Oh the love our generation can have for a nice pair of white sneakers. In a time where the infamous Common Projects are all the hype, I wanted something more than just a good quality white sneaker. I spent many hours researching the most sustainable alternatives to Common Projects’ Achilles Low and BBall Low. In my search I was able to find about 7 different companies making high quality cruelty-free white sneakers which I felt have a design similar to Common Projects, 4 of which I will be highlighting in this blog post. If you’re like me and prefer the more ethical and sustainable choice when it comes to fashion, I have provided a list of cruelty-free white sneakers which do not compromise on quality.
Here’s the closest alternative I could find to the BBall Low. Unother prides themselves in their modern and sleek design while promoting a more conscious alternative to leather sneakers. Their vegan leather consists of a nappa-like alternative made from polyurethane. Unfortunately, the brand is only a concept and does not have a set launch date as of yet.Shop Now
If you’re still set on the BBall Low, hopefully I can persuade you with the Ball White from Collective Canvas. These share some close similarities to the BBall Low except for the material. These sneakers are made of organic cotton canvas so they are a perfect shoe for the summer months ahead.Shop Now
These have to be the winner for an Achilles Low alternative. While pictured on the site are brown organic hemp cotton laces, they also come with a white pair for a much cleaner look. The issue many white sneakers have is that the toe is too round. The Neven Low, however, shares the same narrow toe as Common Projects sneakers. These are made of recycled raw materials as well as BioPolyols.Shop Now
Now of course in the end, I believe secondhand purchases are the most sustainable option. Websites like Grailed and The Real Real are constantly selling barely worn Common Projects sneakers. However, this list was created to promote the brands who are making a difference and contributing to a more conscious and animal-free lifestyle.
I have provided an additional list below of some of the other brands I found in my research. If you’re still reading this then I’m assuming sustainable fashion is something you have an interest in. Whether this is true or not, I hope this list has helped you in your effort to make more conscious purchases this year!