Climate change remains the subject of debate as people argue whether its real or not. However, the rising temperatures are clearly wreaking havoc across the world as countries experience extreme droughts, hurricanes, and flooding. Thankfully, brands like ASICS are exploring modern means of reducing environmental impact. Their JOGGER X81 uses sustainable processes to minimize waste.

We need to see more companies adopt eco-friendly practices to minimize emissions and pollution. So far, big-name brands like Adidas, Reebok,and  Nike are introducing more recycled materials into most of their popular models. Meanwhile, ASICS is gradually going green and showcasing it via products like the JOGGER X81.

These sneakers – as alluded to by the name – are geared for folks whose preferred forms of workouts are running, jogging, or walking. Hence, the manufacturer engineers these shoes to provide support, comfort, responsiveness, and excellent energy return with each stride. Before we discuss that in detail, let’s understand what makes these less harmful to mother nature.

The Japanese sportswear group takes the recyclable route as it outfits the JOGGER X81 with a combination upper. Recycled paper, polyester, and synthetic leather form the outline inspired by several ASICS silhouettes. There’s the “ULTIMATE, TIGER PAW X1, SORTIE LYTE, GONA, and X-CALIBER,” as per the product page.

Suede mudguards wrap all the way back with a tonal leather heel counter, lace cage, and tonque. Design panels form the iconic ASICS pattern midfoot with another piece of leather on the heel tab. The Cush-Hole midsole is the same as the ULTIMATE and endows the JOGGER X81 with reliable stability and cushioning. Finally, we have the Caldera outsole design which supposedly keeps soil from sticking underside.

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