Vans’ Eco Theory collection features some of the brand’s most recognizable styles, now with sustainable and vegan designs. The collection features the lace-up Authentic sneakers, Slip-Ons, SK8-Hi high tops and classic Style 36 designs, which retain signature details like black and white checks and side stripes.
Rather than using materials like suede, petroleum-based rubber and chemically treated dyes, Vans opted for alternatives such as organic cotton, cork, natural rubber, hemp, and water-based inks and glues with Eco Theory. Notably, the SK8-HI Decon 38 high tops have canvas uppers made with 100% organically grown cotton.
Like Vans, many footwear brands are revamping some of their most popular styles with more sustainable materials and manufacturing processes to support the environment and consumers who are eager to make more eco-friendly investments.