Lane Eight Gives Sustainable Upgrade to Trainer AD 1 Cross Trainer


While some brands are in the collective arms race to create newer, fancier gear and gadgets, others have their heads down, forging ahead to make their hallmark pieces more sustainable and earth-friendly. Today we’re highlighting Lane Eight, who just launched a new version of their popular cross training shoe, the Trainer AD 1.

New sustainable Lane Eight Trainer AD 1 Courtesy Image

This collection introduces three new colorways—cloud white, electric neon, and lunar grey—and incorporates sustainable and recycled materials. That means they nixed the natural suede paneling on previous iterations, opting instead for microfiber. It still provides resistance against scuffs and abrasions with the upside of being lighter and vegan-friendly.

Lane Eight took a creative reuse approach for the upper by upcycling plastic water bottles (11 bottles per…

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