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Thursday, March 05, 2009


Last fall a great new shoe store opened in our small town. And all the ladies said "Hallelujah!" Like most females I like shoes. There is nothing quite like a new pair of shoes. Lovely. Lovely.

I was finally in the market (aka have-enough-money) to buy a new pair of shoes so I walked across the street to Sole Obsession (right across from the museum, makes it a bit tempting eh Tami?). Ok. No, the story goes back...I was reading Kelly's blog (the foot wear peddler) and noticed she had some Simple Shoes in stock. I have been needing (yes, needing) a pair of Simple Shoes for a LONG time and now just like that *poof* across the street Simple Shoes.

Must. Go. Buy. And I did. I went, I saw, I tried on, I ordered, I bought.
That is the great thing. Kelly, will order for you. I tried on a pair of Simple Shoes to make sure of sizing, then special ordered this fantastic pair that she doesn't carry. She called me in less than a week to come pick up my new shoes. Fantastic! Why Simple Shoes? Several simple reasons. They are fabulously cute shoes. The company is committed to making their products 100% sustainable. They have reduced packaging - no plastic in that box; the packaging is made of all recycled materials and I can always use a shoe box. Did I mention they are super cute? Ok. Just wanted to make sure of that. And comfortable. Very, very comfortable
Details about my shoes (from here):
  • I have printed organic cotton uppers
  • I have certified organic cotton linings
  • I have recycled PET laces (my laces used to be soda bottles!)
  • I have Ortholite/recycled car tire pedbeds
  • My outsoles used to be a car tire*
  • I have a vulcanized rubber sidewall, toecap, and heelcap
  • I have 100% post consumer paper pulp foot forms
  • I ship to you in our totally state-of-the-art/back-to-the-future post-consumer recycled box
  • I am part of the Better category

* The bottom of these shoes used to be tires that rolled around on an axle that was connected to a car. Given the inherent nature of use like this, some of the shoe bottoms (i.e. tires) are marked up a little. Sure, we buff them out and put them on the bottom of the shoes, but they still show wear. If you get them and you decide you can't deal with the past life of that particular car tire, we'll take them back, as long as they are in new and unworn condition.

Now I am looking toward summer. I am thinking these (Tube Top) in either black and white or sand and white. Or these (Cartoon) in black. Or...there are a few other pair I like...we will see, we will see.
It really is Simple. Go to Sole Obsession. Check out the Simple Shoes. If you don't love the Simple Shoes she has many other brands and styles to chose from. Like Dansko. Oh. I might need some Danskos.

p.s. I bought the socks in this post. The green ones with the orange on top. They go great with my shoes!


  1. You are definitely happy about your shoes ... that makes me smile. lol I don't know anybody who talks to lovingly about ... SHOES! ha ... and I do love shoes. Maybe I'll start posting about my wonderful shoes I find (although I don't find them often). I did go in search of the green checked ones you mentioned to me but I couldn't find them. Hmmm

  2. I must be a weird girl then because I hate shoes. Sorry, but I do. I prefer to just not wear them at all. I have, ummmm, I think 5 pair right now - which is a LOT for me! My husband, on the other hand, is the shoewhore of the house. He has a different shoe/boot for every occasion/weather/day of the month. I'm not even joking.

  3. LOVE 'EM!! So cute!

    Hey, you know what you need to get to match your cool new shoes, right?? Just ask DeAnne... ;o)

  4. I think I need the brown with lilac laces. So cute!

  5. I love those shoes. I am trying not to order a pair for myself so that you can be the only girl in Lynden sporting "the Ryde in Chocolate/Multi". :) Oh but it is so tempting.
    PS. Thanks for the free publicity.


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