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    Fully recyclable shoes

    https://www.treehugger.com/sustainab...able-shoe.html

    This is cool - would you wear them?

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    Depending on the price, I definitely would!
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    I'm not a runner, but I would definitely consider a walking shoe like this. It would just have to fit well and be comfortable.

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    I want those to be my next new shoes.

    also, I now want to know where you get the ocean plastic shoes.

    also, I want them to make a ballet flat.

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    I like the idea but will my feet be able to breathe to get rid of sweat? What about the really cold temps for walking or running?
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    Sure

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    I'd buy them, as long as they weren't too expensive.
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    I like the idea, but don't wear running shoes.

    Patagonia has a similar program for garments. The cost and carbon footprint for returning the products might not be worth the effort.
    https://www.patagonia.com/recycling.html

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    Are they wide enough. Is the arch in the right place for my foot. Will my orthotics fit and keep my foot in the right place.

    It is VERY hard for me to find shoes that work.

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    Well I believe most plastic recycling is really downcycling (eh I'm not telling anyone to recycle or not) so is that what is happening here? IOW is this kind of gimmicky? Do they get "recycled" sure but into less valuable parts? I may generally doubt the sustainability of plastic at all. Made in China no doubt?
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