Are you ready to try eco friendly shoes? I really love shoes, but I must confess that part of me was dreading researching green footwear. I avoided looking for eco shoes as long as I could expecting to be suitably horrified by the selection available.
But I was wrong!
My shoe obsession was one secret area I was prepared to hold out on for awhile in my progress to live more eco aware lifestyle.
Being a "shoe diva" I have got to say I was worried that eco friendly shoes would all be ugly and clunky. You know what I mean - the kind of footwear that looks like it was made for hobbits?
I thought once I started looking into environmentally friendly footwear I would be forever doomed to realm of the sadly unfashionable.
But I was really pleasantly surprised to find that there are some very nice options for eco friendly shoes out there.
Take a look at these super cute dress shoes, sandals and boots from Planet Shoes. These are not ugly shoes!
Planet Shoes is an online shop with a large variety of well known brands often sold at a discount. They have a huge line of eco friendly footwear.
They even have these super trendy winter boots and don't you love these rain boots! Imagine - they are eco friendly!!!
You don't have to be a "fashion dog" to be eco conscious! There are dress shoes, sandals, slippers and boots that are manufactured in a way that is kind to the earth.
What makes shoes environmentally friendly? Using materials such as organic fabrics, water soluable non-toxic glues and recycled materials all help to make an eco product.
So how do you make eco friendly shoes?
There are two ways to do it. One is make a shoe from sustainable materials such as hemp and cork. The other is to recycle materials such as rubber tires, soda bottles and carpet.
I was surprised by just how many options there were out there for eco friendly shoes!
They use materials such as organic cotton, bamboo, hemp, rice rubber, recycled rubber, eco latex, coconut, and organic cotton in the manufacture of their products as well as water based glues. They have a wide range of shoes and boots, including vegan shoes. Prices range from $60 all the way up to $500 and they offer free shipping and free return shipping on orders over $49.
Sole Rebels Shoes is an altruistic company with an amazing story.
This shoe company in Ethiopia was created to provide jobs for the poverty-stricken population. It now employs over 150 people and operates a Fair Trade shop. This means the employees are treated fairly, their working environment is safe and the employees are paid a fair wage for their work. Their green shoes are made from organic cotton and recycled tires, and are basic looking but attractive.
I especially like this company because when you buy shoes from Sole Rebels Shoes you are not only helping the environment, you are helping families in third world nations survive.
All these good companies doing something good for the environment.
Who ever thought eco friendly shoes could make such a powerful statement?
"Buy green shoes to support these companies and make your own unique fashion statement!"
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