I need to put something on my feet.
February 7, 2012 2:31 PM Subscribe
Ethical everyman shoes?
posted by Scientist to clothing, beauty, & fashion (34 answers total) 20 users marked this as a favorite
Looking for some comfortable shoes along the lines of Vans, Doc Martens, or Converse All-Stars. Something that's casual and relaxed but doesn't look like a sneaker, something simple and durable and inexpensive that goes with most everything.
The above brands would probably have fit the bill once upon a time, but to my knowledge all of them today have pretty much cashed in on their reputations and moved production facilities across the sea to countries with little in the way of labor standards. If they were still made in union shops, or at least in a country that had some semblance of real labor law, I'd be all over them. Instead, I'm looking for an alternative.
So, does anybody know if there's someone out there making all-purpose, inexpensive, comfotable everyman's shoes without exploiting the shit out of their workers in the process? If so, I'd love to hear about it.