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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.

Namaste,
Callah
article and personal photos copyright of Callah at callahyoga.blogspot.com

4 comments:

Eco Yogini said...

very cool!!! plus they look great :)

Brittany said...

awesome!! I can't believe 1000 years! I did not know that..

Vern said...

What an innovative product! W runners go through a lot more shoes than most people. The "greenness" of our running shoe habit has been a concern for me. So far, I've just been making as many miles as I can before retiring a pair, and then wearing for casual use for a while. And there are organizations that take good-condition shoes to reuse for shoeless people in poor countries.

I'll have to take a look at these and see if they are right for me. I need a good support stability shoe with my low arches and severe overpronation.

Thanks for sharing this info!

♥ Callah said...

I just discovered I don't overpronate as much as I assumed, so these are potentially a viable shoe. If only I could find a store to try them on!