I wish I would’ve worn a pair of these while walking through Manhattan last Saturday as part of the seminar Shopping for Green at FIT. Simple Shoes took the idea of eco-friendly walking instead of driving quite literally by integrating car tires into their soles.
The company is a leader in sustainable and eco-friendly shoes, sandals and bags. Their sustainable materials range from organic cotton and hemp to recycled car tires and inner tubes. In 2005 Simple Shoes introduced the Green Toe collection made from all natural materials. My favorite collection though is ecoSNEAKS for men and women, which uses materials like recycled car tires, certified organic cotton or PET. The outsole of the men's CARload-Certified Suede in black or classic taupe as well as the women's Carousel-Certified Suede in black or blood mary used to be a car tire. Sounds simple? The best ideas always are.