Thursday, April 17, 2008

Shoe Companies Doing Their Part to Recycle

As Spring arrives I began dreaming of open-toe shoes and flip-flops. While shopping at my favorite online retailers I've noted that more and more shoe companies are getting environmentally friendly by incorporating post-consumer recycling materials. Here are a few of those shoes:

Teva Makayla offered at Zappos for $74.00 here:

They feature:

  • Part of Teva's new Curbside collection, shoes that literally turn trash into treasure by incorporating post consumer recycled materials.

  • Post-consumer recycled PET canvas lining.

  • Mush® EVA sockliner with a recycled PET cover.

  • Post-consumer recycled rubber outsole.

For men, Reef offers these handsome flip-flops (Jutas) for $51.00 at Zappos here:

They feature:
  • Contoured compression molded 51% post industrial waste recycled eva footbed with anatomical arch support.
  • 30% recycled content rubber outsole.

So, this spring after you've sent your old shoes off for recycling or donated your slightly used pair to charity, keep your eye out for companies that are doing their part to include recycled waste to make new fashionable products for your feet.

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