Allbirds is delivering the same comfort you’ve come to love in a soft, silky-smooth new material: Tree.

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WIRED
Footwear maker Allbirds has a new shoe out today. The company's latest design doesn't just refresh Allbirds' casual silhouette, it also utilizes a unique new material-a textile spun from eucalyptus fiber. Yes, shoes made from wood pulp. The novelty is reflected in the names of the shoes in the new collection.
Bloomberg.com
Allbirds, the Silicon Valley startup behind a wildly popular wool sneaker, is pivoting from sheep to trees. The venture-capital darling is unveiling two new models Thursday made with the fibers of eucalyptus trees, effectively doubling its product line. One of its new kicks will be a flora version of its seminal, minimalist running shoe.
11 Alternatives to Allbirds Tree Runners

World's first 100% waterproof knit shoes

Vessi's forthcoming knit shoes bring a lightweight sneaker style to the water-deflecting powers of your rain boots. Vessi says their Flash Knit technology will keep the shoes 100% waterproof - and your feet 100% dry up to your ankles - for their whole wearable life.

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Kickstarter
Vessi Footwear is raising funds for Vessi - The World's First 100% Waterproof Knit Shoes on Kickstarter! A stylish, waterproof, breathable and lightweight sneaker that keeps your feet cozy and dry no matter the weather.
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Nike Adapt, a platform that creates a truly custom fit by combining an advanced power-lacing system, an app and continually updated firmware, featured in the new Nike Adapt BB basketball shoe.

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WIRED
"I'm gonna offer you a fist bump," Tinker Hatfield says, holding out his gloved right hand. He took a tumble off a motorized longboard days before, and while a collegiate pole-vaulting career and a lifetime of skiing taught the 66-year-old how to fall, the remote control in his paw stopped him from tucking his thumb in-and when said thumb met the street, the… See more
The Verge
I flew across the country to Portland to experience the Adapt BB, Nike's new self-lacing, Bluetooth-enabled sneakers, but the guy showing me around campus is wearing a pair of Zoom Flys that refuse to stay tied. Within 10 minutes of tying them, they're untied again, flailing all over.
Fast Company
For the past three years, a team inside Nike has been working on a shoe that could change the trajectory of the company. It's the most-tested piece of footwear Nike has ever released. Athletes, ranging from high schoolers to pros, wore it for more than 27,000 miles on the court.
Engadget
With the companion Adapt mobile application, players are able to input different fit settings over the course of a game, as well as change the LED colors on the sneakers. The other benefit to having wireless connectivity in the Adapt BB is that it will support firmware updates, which means it is expected to get extra features and improvements down the road.
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