Clockwise from top: Stella McCartney, Veja, Adidas
Change is afoot in the fast-paced, competitive world of fashion sneakers. It’s not just the aesthetics that seduce a true sneakerhead anymore – these days, great kicks are concerned with more than just their own footprint. Vegan designs pioneered by the likes of Stella McCartney and Veja are dominating the conversation right now, while sportswear titans Adidas have teamed up with clean oceans charity Parley to create sneakers made from the tons of sea plastic washed ashore on Maldivian beaches every day. This is footwear that will really ensure you step up.