Thursday, October 09, 2008

New Planet Walkers from Simple!

New Fall styles have arrived from Simple, an eco-friendly shoe company from Santa Barbara, California.

For men, we brought in the Traveler, part of Simple's "Planet Walkers" line. The Traveler features supple, smooth leather uppers that are BLC certified. That means the leathers came from a tannery that made a commitment to improving environmental practices of the tanning industry. The durable, flexible footbed is made from recycled ground car tire and Ortholite™ PU with built-in arch support. The midsole is composed of recycled EVA and natural cork for maximum shock-absorption. Blended latex rubber and recycled car tire composite make up the protective outsole, designed to support your natural walking motion. The Traveler is available in two colors, black and java. $130 at

Simple is your stereotypical, anti-stereotype brand offering good shoes and a big dose of reality. HOW they make their shoes is just as important as WHY they make them. Finding materials and processes that make their products sustainable is a method they call Green Toe; a compass that, they hope, points to a bright green future. Shop now for new fall styles for both men and women!