My mother always said it was worth the money to invest in a good pair of shoes. Not only will your feet thank you, but longer wear will serve your pocket and the planet well.
PlanetShoes.com’s mission is to offer fashionable, well-made, and earth-friendlier shoes in the most eco-conscious way possible. In addition to choosing from a selection of consciously-made footwear from brands like Patagonia, Kalso, El Naturalista, Think, Taos, Dansko, and Simple, you can reduce your footprint with their CarbonFree Shipping option or help support one of their planet-friendly non-profit partners.
Planetshoes.com is giving away a pair of the new Taos Prize, stylish sandals with anatomical molded footbed cushions perfect for long and comfortable wear. The Taos brand seeks out materials and manufacturing techniques that leave the smallest environmental footprint possible, and its shoeboxes are made with recycled stock and soy-based inks.
But while you’re thinking about trading up for a new pair of shoes, be sure to responsibly dispose of your old ones. Shoebox Recycling recycles as many pairs of shoes as possible so that your old shoes can be given a new life. They accept all types of wearable pairs of mens, women’s, and kids shoes to be distributed for reuse at various local market places around the world. When you place a note in your shoes and tell the next owner what is special about them, you can trace the path they take and ultimately find your “Sole Mate.” You can even download a free UPS label and earn points at RecycleBank.
One lucky reader will win Taos Prize Sandals in their choice of size and color! All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this blog post telling us which color you’d choose. Bonus entries for following Spit That Out on Facebook and Twitter. Contest closes 5/31 and a winner will be randomly selected.