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Climate Change

Asics develops sneakers with world's smallest carbon footprint

Japanese maker joins global race for low-carbon shoemaking

Asics attributes its success in reducing carbon emissions to joint research with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology that began in 2010. (Photo by Yuya Takahashi)

TOKYO -- Japanese sports gear maker Asics has developed sneakers whose carbon footprint is less than half that of those formerly considered the low-emissions record holder.

The new sneakers emit 1.95 kilograms of carbon dioxide during their lifetime, from production to use to disposal, because plant-based materials are used for the insoles and cushioning. Having a lower environmental burden is becoming a factor for winning against the competition in the apparel industry.

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