New old shoes

Buying vegetarian friendly shoes is slowly getting a little easier but it still a bit of a struggle to buy nice good quality shoes so I like to keep my shoes going. I have a pair of Sketches I’ve had for about two and a half years and they are so comfy and still look cute after all the abuse I’ve given them. I also hate throwing out good but old items. So when the velcro on my shoes were getting a bit worse for wear I took them to the cobbler to get re-velcroed. So $12 later I had my old shoes back good as new. No need to spend lots of money or throw out a good usable item.
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It’s nice to have my old friends back good as new. Ok they might look a bit old but no need to throw them out yet they still have plenty of miles in them. It really pays to think about how an item can be fixed or reused before throwing it out.
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PS don’t you love my colourful mis-matched socks? I’m rather famous for them. He he I never were matching socks and they are always bright colours. These prettys were a birthday gift from my bestie. Doesn’t she know me so well!?
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2 thoughts on “New old shoes

  1. August 18, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    Love the mismatched socks. My husband loves brightly coloured socks and has recently discovered the joy of wearing brightly coloured mismatched socks 🙂

    Why will you not wear leather shoes? Is it an ethical stance? I’m interested because if you are plastic free the options for shoes are limited to canvas/rubber. We are not vegetarian and believe that the entire animal should be used (offal, skin, bones) but in our case the issue is ensuring that the leather has come from an animal humanely raised and the entire animal has been used rather than just bread for its skin. It is so much more complicated now that we cannot easily follow the source of our consumables.

    1. August 23, 2013 at 9:41 am

      Aww thanks I love my socks too. I’m glad I’m not the only one that loves what fun mismatched socks are! I don’t wear leather as I am vegetarian and so I don’t belief it’s right to kill an animal for it’s skin if I’m not going to eat it. I do agree with you if an animal is killed all of it should be used. Wow I hadn’t thought about the other issues I always assumed that the leather from meat animal was killed I had no idea that animals were killed just for their skin. I do wear a mixture of shoes plastic, fabric/ canvas ones. I’ve just discovered Keen shoes I think I’ll be buying these in the future. What do you wear? Mx

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