Friday, June 6, 2008
Would you Believe Organic Sneakers?
Here's a short diversion from the gardens for a moment. I came across this website, entitled The Organic Athlete while looking for running shoe reviews. The Website is interesting enough, but organic sneakers? How cool is that?! I knew there were "eco-friendly" shoes of all sorts, but my naive brain always believed that it simply meant no animal products went into making the shoe - which is quite common in sneakers since leather isn't the best of materials for a running shoe. Eco-friendly also means the process in which it was made -- less petroleum and carbon use mainly. So the Brooks Cascadia gets top honors for an "organic shoe." Funky looking, but good for the environment.