Before you hippies start to blame the sneaker making process for contributing to our environmental problems, you should recognize that brands are become more conscious about becoming eco-friendly.
Take this Vans Rowley Shambles for example. The sneakers were constructed using organic materials without solvents and even the box they come in utilizes recycled cardboard shoe-boxes. Yup, Al Gore might skate 'em. Check for them in stores on 5/1.