Sustainable Surplus Material Sneakers – The New Balance Test Run PRJ 3.0 Has a Playful Design (TrendHunter.com)
The New Balance Test Run PRJ 3.0 sneakers have been created at the New Balance Global Design Studio by Sam Maxwell as a sustainable sneaker style that makes use of an unlikely material. The sneaker is characterized by its busy design pattern that is achieved using leftover scrap materials instead of ones dedicated for the style to help enhance the eco nature of the footwear. The sneakers are completely made using surplus materials including the sock liner, upper mesh, webbing and cushioning pellets, while the Ecostep Vibram outsole has a 30% recycled material profile.
The New Balance Test Run PRJ 3.0 sneakers showcase what can be done to make the most of surplus materials and create a new style therein.