Friday, December 05, 2008

Walking in your footsteps ...

"In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks." -- John Muir, naturalist and found of Sierra Club

I don't really want or need anything for Christmas (maybe some books) but I think the holiday season will be my justification for finally getting a new pair of shoes. I've been shopping around for about a year for a decent pair of shoes that are sustainable in one fashion or another. We were just at Van's tonight to get Alex a new pair of shoes and I saw these bamboo soled shoes that I liked:

"hemp-infused gum rubber outsoles and natural cotton jute foxing ... water-based glues sans inks"

Simple Shoes have a few pairs I like, most notably these:

"organic cotton canvas uppers ... lined in certified organic cotton ... outsole used to be a car tire ... 100% post consumer paper pulp foot forms"

I hadn't heard a lot about EcoSumo products, but these seemed nice:

So far, these three are the leaders in the clubhouse. Hopefully Santa will be kind to me this year.

Understandably, a lot of people can't afford shoes like these but it looks like some of the discount retailers are soon going to be offering affordable sustainable alternatives -- Payless to offer sustainable line.

"Fifty million years ago
You walked upon the planet so,
Lord of all that you could see
Just a little bit like me

Walking in your footsteps

Hey mr. dinosaur
You really couldn't ask for more
You were gods favourite creature
But you didn't have a future ...

Hey mighty brontosaurus
Dont you have a lesson for us
You thought your rule would always last
There were no lessons in your past ...

Walking in your footsteps....

They say the meek shall inherit the earth..."

Walking in Your Footsteps -- The Police


CyberKitten said...

I am *very* picky when it comes to shoes. So much so that I can literally take months to find a pair I like - and then more often than not I'll buy muliple pairs... just in case!

Luckily my last purchase was in a closing down sale so the shoes were 75% off - so I bought three pairs in a week [laughs].

dbackdad said...

A man's shoes say a lot about the man. He-he.