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August 29, 2011

Green Fashion Monday: Shoes That Give Back

Bobs by Skechers On Fashion Monday, we highlight a hip, green fashion item. Got a stylish eco-friendly product to recommend? Tell us about it and look for it in an upcoming blog post.

Poverty hurts the environment, and easing the strains of below-standard living helps everyone and everything. So when a brand like Skechers develops a line of shoes — Bobs — and promises that, for every pair sold, a new pair gets donated to a child in need, the payoff could be huge. In fact, Skechers is aiming to donate 1 million pairs of shoes by the end of 2011.

This is an idea “inspired” by another shoe brand, Toms, which runs the same charitable offer and offers similarly casual styles. But charity's charity, and quality footwear is quality footwear.

Our favorite Bobs by Skechers design is the canvas Earth Day shoe ($49), a comfy, slipper-style pair that can withstand a full day of walking with no problem. So if you’re trying stay comfortable for, say a theme-park outing, but don’t want to be wearing a pair of full-on athletic shoes, Bobs are a good alternative.

They come in six colors but are only available in whole sizes and tend to run a bit large, so order accordingly.

--Avital Binshtock

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