Nothing New Sneakers Review
May 13, 2021
Nothing New can be a useful product and an impact on the planet. Nothing New is a sustainable casual shoe made from recycled cotton, fishing nets, rubber, and cork. But are the shoes worth the money if they are made of plastic waste from the ocean?
Nothing New, founded by Nolan Walsh and launched in 2019, is similar to Converse by the first glance. But the more you dig deep, the more the difference of Nothing New shoes compared to others made of leathers, textiles, synthetics, rubber, foam, and non-recycle. According to Insider, “each pair of Nothing New shoes has about 5.6 plastic bottles and saves 160 gallons of water” and even the shoe box is 100% recycled paper.
“We want to positively impact our community, our industry, and our planet. By developing best in-class sustainable products and investing in programs to minimize our environmental footprint, we hope to raise the bar for what customers expect from brands and contribute to the change we want to see in the world.””
— Nolan Walsh
Another advantage about Nothing New is that the company allows you to turn in your old Nothing New shoes, recycles them for you, and in return gives you $20 off your next pair. This shoe is way more safer for the environment unlike any other shoe because other shoes are made from materials that are not reusable. Nothing New has shoes for both men and women, and runs in normal shoe sizes. There are colors like grey, red, white, black, and my two favorite army green and navy blue.
Beside the whole idea of Nothing New, the price can be expensive for a shoe that is made from recycled ocean waste. There are two styles of shoes, high tops costs $110 and low tops cost $95.
Looking past the price, the shoe is a great idea and I would definitely buy them to see how comfortable and better they compared to other canvas/converse shoe. I’d rate Nothing New shoes a 8 out of 10, 10 being the best, because overall the shoe is made different compared to other shoes and perfect for the environment. But, the price is what pushes the rating down to an 8 and because it is not as popular as it can be.