Back to school season inevitably means new shoes for growing feet –– why not choose a few pairs of sustainable shoes this year? After all, around 20.5 billion pairs of footwear were produced in 2020 alone. When you think about the amount of resources that go into that many sneakers, slides, and more, it just makes sense to support brands making the footwear industry a greener place. Especially for kiddos whose growing feet go through more pairs than most! We’ve got some recommendations ….
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Even though it’s almost back to school season, there’s still time for sandal weather! Consider these vegan sandals with natural rubber soles that have been carefully crafted to be high-traction and closed-toed to make the most out of recess time.
A hybrid sneaker/sandal with handy Velcro straps and airy, breathable mesh, the ty is perfect for highly active kids. Best of all, there’s no worries about growing out of them too fast: PLAE has a resale opportunity to recoup the cost of those gently-worn shoes.