Pros: fair trade, made with sustainable materials
Cons: a new pair squeaks a little when you walk, the shoe laces are kind of short
I got a pair of Autonomie Ethletic sneakers for Christmas. After wearing Converse for a while...I decided to give it up given they're owned by Nike now and as much as I can, I like to walk the sustainable walk, including footwear. The Ethletic sneakers are great shoes. They've been nice and sturdy so far and comfortable. They look really similar to the Converse style (mine are black and white and don't look a whole lot different from my b&w Converse) but they're fair trade and made with sustainable materials.
There's not a ton of arch support, but there's not much in Converse sneakers either, so no loss there. And if you need arch support, I'd say just go a size bigger and put one in. The only other cons are that they squeak a little when they're new (but again...so did my Converse...I think it's just a factor of having rubber soled shoes). And the shoelaces are a bit short, but that's easily solved.
I haven't compared it to my old, falling apart Convese, but I do feel like perhaps my Ethletics are a little tighter on top. By that, I mean the closure where the shoelaces are doesn't come together as much (more of the tongue shows and the shoelaced bit is wider). Honestly, that doesn't matter much, it's just a slightly different design than the Converse and makes the shoelaces (which might be the same length as normal shoelaces) feel shorter.
All in all, I'd highly recommend them for any sneaker wearer looking for a fair trade, sustainable alternative.