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Eco-Friendly Shoes for Summer

by Myron Mariano

These eco-friendly shoes are relaxed, easy to wear, and excellent complements to your warm-weather outfits 

Eau So Good

A percent of the gross sales of these and every pair of Freewaters footwear goes towards the company’s water projects. To date, they have funded 20 wells in Kenya, seven filtration systems in Haiti, and launched a water education project in California.
Freewaters Captain Boat Shoe; $55; freewaters.com
Pants: Toad&Co Mission Ridge Pant; $69; toadandco.com

Night Crawler

When you want to up the style, don these vegetable-tanned leather sneakers. The footbed is lined in bamboo canvas to keep your foot dry and odor free—perfect should you find yourself in the middle of the dance floor at some point in the night.
SeaVees Legend Sneaker Mojave; $118; seavees.com
Pants: Helly Hansen Jotun Convertible Pants; $80; hellyhansen.com

Hard and Fast 

Conquer the trail with this shoe’s Traxion outsole, sturdy lacing, and padding on the heel and tongue.
adidas Supernova Riot 6; $110; zappos.com
Pants: Alternative Lt French Terry Slouchy Pants; $78; alternativeapparel.com

Everyday Essential

These white sneakers are excellent for daily walking or even just lounging around.
Teva Wander Lace; $50; teva.com
Pants: prAna Theorem Jean; $89; prana.com

Fly Away

Inspired by South Californian road-tripping surfers, these Oxfords make for excellent travel shoes with their low profile and hand-woven pull-up upper. The outsole is made of genuine gum rubber.
Seavees Huarache; $158; www.seavees.com

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