27 Sep '11, 2pm

New Balance is debuting a hot little sneaker made in the U.S. from 95 percent recycled plastic bottles

New Balance is debuting a hot little sneaker made in the U.S. from 95 percent recycled plastic bottles

Because the recycled fabric behaved differently from typical footwear material, New Balance designers Christine Hall and Drew Spieth had to make adjustments to accommodate the material’s distinctive features. Besides whittling away any extraneous components, Hall and Spieth also borrowed elements from the NB Minimus by using the same pared-down outsole and last. “For the design intent of the upper, the same philosophies are applied—minimizing the amount of materials used so you’re not over-building the shoe, but making it as comfortable as possible,” Spieth says.

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