I came into shoes later in life than most girls. I was a plain jane simple white shoes gal for the majority of my childhood. In middle school, it was really in to wear Keds or Hightop Reeboks. As I have a fashion tendency to always be out, I didn’t wear those glorious shoes of the ’80’s. I had the off brand, the Walmart or K-Mart brand (or as I always said, K-Mart, fall apart). And unfortunately, I remember a summer when I wore these really ugly white almost wicker looking sandals that were a tad too big, so I wore them with white cotton socks that were required for P.E.
Yes, I have many awards at home for my fashion sense. Ahem.
So when I finally began to realize that shoes were, indeed, a most important accessory, a whole new world opened up. Move over, Imelda Marcos, there’s a new shoe shopper in town.
For Mother’s Day this year, Lance bought me the coolest shoes I’ve owned to date. We found them at an outdoorsy-type store and I have tried them on at least nineteen times. Here’s a picture.
What I am the most impressed with is that this is a shoe that is made of recyclable materials. Here’s a list from the Simple site that explains.
* Crepe is a natural rubber that is tapped from the hevea tree. It makes a reall squishy outsole!
* This product is made with water-based glues.
* Jute is 100% biodegradable fiber that coms from a shrub. We use it as an upper material and also as shoe laces!
* Bamboo is an endless resource because it is so plentiful. We use it as a super soft lining in some of our shoes!
* Organic cotton is probably the most popular fiber on the plant, when it’s woven into a textile it is soft and breathable.
They are way comfy and stylish in their exuse-me-I-must-go-hug-a-tree kind of way. I love them! So stop global warming and save the rainforest and all the endangered species by getting a pair of these really cool shoes!