How Sustainable Are Your Sneakers?

By BAUOUT Sep 2, 2021

According to the World Footwear Yearbook, over 24 billion pairs of shoes are produced annually (primarily under exploitative conditions) with sneakers

How Sustainable Are Your Sneakers?

The Carbon Footprint

A typical pair of running shoes generates 14 kilograms of carbon dioxide emissions, equivalent to keeping a 100-watt light bulb on for one week.

Sneaker production is exceptionally carbon intensive, accounting for 1.4% of the global greenhouse gas emissions, which is significant given that air travel is responsible for 2.5 percent of all emissions.

The majority of sneakers are predominately fabricated from plastic and/or plastic-like materials.

What Can We Do As Consumers?

Considering that close to 25 billion pairs of shoes were produced worldwide in the last year, it is clear we must redefine our relationship with fashion and think about the environmental impact of our shopping habits.

  • Start buying second hand items - Contribute to build a more circular textile industry and reduce the overproduction
  • Sell items you don't longer user or need - Give a longer life to your products and allow other people to use what you no longer need
  • Preserve your sneakers and clothes - Cherish all your products so that they can have a new life

BAUOUT is a premier online marketplace for shopping second-hand, outlet and final stock sneakers and streetwear.

Our founding mission is to create an aftermarket where good condition products can be transacted with security, high quality customer service, and affordable prices while building a more circular textile industry and sustainable shopping.