November 4th, 2010
In the spirit of Vegan Month, we at PeaceKeeper aren’t just limiting our meat and dairy intake—we’re keeping it off our shoes too! Our latest shoe addiction are the brightly colored, eco-friendly ballet flats from Extraseed Shoes, based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Ballet flats are a timeless classic, perfect for the chic urban girl on the go, and these joyous pairs are the perfect pop of color amidst a sea of black and brown boots.
Extraseed Shoes travel thousands of miles to get to you, but the shoes are beautiful and custom made to your foot size; just send out your measurements! They are unique and beautiful flats “built with longevity and style in mind”; the soles are made from recycled car tire rubber, and used scraps of fabric (considered waste in garment factories) are used for the uppers.
Vegan linen shoes are the perfect way to stay eco-chic in the summer! Try these out with a pair of black shorts and a white t-shirt as a stylish alternative to flip-flops.
These shoes are affordable, too- most styles range from $38-$55, well worth it for comfort, style, and sustainability. Visit Extraseed’s Etsy page for more of their excellent flats!
What’s your favorite Extraseed shoe? Leave a comment below!
The PeaceKeeper Team
(Writer: Renee Estey. Editor: Jessica Smith. Pictures courtesy Extraseed.)