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ethans_momma06
Socially Conscious Shoes?
January 10, 2013 at 2:16 PM

I am looking to make 'better' purchases and since I need new shoes I thought I'd start there. I did some research and did a write up of TOMS vs BOBS, but found out that there are other options!

I am wondering what the women in here wear, or what shoes you'd love to get to sort of promote a better planet?

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  • JasonsMom2007
    January 10, 2013 at 4:38 PM

    I have to go with whatever I can find that fits my foot well and doesn't wear quickly because I have some problems with my feet and ankles so I really don't know.

  • EireLass
    January 10, 2013 at 8:12 PM

    Bob's are made in China. What are the labor laws like there?

  • cemcnair
    January 11, 2013 at 9:34 AM
    I really have never researched this. I do buy secondhand a lot, but not generally shoes. Shoes last me for a very long time-I haven't bought a new pair in at least three years...
  • OMGLasersPOWPOW
    January 11, 2013 at 10:19 AM

     I'm ashamed to admit shoes are my weakness! :-/

  • krn210
    by krn210
    January 11, 2013 at 10:31 AM

    I haven't ever researched it either. It's something worth thinking about though. :-)

  • ethans_momma06
    January 11, 2013 at 1:19 PM


    Quoting EireLass:

    Bob's are made in China. What are the labor laws like there?

    Not good.

    If you click on the link, you'll see that TOMS has some shoes made there too, although they state that they pay fair wages and no child labor, and good work conditions (evaluated by a 3rd party).

    BOBS, gives no indications of what the work conditions are for the manufacturing of their shoes, and IMO- that's one reason I favour TOMS over BOBS.

  • ethans_momma06
    January 11, 2013 at 1:24 PM


    Quoting OMGLasersPOWPOW:

     I'm ashamed to admit shoes are my weakness! :-/

    I <3 shoes. I truly wish I could buy like 5 new pairs.

  • EireLass
    January 11, 2013 at 2:04 PM

    I think I'll stick to New Balance made in Massachusetts.

    Quoting ethans_momma06:
    Quoting EireLass:

    Bob's are made in China. What are the labor laws like there?

    Not good.

    If you click on the link, you'll see that TOMS has some shoes made there too, although they state that they pay fair wages and no child labor, and good work conditions (evaluated by a 3rd party).

    BOBS, gives no indications of what the work conditions are for the manufacturing of their shoes, and IMO- that's one reason I favour TOMS over BOBS.


  • chrissysnow22
    January 15, 2013 at 9:14 AM
    Wearing a size 12 like I do. I buy anywhere that fits. Which isn't too many places.
  • ethans_momma06
    January 15, 2013 at 10:21 AM

    I do love a good made in america product!

    Quoting EireLass:

    I think I'll stick to New Balance made in Massachusetts.

    Quoting ethans_momma06:
    Quoting EireLass:

    Bob's are made in China. What are the labor laws like there?

    Not good.

    If you click on the link, you'll see that TOMS has some shoes made there too, although they state that they pay fair wages and no child labor, and good work conditions (evaluated by a 3rd party).

    BOBS, gives no indications of what the work conditions are for the manufacturing of their shoes, and IMO- that's one reason I favour TOMS over BOBS.



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