6 Reasons Why I Choose Eco-Friendly Shoes Everyday
I’m a big proponent of going green and living a more responsible, eco-friendly lifestyle. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve noticed that my health has improved when I make conscious choices to buy items that aren’t harmful to the environment or myself. So why not apply this same logic to what I wear every day? Let’s start with these eco-friendly shoes for everyday wear.
They are better for the environment
In case you didn’t know, it takes a long time for shoes to decompose. It can take up to 500 years! Shoes are one of the biggest contributors to landfills and despite what many people think, they use synthetic materials that do not decompose quickly. Synthetic materials are petroleum-based products like plastics and rubber. These types of materials break down way slower than natural materials such as leather or even canvas (natural fibres).
In addition to being bad for the environment, there are other reasons not to wear synthetic shoes. They don’t breathe well so your feet get sweaty; they tend to trap odour-causing bacteria. They don’t hold up well over time because they break down quickly under stress or use. Lastly, they look cheap!
They are better for my health
First of all, let’s talk about why eco-friendly shoes are good for your health. For starters, they’re using sustainable materials such as bamboo and jute. Bamboo is naturally anti-bacterial, meaning you can wear these shoes without worrying about stinky feet! Jute is a natural material that is good for the environment because it doesn’t require any pesticides to grow.
So how do these eco-friendly materials affect me? Well, since I’m not putting toxic chemicals on my feet, my body will be healthier in the long run. Plus, if someone else steps on one of my old pairs of leather shoes at work or school and gets hurt by their sharp edges, they’ll end up suing me because they were so careless when they put them on!
They are better for my wallet
If you’re looking for a way to save money, buying eco-friendly shoes is the way to go. They are more affordable than regular shoes because they last longer and you can get more for your money. The good thing about this type of footwear is that it’s built with higher-quality materials that can withstand wear and tear. With regular shoes, there’s always a chance that they will break down before their warranty period ends. However, eco-friendly sneakers come from high-quality materials so they won’t break down easily even after years of use!
They give back to the community
One of the brands that I love to support is 4Ocean. The company gives back to the community by recycling ocean plastic and turning it into shoes, bags, and jewellery. They have a variety of products that are not only beautiful but also eco-friendly. When you buy from this brand, you know that your purchase will help make a difference in the world.
4Ocean started as an idea by two brothers who wanted to use their passion for surfing to make an impact on our oceans by turning trash into treasure! They created an organization called 4 Oceans which has been collecting plastic waste since 2011 through beach cleanups all over the world. Then they turn this waste into something people can use such as sunglasses or jewellery.
They help me make conscious choices every day
We all want to make conscious choices every day. We want to do our part in helping the environment, and we want to do so in small ways that don’t take much effort or cost. That’s why I wear eco-friendly shoes every day—because it’s a simple way for me to make a difference.
It doesn’t matter if you’re looking for leather shoes, suede shoes, or canvas shoes perfect for your lifestyle. You can choose eco-friendly options that will help protect the planet and keep our earth healthy for future generations!
They make me feel amazing!
These shoes are not only stylish and fun, but they make me feel amazing! They are comfortable, unique, sustainable, and made with recycled materials that give back to the planet. The materials used in the making of these eco-friendly shoes are non-toxic and made from renewable resources. These shoes are also made in the USA by people who care about their environment as much as you do!
Going green is not only good for the environment – it’s good for YOU.
Going green is not only good for the environment, but it’s also good for you. Green shoes can save you money, help your health and keep you looking stylish! Plus, if you’re already going green with your wardrobe choices then why not make it a complete lifestyle change?
When I first started wearing eco-friendly shoes I was surprised at how much they helped me save both my wallet and my feet! The first pair of shoes that caught my eye were these beautiful red flats from Minnetonka called “Winni”. They’re using recycled materials and other discarded products which makes them perfect if you want to look good without hurting the planet. These particular flats have been designed with women in mind. They are comfortable enough to wear every day but still durable enough to stand up under everyday wear. And don’t worry about splashing through puddles either because these beauties feature waterproof leather uppers which means no more wet socks or smelly feet!
Are you ready to wear eco-friendly shoes for your next run? No worries, we’ve listed some brands you might want to add to your cart…
Allbirds Sneakers – Tree Dasher
Allbirds use merino wool, a natural fibre that comes from sheep. The Tree Dasher shoes use renewable materials that can be recycled or composted when the shoes have worn out.
Allbirds also use a closed-loop manufacturing process, which means that they create their products in the USA and use local materials like cotton and rubber. This helps to reduce their carbon footprint because it doesn’t require shipping products across oceans or continents for production.
Another company that I love, Grounded People, is committed to making shoes out of recycled fishing nets. They have a goal of collecting and recycling one million pounds of fishing nets by 2020. By partnering with Parley for the Oceans, they are promoting sustainability and reducing the use of raw materials in their products. One main reason I choose eco-friendly shoes is they help protect our environment from pollution caused by plastic waste.
Adidas Stan Smith “Forever” Sneakers
The Adidas Stan Smith “Forever” Sneakers are my favourite shoes to wear. They’re breathable, comfortable, and flexible. They’re made from recycled plastic bottles, which are melted down into a new material called TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane). The shoe is 100% vegan and made in the USA with an eco-friendly rubber outsole that provides traction on any surface. These shoes are super comfortable, and stylish and look great on your feet!
They’re also made to last! I’ve had mine for over 6 months now, wearing them almost every day (except during winter). They’re so comfortable that you don’t even notice your feet anymore when you wear them all day long at work or play around town. They feel like slippers on your feet but look better than any other sneaker out there right now!
Cariuma Sneakers 4Ocean
Cariuma Sneakers are sustainable and eco-friendly shoes that are made from recycled plastic bottles. This sneaker is a carbon-negative company, meaning it takes out more CO2 than it emits. A portion of their profits also goes to helping children in need around the world through a partnership with Soles4Souls.
Cariuma sneakers are using upcycled material from discarded plastic bottles. They were primarily made in China where labour costs are low and waste materials are abundant. The bottoms of each shoe have been cut off to make them easier to recycle. This reduces weight so less fuel is used during shipping.
Rothy‘s shoes are great for the environment. They’re using recycled plastic bottles, which means less waste in landfills and oceans. And they’re also made in the United States, which means you can feel good about supporting American jobs.
And did I mention that they’re vegan-friendly? This is an important consideration if you want to avoid supporting the cruel animal agriculture industry (which pumps more carbon into our atmosphere than all transportation combined). Plus Rothy’s shoes are super comfortable and stylish too! They even come in different widths so everyone can wear them comfortably no matter what their foot size is like! And finally, these eco-friendly shoes are affordable too: both men’s and women’s versions are available for under $100 per pair. This includes shipping costs if you buy directly from their website without having to go through Amazon or any other retailer first!
I want to encourage you to make conscious decisions about the products that you buy and use. The more we can do this, the better off we’ll be. Eco-friendly shoes are one way to start, but there are so many others as well! I hope these reasons have inspired you to try something new in your life – whether it’s a new pair of kicks or an outfit made entirely out of recycled materials – and if so, please share in the comments below!
Make sure to mix and match these eco-friendly shoes with these different eco-friendly clothing brands!
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