Sneakers are a must-have for every man’s wardrobe. But while shoe style is a priority, it’s also important to put some sustainability in your step by moving toward sustainable sneakers. So if you want to go the extra mile, here is a round-up of the 10 best sneakers on the market — all made with mostly bio-based components while still being extremely comfortable and versatile.
1. Men’s Wool Runners
These runners are the perfect mix of comfy and sustainable. Made with materials like merino wool, the entire construction of this pair features ethically sourced components — even its shoelaces are made of recycled plastic bottles. Its merino wool upper is not only super fine, but also keeps your feet itch-free and comfortable.
2. Men’s Tree Runners
These runners stay true to the Allbirds brand’s sustainability initiatives, with an eco-friendly design that uses recycled materials to reduce carbon emissions and waste. Featuring a unique blend of eucalyptus tree fiber, the upper portion feels silky and smooth — and not to mention stylish to look at in a classic marine blue color.
3. Men’s Wool Runner Mizzles
You won’t need to worry about rain when you have this pair of sneakers. Designed to keep your feet dry during unpredictable weather, they feature a combination of durable merino wool and a flourine-free bio-based shield that is completely water resistant. The heel is made with natural rubber for better traction even in wet surfaces.
4. Men’s Tree Dasher 2
For casual runners, these shoes are your best bet. This pair is an enhanced version of the ordinary running shoe that is designed to help you go the distance by providing extra grip, more responsive foam, and an improved fit — all while keeping it eco-friendly with a knitted eucalyptus tree construction.
5. Men’s Tree Dasher Relay
The Dasher Relay is a no-fuss daily trainer that will work for all your runs. Its top feature is a one-piece upper made from leftover stock yarns that not only gives it a unique seamless finish but also provides maximum comfort. With a lightly padded heel collar that locks your ankles in place, it works great for both easy days and light trail running.
6. Men’s Wool Runner-up Mizzle Plus
These cargo-colored sneakers have superbly sealed seams to keep your feet dry no matter the weather. Its waterproof technology comes from the wool upper that’s treated with a specialized flourine-free water-repellant coating. It keeps water from getting in while providing comfort with ultra-light midsoles.
7. Men’s Wool Pipers
These shoes come feature a classic low top design with a refreshing retro style — the perfect everyday pair for jeans. Its premium merino wool upper is contoured to provide a snug fit while its Brazilian sugarcane midsole — made with the world’s first carbon negative green EVA — gives you just the right amount of bounce for walking.
8. Men’s Tree Flyers
Not only is this pair one of the best running shoes, it’s also a completely sustainable and carbon-neutral product with a unique eucalyptus tree blend natural rubber outsole. Aside from being good for the planet, it’s also lightweight, extremely comfortable, and has great energy return to make running easier on your feet.
9. Men’s Trail Runners Swt
From brisk walking to heavy running — these running shoes can perform well on any terrain while still providing next level comfort. Durability is a top priority with this shoe, as its designed with a tear-resistant ripstop mudguard that protects your feet from scratches and debris, while multi-directional 4mm lugs keep your running stable for miles.
10. Men’s Tree Skippers
If you’re looking for an eco-friendly shoe that you can wear around town, the Tree Skippers are worth your consideration. With a classic white design, this pair has a knitted upper made from breathable eucalyptus fibers that keep it lightweight and comfortable, while the merino wool insole keeps moisture at bay — perfect for everyday strolling.