Converse’s 2021 Renew Range Introduces Their Most Sustainable Sneakers EverRelease: 12 August 2021
Sneaker icons Converse have made huge strides towards a waste-less future since the introduction of their Renew initiative back in 2019. Now, two years on, the brand’s eco-friendly efforts continue to flourish with the introduction of their latest Renew lineup. Unleashing their most sustainable creations to date in the sneaker world, Converse once again prove that you can look fly while fighting climate change.
Highlighting the 2021 lineup are fresh Renew remixes of the Chuck Taylor All Star, Chuck 70, and Chuck 70 Low, which are all constructed from Converse’s updated Renew Knit. This recycled PET knit is breathable and stretchy for improved comfort, made from 75 per cent recycled polyester and 25 per cent nylon. In fact, each shoe is approximately 35 per cent recycled content by weight, including 100 per cent recycled polyester laces, and a 75 per cent recycled OrthoLite sockliner. Additionally, the foundation of each pair is laid upon a speckled rubber Crater foam sole made with Nike’s familiar Regrind rubber. Safe to say, these are some eco-conscious Chucks!
Adding to those Converse classics is a modern marvel from their lineup: the Run Star Hike. For 2021, the contemporary streetwear staple is elevated – somewhat literally – with recycled elements. This season’s platform midsole also gets the speckled Crater foam treatment, improving on the comfort of previous renditions, while retaining lightweight and responsive properties. Of course, the Regrind rubber also features, finding its way onto the heel and forefoot pods. Add a 100 per cent recycled RPET canvas and mesh-lined upper with the aforementioned lacing and OrthoLite sockliner, and you’ve got one super stylish and sustainable sneaker design.
You can shop the huge range of colourways and styles from Converse’s 2021 Renew lineup now. Just head here – your feet (and the planet) will thank you!