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These Cool Nike Shoes Really Grow on You (Really)

What’s more iconic than a pair of really cool Nike shoes? Not much. The brand has maintained its posture in the vast array of footwear over the decades, and continues to clean up its act when it comes to sweatshops and sustainability issues. Now, French artist Christophe Guinet aka “Mr. Plant” has taken Nike shoes to another realm of coolness.

November 7th

Savvy Green Consumer: Green Diva Favs Spring 2013

We get offered products to review EVERY day — some rather large and expensive things like cars, which are fun reviews, but most are practical, every-day things. We have gotten backed up with a nice bounty of great things we chose to review and play with, and finally spent some time focusing on most of them.

May 1st

Mariel Hemingway on The Willing Way (Podcast)

We finally got to talk to one of our Green Diva heroes, the beautiful and inspiring actress, author and activist, Mariel Hemingway. She is one busy lady these days with a documentary about her life as a Hemingway, Running From Crazy, and her new book, The Willing Way and many worthy projects in between.

March 6th

How-to: Clean Thrift Store Shoes

So, after Maria’s roundup last week of DIY shoe refashions, have you hit the thrift store for shoes to alter?

If the thing that’s holding you back is the ick factor, ick no more! It might seem gross to wear second hand shoes – especially styles that don’t call for socks – but armed with the right cleaning products, you can wear your thrifted shoes without worrying about picking up some nasty foot fungus. I’ve been wearing second hand shoes for years, even ballet flats, and so far this method has worked for me!

June 11th

Vegan Shoes? It’s a Green Diva Thing

The first in our series on earth-friendly and vegan shoes. Seriously – we wouldn’t be green divas if we didn’t love shoes! We recently hooked up with PlanetShoes.com and to our amazement, there is a plentiful variety of not only eco-friendly shoes made from recycled materials, but vegan shoes? Ok, I’m not a vegan virgin, but really vegan shoes?

May 29th

Feelgood Quickie: Vegan Boots from Arcopédico

Vegan shoe shopping can be a little bit tricky, and the downside of vegan shoes is that companies also replace leather with vinyl, which is a petroleum product. That’s why I was super-excited to learn about Arcopédico, a company that makes vegan boots with a focus on the eco-friendly!

July 27th