Great Ideas For Sensible Products For Footwear

Great Ideas For Sensible Products For Footwear

For a shoe that lasts only 300-500 miles (three to six months for a regular runner), it doesnt make sense to use a material with a lifetime measured in millennia, said Aaron Nesser, an industrial designer. Plenty of sustainable shoes use EVA or something similar for their outsoles, but youre not going to find EVA in a compostable shoe. Nesser, who is pursuing a masters degree at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, N.Y., has made it his mission to find a biologically based replacement for EVA. Last year, he and a team of students created a polymer derived from kelp as part of New York Citys Biodesign

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