With all the over-built, over-hyped products out there, it’s pretty hard to ï¬?nd sustainable shoes that you can live with. So we started Simple, your stereotypical, anti-stereotype brand offering good shoes and a big dose of reality.
About a gazillion pairs later… give or take a few… we’ve managed to learn a few things. Well, actually a lot of things. And none more important than this: HOW we make our shoes is just as important as WHY we make them. That means finding more sustainable ways of doing business so we can make a gazillion more.
Which pretty much is where we are today… at the crossroads of here and now, aware of our responsibility to the planet while trying to pay the bills. The nice little shoe company getting in touch with its inner hippie.
They use bamboo, organic cotton, recycle car and bike tires, hemp and other environment friendly materials.
Check out the specs of the EcoS EcoSneaks:
# The men’s ecoS contains no animal byproducts or even regular animal products. This shoe is vegan friendly and veggie friendly.
# Hemp uppers
# Yes, the sidewall of the ecoS is made from a recycled bike tire
# Organic cotton linings
# Recycled PET (thatâ€™s recycled plastic bottles) laces
# PET pedbeds
# Yes, that outsole used to be a car tire
# 100% post consumer paper pulp foot forms
I’ve been showing off the shoes to people, some liked the style, some didn’t care for it, but once I told them that the shoes are made out recycled materials, they all were surprised on how good they look. Since I’m used to wearing Vans, these shoes have the same feel, they have the flat sole and there’s no air cushions or gels or any of that over hyped ‘hi-tech’ stuff. I find them very comfortable to wear and to ride with.
Prices are reasonable as well, they range from $60 to $90 and they have lots of styles for men, women and children.
Check out www.SimpleShoes.com for more information.