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April 13, 2006

Walk Softly

toe foo

I want these shoes. They're from Green Toe line of Simple Shoes, minimizing the ecological footprint left by shoes.


I bet the Manolo, he would approve.

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TG thanx for the link.

Posted by: Marion at April 15, 2006 08:47 PM

I don't know; I kinda like the "toe jam" style better. But $70.00??? Yowzers! For eco-friendly shoes, isn't that pricey?

Posted by: Sherri W at April 15, 2006 10:02 PM

I like the Chabah sandals too -- well, I like the way they look anyway. I can't wear any of those super-flat sandals, they make my heels hurt. But they're so cute!!!!

Posted by: Gem at April 16, 2006 12:30 AM

Sherri, I know, the price! Ack! But, were I to buy a new pair of inexpensive shoes, on sale, I would probably be spending at least $15, probably closer to $25-30. And for cheaper shoes, they would probably be coming from China, and made with petroleum products. Soooo. . . I think I could save up and justify the $50-70. Especially since at least one of the styles has replaceable parts. BUT, I'd really have to love the shoes and find them comfortable.

The more eco- and wallet- friendly option, is to focus on the REUSE aspect of reduce/reuse/recycle. Hit the secondhand stores, for sure! (But with shoes, sometimes that isn't as feasible an option, with how hard people can wear out shoes and have them mold to their own feet. . .)

But I was at the mall yesterday (needed new shoes for the boys, found a great deal, even if they aren't made with the best materials) and all the shoes I saw for women were primarily plastics, synthetic materials, and pricey. . .

Posted by: TulipGirl at April 16, 2006 03:14 PM

Gem, oh wow!

http://store.chabah.com/index.html

Totally cool. (And more more affordable than the Green Toes.) And seems great as far as supporting economical development.

Posted by: TulipGirl at April 16, 2006 03:21 PM

hey tg,

i thought of you tonite while i was surfing and ran across these toe jams on clearance! i know it isn't the style you posted about months ago, but here they are: http://www.rei.com/online/store/ProductDisplay?storeId=8000&catalogId=40000008000&productId=48001983&parent_category_rn=40003541&saleMode=1&vcat=

Posted by: chewymom at August 14, 2006 10:21 PM

Oooh, Oooh! I want them!

Now, if only I could fit into a size 6. . . *L*

Posted by: TulipGirl at August 14, 2006 11:45 PM


 
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