Upcycled and Recycled Shoe Styles

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While they may not be a runway phenomenon yet, shoes made from recycled material are getting increasingly popular as both consumers and producers become more eco conscious. Look for upcycled and recycled shoes made from materials as diverse as water bottles and recycled rubber. These shoes run the style gamut, proving that you don't have to dress like a hippie to prove you care about the environment. TOMS: Fashionistas, vegans and do-gooders alike already know and love TOMS, where each shoe … [Read more...]

TOMS Shoes Debuts Vegan Shoe Line in Support of Shark Week

Toms The Shark Shoe

Protecting marine life never looked this comfortable.  TOMS, who recently released their "shark" shoe line in support of August 2012 Shark Week, has combined comfort and eco-fashion to protect the 400-million-year-old endangered species. A shoe-in for the survival of sharks, TOMS' aim is to raise funds for the defence of sharks, and their aquatic environment. Proceeds of the stylish slip-on footwear will go to marine foundations who champion this cause. Currently a globally declining … [Read more...]

Stuart Weitzman Corkswoon as seen on Kate Middleton at the Olympics

Kate Middleton continues to be seen wearing Stuart Weitzman CORKSWOON wedges cheering on teams at Olympic events.

Kate Middleton has been spotted several times at the Olympics wearing her Nice Blue Suede Stuart Weitzman Corkswoon wedge pumps as shown below (Source: Stuart Weitzman Public Relations): Now sold out everywhere, you can pre-order Kate's exact shoes at StuartWeitzman.com for $375. Or check out a few less expensive alternative styles we found to "steal the style"... Luxury Rebel Shoes Selma Cork Wedge Pumps on sale for $60 (regularly $120) TOMS Rowan Cork Wedge Heels, $128 … [Read more...]

7 Awesome & Affordable Vegan Shoes

It's surprisingly easy to find quality but vegan-friendly shoes without going broke. In a world where leather and other animal-based materials are the popular choice, vegan shoes are making a major appearance with top designers as well as affordable brands. TOMS Brand Slip-On Shoes TOMS are the well-known brand of slip-on shoes. For each pair purchased, a pair is donated to a child in need. They have a large cruelty-free section. These shoes are made from canvas and faux-suede material. … [Read more...]

Ethical Companies that Offer Fair Trade, Vegan & Eco-Friendly Shoes

The term "ethical" will mean different things for different people. As a catch-all phrase, it typically refers to products that are made within fair trade guidelines, do not harm animals, and/or require minimal environmental impact for their production. The products can also support social causes or charities. There are many shoe companies that produce products that fall under these guidelines. Here are five companies that produce both stylish and ethical footwear: 1. TOMS Shoes When you … [Read more...]