posted by: freePOrnaoa in General on April 22nd, 2011
We’ve done posts on environmentally-considerate shoes before. But this Earth Day, I’m particularly impressed with the carbon-lite footprint of Naya Shoes.
Whenever possible, Naya includes vegetable-tanned leathers, natural or recycled fabrics, water-based cements, 80 percent recycled paper boxes, soy-based inks, water-based glue, reusable shoe bags and shoe forms made with recycled PET. Not only that, but they’re more chic than many environmental shoes, n’est-ce pas?
Take a look at Naya’s other shoes here, and let us know your favorite environmental shoes or what you’re doing to lessen your carbon footprint, literally! Are you buying used? Organizing shoe swaps with your friends? Buying from non-sweatshop, environmental companies?
Witness my adorable new Maize sandals after the jump!
This is not my first pair of Naya shoes, nor will it be my last. I have a couple pairs of heels that I just love. Naya has such a high standard for comfort, and their shoes look so classic that I never worry about wearing them for a day out (work, lunch, dinner, drinks, dance parties, art gallery shows, rooftop parties).
There is elastic goring, shown below, to help the ankle strap fit optimally, since we ladies don’t all have the same size ankle, and this is not a heavy, but not necessarily a light shoe either.
As a side editorial note, I am disclosing the material connections associated with this post, i.e. that these Maize sandals were a gift from Naya. Thanks guys! It’s still a bit too cold in New York to wear them without tights, but I love them!