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Scrappy DTCs Set Their Sights on Sustainable Sneakers

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The most popular shoes in the U.S.—and across the globe—are sneakers. From basketball shoes to casual cup-soles, easy-wearing lace-ups dominate the footwear market. But these styles also happen to be among the most complicated to make, employing up to 30 different materials and components to form a single style. From leathers to textiles, meshes, metal…

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