Spun from Plastic: Eco-Friendly Shoes for Fall

Made with recovered ocean plastics, the Sperry BIONIC® collection is eco-friendly, stylish and comfortable.

August 22, 2019
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At Sperry, the ocean is where we come from. That’s why this year, we teamed up with Waterkeeper Alliance to create a line of eco-friendly shoes—the Sperry BIONIC collection. Our mission: Sustain the waters that stretch the globe and connect us all. Each pair of Sperry BIONIC® shoes is woven from an average of five recycled plastic water bottles. To date, we’ve recovered more than four million plastic water bottles from marine and coastal environments.

For autumn 2019, we put our heritage of innovation and our devotion to the sea together to launch the latest BIONIC® collection, featuring our most-loved styles with eco-friendly updates. When you choose a pair of Sperry BIONIC® shoes, you not only help break the cycle of plastic pollution—you look good while you’re doing good.

Eco-Friendly Shoes for Men

Men’s Authentic Original BIONIC Boat Shoe
A fresh twist makes this classic shoe even more seaworthy. With the Authentic Original BIONIC® Boat Shoe, we swapped leather uppers for BIONIC® materials made from recovered ocean plastics. This edition of the Authentic Original has an extra nautical look with sail cloth-inspired details, as well as our signature 360° lacing system, a comfortable Ortholite® insole and our iconic non-slip outsole.

Eco-Friendly Sperry Boat Shoes

Men’s Striper II CVO BIONIC Sneaker
Everything fans love about the Striper II (i.e. a timeless silhouette, an ultra comfortable and removable footbed and non-slip outsole), plus sustainable elements like uppers made with BIONIC® material. In addition to an eco-friendly build, this style features an abrasion-resistant lining and rust-proof eyelets so you can effortlessly bounce from boat to beach in this durable and easy-to-wear style.

Eco-Friendly Shoes for Women

Women’s Authentic Original BIONIC Boat Shoe
Upcycled ocean plastic makes our women’s Authentic Original boat shoe eco-friendly for fall. Subtle color-blocking and thoughtful stitching in the Authentic Original BIONIC boat shoe bring out the best part of this recycled material—its originality. Endlessly comfortable with 360° lacing and an Ortholite® insole, this pair will make your feet look (and feel) good as you do your part to protect our oceans.

Women’s Crest Vibe BIONIC Sneaker
Cue the compliments. The Crest Vibe BIONIC is an instant conversation starter with its standout stitching and sustainable materials. It’s only fitting that this signature sneaker, with details inspired by the U.S. Navy, gets outfitted with BIONIC® uppers to protect the waters that also protect us. To finish off the style, a memory foam insole adds the ultimate comfort and arch support, and a soft, abrasion-resistant lining keeps feet comfortable for all-day wear.

These BIONIC styles are just the beginning. Shop the entire Sperry BIONIC collection, and learn more about what we’re doing to clean up our oceans in the name of sustainability—and style.

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