When shopping for a non-leather sneaker you should consider style, durability and comfort. Simple brand creates one of the most comfortable sneakers ever! They developed a line of sustainable sneakers called ecoSNEAKS®. In addition to looking great, the ecoSNEAKS® collection uses materials like recycled car tires, certified organic cotton, PET (think recycled plastic bottles), recycled bike tires, and hemp, just to name a few. So they a leave better ecological footprint than ordinary sneakers. Even the boxes are environmentally friendly…. made of post-consumer recycled paper, soy based printing ink, natural latex and starch based glue.
Hemp is soft, durable, and breathable and grows fast without the use of pesticides so having a pair of hemp shoes not only helps the environment but keeps your feet comfy and dry.
The recycled car tire is combined with polyurethane to make a nice squishy support for your foot. I own the pink Satire and there was no need to break them in. It was instantly soothing from the time I placed them on my feet which is a nice change from the usual discomfort of a new pair of shoes.