While I love the swagger and confidence that wearing heels gives me, my feet thank me for not sporting them every day. Running errands and exploring calls for something much more comfortable and functional; you can find both with Green Toe from Simple. Their initial collection for men and women included just four or five basic styles, but Spring 2007 brings the release of new options and a new line all together, called Green Piggies for, you guessed it, kids.
The variety of sustainable materials that they use is just as impressive as the comfort factor that their line offers. Crepe, cork, jute, wool felt, bamboo, cotton, water-based glues, and car tires; all wrapped up in 100% post-consumer recycled boxes. Some of the promotional materials that they had in their Green Festival booth were serious and humorous at the same time.
We love Green Toe so much that we’ve changed how we live and work. We’ve started growing our own vegetables, recycling everything we can, and we now adopt the “good, better, best” principle. Start good, get better, and strive to do the best we can. We make it a priority to use only the best materials in our shoes as well as our paper materials and packaging. We’ve also joined the virtual march on Washington in the name of reducing Global Warming. A warm globe is not very cool.