It’s officially the New Year, but we at FUTUREVVORLD aren’t quite done looking back at the sneakers 2021 brought us (we may still try to cop some, to be honest). We saw an array of natural, recycled, and vegan alternative materials used to reimagine classics and innovate performance footwear. Companies and creators came together to help push the boundaries of Earth-friendly design. Even, new circular processes were introduced to ensure the shoe you log miles in don’t truly go to waste.
Last year, there were a lot of great examples that showcased the progress the footwear industry has made in becoming more environmentally responsible. Of course, consuming and producing more product takes the industry away from being truly sustainable, but the efforts are there and we’re happy to see them. And excited for what’s to come!
So without further adieu, here’s our top 10 favorite sneakers of 2021.