We don’t really think about how that twenty five dollar flip flop might hurt the environment. Just to think about it most main brand shoes ranging from Jordan’s to Clark’s use mainly rubber to create their shoes. To make these shoes that we have come to know and love releases bad chemicals into the air and throwing them away is not the most eco-friendly either. The only shoes easily found without rubber is the wooden clogs that would send your social and fashion identity plummeting.
So what can you do if everywhere you can buy shoes only provides only shoes that are bad for the environment. You can make sure that you sell the shoes to a thrift store or give them away as a donation once your finished, or you can pay double for shoes using recycled rubber. Those are options but there is one more. Online eco-shoes have been popping up all over the place. They make anything from running shoes to sandals. For what has to be in rubber they only use natural crepe rubber. Which is rubber that comes from tree harvested like maple syrup. They even make shoes directly for those of us who are vegan.
I suggest Simpleshoes not only do they style and sizes ranging from kid’s to the largest feet but also have a list of all their materials and how they are used in their shoes. Compared to most name brand shoe stores they are relatively inexpensive, not including payless, walmart, and target. Who knew that shoe could help make this world a better place.