“We thought there might be something fishy about Nike’s PR-driven environmental stance. Though the company is making an effort to recycle shoes and use organic cotton, it appears some of its design aspects remain less than desirable. The European Union is currently making an effort to ban all shoes made with “air” technology (not just Nike’s, to be fair). Apparently, the air used to fill them, called F-gases, are a big-time contributor to the potential of global warming, in some cases, more than 24,000 times more potent than carbon dioxide.”

[Via Tree Hugger]