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Stella McCartney Unveils a Fully Recyclable Shoe for Fall

The brand's new Loop sock sneakers are both stylish and sustainable.
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The first thing you'd probably notice about the Loop sneakers is its clean and modern look. The women's version of the shoes features a distinctive alter nappa, lace and knit upper that comes in white, black, navy or red, all classic hues that make the shoes perfect for everyday use.

It's construction, though, is far from ordinary: it features technically-designed hooks, special stitching and its upper is attached to its sole with absolutely no glue. The latter is a pretty groundbreaking achievement, even for Stella McCartney, which had long traded conventional glues made of toxic solvents that cause air, water and soil pollution for animal-friendly, water-based alternatives.

Being glue-free also means that the Loop can be fully dismantled for each of its parts to be recycled. Essentially, the Loop, as the shoe's name suggests, can live on forever. 

Sticking to its M.O., Stella McCartney has once again proven that sustainability and style can go hand in hand. As to whether the British label's latest innovation has just spelled out the future of the pervasive sneaker, that's a no-brainer. Just take one look at the "Fur Free Fur" coats from Stella McCartney's Fall 2015 show, and another at the Fall shows of this year.

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The Stella McCartney Loop sneakers will be available in stores in September 2018.

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