Textiles | Shoes
OK here we are…”Every Z Shoe starts with a comfortable sole made from 100% organic, fair trade, sustainably-harvested Amazonian Sharinga rubber…No plastic or synthetic fibers here. Z Shoes are made from 100% organic, fair trade sustainably-harvested cotton from the Solo y San Miguel regions of Peru…Even the beautiful coral and navy blue options available in the Z Shoes line up come from 100% organic plant dyes sourced from in the Amazon…Z Shoes is proud to offer the world’s finest line of fair trade and organic shoes. ”
“The sandals are made from durable, colorfast polypropylene rope. Water does not hurt them because they are melted together instead of glued. They have excellent traction when wet, and they are machine washable. They last for several years. We guarantee the sandals for a year, and many customers are able to wear theirs for many years. They are lightweight, cool, and they bend easily. The ropes are soft and comfortable on your feet, and the heel-strap holds them on securely.” A full range of sizes and colors for men and women.
Soft sandals made from 100% textured polypropylene carpet yarn. Heat welded—no glue and no stitching. Will last for years.
Traditional cotton/jute espadrilles with natural rubber (latex) soles in up-to-date styling: tennis shoes, slippers, sandals. Also some suede uppers, some linen linings. Lots of colors, some decorated. Flats and wedge heels. Women and men. Read comments for advice about ordering the correct size.
Casual sneakers, espadrilles, and sandals—made with washed natural fiber fabrics (cotton, linen, hemp), genuine gum rubber soles, and vegetable-tanned leather.
I’ve been wearing Mephisto sandals almost every day for I don’t know how long. At least 15 years. I just buy the same Helena sandals over and over. They are the only shoes I can walk any distance in and never have my feet hurt or get tired. Finally I found some information about the materials. They are handcrafted in France and Portugal. The leathers are highest quality and have “natural tanning.” The soles are natural rubber obtained from latex. I’ve never had any problems of toxic exposure from any pair of Mephitis shoes I’ve purchased.
These amazing shoes are made from organic cotton, wool, coconut husks, natural latex, cork, and leather. “All our materials come from naturally renewable sources and are responsibly harvested. They contain no pesticides, bleaches or toxic dyes and are locally sourced wherever possible. We use organic cotton in our shoes and all our leather is chromium-free. You can read about our materials in more detail here.” Every shoe has a complete materials description (click on the “materials” tab on each product page). Great styles! This company is based in the UK. I don’t usually recommend websites out of the country, but I’ve never seen anything like these shoes! You can even have them custom-make shoes to your own design specifications.
Beautiful wool felt slippers and shoes for the whole family, made from 100% natural Merino and Gotland wool, with eco-friendly dyes and a soft, vegetable-tanned leather. This unique Scandanavian-designed footwear can be worn year-round. They look so comfortable! See From Sheep to Shoe.
Top quality, all-natural shoe care products created by a man who loved to polish his expensive business shoes, and his wife, who hated the chemical smell. The compromise was a complete line of shoe care products made from only four natural ingredients: food grade orange terpenes (d-limonene), organic extra-virgin coconut oil, wax (beeswax and carnauba wax) and pigments (earth and ocher). Great explanations on this site about the product, ingredients, how to use it. Obviously made by someone who knows and loves what’s needed to maintain and enjoy good shoes.
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“Post modern design footwear made with natural materials…Our new line is complete and fully devoted to environmentally-friendly footwear for men and women that are durable. Wicked Hemp/ Wicked Sportif footwear exceeds our company standards of style, comfort and fit. All Wicked Hemp/ Wicked Sportif materials are sustainable with low impact to our environment. Our Natural materials include hemp, cotton, wood pulp, geo tech (Straw Grass & Cotton Blend) and natural rubber.” Hiking boots in a variety of styles.