Wednesday, October 27, 2010

green silence

I discovered tonight that there is such a thing as eco-friendly running shoes.
the Brooks Green Silence- read a review here.

Standard running shoe midsoles take roughly 1000 years- seriously- to biodegrade in a landfill. All Brooks models now have been formulated with soy, which, when combined with the anaerobic & warm environment of a landfill, causes their midsoles to break down in just 25 years. Still seemingly a lot, but when compared to 1000 years... WOW.

Check out the green elements found in the green silence shoe:

  • BioMoGo, the world's first-ever biodegradable midsole for running shoes.
  • 75% of the shoe’s materials are post-consumer recycled.
  • Biodegradable insole and collar foams.
  • Laces, gillies, and reinforced webbing are 100% post-consumer recycled. 
  • Water-based adhesives are used throughout. 
  • All dyes and colorants are non-toxic.
  • Packaging is 100% post-consumer recycled.

I really hope this shoe fits! Unfortunately I have hard-to-fit feet so we shall see. I was just so excited to hear about eco-friendly shoe option I had to share. We need all companies, especially big ones, to take note of this kind of initiative.

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