Wednesday, September 15, 2010

winner winner chicken dinner and such...

Well I got a nice surprise in the mail this morning! A lovely pair of size 9.5 mens Simple Gumshoes!
I won the's Gumshoe Giveaway!! They are made of Organic Cotton and Hemp with a 40% recycled tire and 60% natural rubber sole!  A sole with soul!!

Read Simple Shoe's description about how LITTLE glue/adhesive they use!


  • Men's GUMshoe – Hemp & Organic Cotton Blend casual shoe with hemp and certified organic cotton blend uppers
  • Vegan shoe! No animal products or even animal byproducts
  • Midsoles and arch cookie made of carpet padding for at-home comfort at all times
  • No glue was used in the assembly of this shoe! Thanks to a lot of stitching, it's made with less than a thimble full of water-based adhesives – most shoes use 2 shot glasses worth of glue
  • The small amount of glue that we do use is water based, not petroleum based. Just another way to reduce our dependence on petroleum, and it also means no nasty smelling glue for the people who put your shoes together
  • Partially recycled shoe – the bottom of this shoe is made from a recycled car tire blended with natural rubber
  • The foot form inserts are made of post consumer recycled paper
  • Shoebox made of post-consumer recycled paper, soy based printing ink, natural latex and starch based glue
  • Comes with a biodegradable hanger sent me a lovely pair of shoes in the color Bison which is a nice rich brown....I have to say, I put them on immediately and am in love!
They are super-super comfy and have a lovely arch support.

I can wear them with or without socks and being "cursed" with a womans size 11 foot, I tend to wear men's shoes and these are not super wide, but also not super tight as many slip ons tend to be, making me NOT enjoy them or even consider buying them.

And the box is currently going to some good use as well since Dora has promptly decided to recycle it into her new nap space

So thank you very much to the great folks at for having this great giveaway and my comment number being picked!
Goes to show, sometimes those giveaways with all those ways to enter sure can pay off!!

Not only did I get a free pair of shoes, but they are from a company whose products I love and a product I have considered purchasing, but always put off for fear I wouldn't like it once I got it home...Was I wrong!
I love these!

If you would like to pick up your own pair of Simple Men's Gumshoe Organic cotton and hemp blend slip on shoes (I love them and I am a woman, so whatever to that!) just click the link and order away!

As I have said, I love simple and have owned a few pairs of their shoes over the years and I love them...they hold up to wear and tear and they truly take our planet into consideration with everything they do.

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