If you're an avid runner, then you might be surprised to find out that the type of sports equipment that you use can in fact take its toll on the environment. Each step you take with your fancy-new sneaks leaves behind a bigger carbon footprint than you might realise:
According to a 2008 study by Runner's World, the average runner goes through three pairs of shoes each year, which translates to 430 lbs of CO2 used in manufacturing and shipping. What's worse is that the materials used in running shoes can take up to a thousand years to biodegrade in a landfill.
You can do your part by choosing eco-friendly running shoes and apparel that can drastically
reduce the impact your sport has on the environment. The gallery below features stylish-yet-eco-friendly sportswear ideas to help you run without worrying about causing harm towards the environment:
adidas Originals brand new Campus 80s Primeknit drops this spring in an "Iron" colorway. It takes the classic Campus 80s silhouette and updates it with contemporary Primeknit construction, featuring a clean grey upper, matching laces, and contrasting white accents throughout. Read more
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