One way to reduce your carbon footprint is to buy your footwear from Simple, whose “green” shoes, boots and sneakers come with biodegradable soles. Founded in 1991, Simple started out as a brand dedicated to designing an alternative to all the over-hyped, over-processed and overdone shoes on the market. Basically, they wanted to make something simple. Since then, the label has added sustainability to its mission. In addition to featuring those biodegradable soles (made of recycled rubber), Simple's comfy kicks for men, women and kids are made from repurposed carpet padding, old soda bottles, fast-growing bamboo and hemp. The brand even designs a vegan-friendly line, but we recommend wearing them, not eating them.
SHFT is a sustainable lifestyle platform that curates a plethora of eco-conscious choices in everything from art and fashion to travel. Founded by actor/activist Adrian Grenier and film producer Peter Glatzer, SHFT is helping to nudge ecologically responsible choices into the mainstream with video series, news updates, and curated shopping experiences like this sale. With top-notch picks from brands like Nau, Core Bamboo, and Simple in the mix, it’s the perfect way to look good and do good at the same time.
It's big style for little feet: This crop of shoes from Eli Shoes and Simple will keep up with yours tots from school day to weekend. Look to Simple for just that—kicks made from re-purposed carpet padding, old soda bottles, bamboo and hemp will reduce your little one's carbon footprints while they're on the go, in everything from the embroidered suede Weegees to the colorful play-ready sneakers. And Eli Shoes combines high-quality leathers, kid-friendly colors and playful details for a collection you'll both love—the ballet flats and Mary Janes are standouts whether in basic black or covered in glitter.
Whether they’re cruising on furniture or running laps, kids of all ages will have their pick of cute shoes for the season. Darling maryjanes and loafers come courtesy of Elephantito and Pedoodles, while Converse keeps it cute with classic all-stars in whimsical prints. We also like Hunter for winterized boots, as well as Kico Kids for rainproof wellies.
Since we're all aware how quickly kids go through shoes, why not stock up in advance? We've got classic unisex options like Converse All-Stars in everything from neutral colors to tie-dye, plus an array of other kid-approved sneaks and rain boots. Just-for-girls selections run the gamut from cute Mary Janes to bow-embellished ballet flats.