THE TRUTH ABOUT NIKE AND ADIDAS

More than 25 billion pairs of shoes are manufactured every year – that’s three per person in the world. If the trainer industry was a country, it would be the world’s 17th largest polluter – just above Italy. But you wouldn’t know that from looking at the websites of the big brands, which are full of claims about sustainability. Self-confessed sneaker head Darcy Thomas investigates the truth about our trainers, traveling to the Maldives to see what’s really going on.