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Fittingly Green: Brooks Making Eco-Friendly Sneaks

If you choose to run outside on a trail or sidewalk instead of using an electricity-driven treadmill, you're already doing your part to help the environment. You can do more though, with the help of Brooks. The brand has developed a new racing sneaker called the Green Silence.

This red and yellow shoe may channel Ronald McDonald, but it is actually totally green. The heel cups are made with recycled CDs, and the laces, lining, and stitching are made with discarded plastic water bottles. The outer soles are made from recycled rubber, and the midsole is 100 percent biodegradable. All the soy-based dyes used are non-toxic, and the adhesives are water-based. The collar around the opening of the sneaker is stuffed with foam from old couches. The packaging is also made from 100 percent post-consumer materials. These lightweight sneaks are scheduled to hit stores in February 2010, and will retail for $100, because being green doesn't come cheap.

Tell me, would you buy these eco-friendly sneakers from Brooks?

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dawntaraw dawntaraw 6 years
I can get a pair of shoes for three dollars from Kmart, or from Goodwill. I can't imagine paying so much for shoes.
darc5204 darc5204 6 years
Personally, I think they are ugly, but the more important question is performance. Do they deliver as much as a normal high-quality shoe?
kclulu kclulu 6 years
I like that it is made of ecycled materials but the asthetics don't appeal to me. The shoe is a little too loud for my taste.
jdeprima jdeprima 6 years
I don't know, $100 is pretty standard for a decent pair of athletic shoes, green or not. And I think Brooks uses the biodegradable midsole in most of their shoes now; it's in the regular running shoes I bought about a month ago.
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