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How did we get here? How did it all begin? Well with all the over-built, over-hyped products out there it was pretty hard to find comfortable shoes that you could live with. So we started Simple, your stereotypical, anti-stereotype brand offering good shoes and a big dose of reality. About a gazillion pairs later…give or take a few…we’ve managed to learn a few things. Well, actually a lot of things. And none more important than this. HOW we make our shoes is just as important as WHY we make them. That means finding more sustainable ways of doing business so we can make a gazillion more!

Just because a shoe is planet-friendly doesn’t mean that it has to look like a hippie clod-hopper.

Back in Fall 2005, we launched the world-leading line of totally sustainable footwear, Green Toe™.

GT Jane in Chocolate
Green Toe™ is our effort to keep shoes from hurting the planet. We make Green Toe shoes that use only good, natural ingredients. No chemicals, no leather. No plastic. No poison. Shoes with less junk in them. We make shoes out of stuff that comes from the earth. Our shoes are made from jute, cork, bamboo, natural crepe, and wool felt. We’re pretty sure that if you buried your Green Toe shoes, they’d disappear.

We are committed to reducing the ecological footprint left from shoes and are continuing to bring new sustainable innovations to the footwear industry.

For Spring Summer 2007, we are proud to introduce car tyre outsoles to our new Green Toe collection. While car tyres aren’t all natural, they are being reused, thus saving them a trip to the landfill or incinerator! Unlike other ways of recycled tyres, we use the whole tyre and are able to make SIX men’s size 10 shoes out of 1 car tyre.

Here is a flavour of just some of our fantastic new casual shoes and sandals. The Too Foo is a stylish beach thong made from jute, crepe rubber and cork and comes in both men’s and women’s styles and in a variety of colourways. Ideal to wear on holiday or for lazy Summer days and nights at home!

The women’s Totem is a hugely comfortable slip on shoe that is available in chocolate and new taupe colours and ideal for everyday wear. The cute GT Jane comes in two colourways of chamois and chocolate, features a stylish strap with wooden button detail, and for extreme comfort has a removable natural laytex pedbed with a cotton canvass upper.

The men’s slip on Vantoe is new to the Green Toe™ collection, is made from a car tyre outsole and nubby cotton whipstitched upper, comes in chocolate and new taupe colours and provides excellent ventilation to allow feet to breathe on hot summer days.

We are proud to lead the world
in environmentally responsible footwear.

Goodbye from a Nice Little Shoe Company.

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