Friday, May 27, 2011

Simple Shoes Summer Find: Take On Elastic

All shoe companies should take a page out of the Simple Shoes book.  By using eco friendly materials like organic cotton, recycled wool, hemp, and recycled car tires and employing eco friendly manufacturing practices, Simple Shoes proves that shoes can be made in a more sustainable manner.   I wish there were more options like this on the market.

Look at these adorable organic cotton canvas shoes.  The Take On Elastic is a light weight slip on that is as comfortable as it is cute.  These would be perfect for travel as that second pair of comfy shoes.  Wear them to the beach, Farmers' Market, working in the garden, riding your bike or on the plane.  I think they'd look nice with a dress or with jeans or cropped pants. 

Normally I like shoes with a chunky sole as I prefer as much shock absorption as I can get.  But these have a cushy and biodegradable EVA "ped bed" which really does the job.  The soles are made from recycled tires and natural rubber.  The uppers are a blend of organic cotton and recycled PET.  Pictured here in "Goat," I love the splash of cool colors (available in warmer colors) and the versatile cocoa gray.  These are perfect for Summer, find them HERE. 


Dirty Girl Gardening said...

i'm loving those! how comfy...

Eco Mama said...

Me too DGG!
Eco Mama