I personally own a pair of fair trade ‘Chunks’.
They are actually a lovely bright green. Previously, I’ve always worn basic ‘runners’ such as Nike, Adidas or Brooks. I recently heard about fair trade shoes and decided to give them a go. I must say I certainly haven’t been disappointed,not only are they really comfortable, trendy looking, but they are supporting struggling communities helping them to make a living. Not only are the shoes making my feet feel great, I fell great knowing I am helping to make a difference in other peoples lives.
Unsure about Purchasing Fair Trade Products?
At first, I wasn’t sure about purchasing fair trade shoes, boots or running shoes. I thought they would be way more expensive, have a lower build quality and not not be as stylish. I was glad to be proved wrong. The shoes were no more expensive than a nice pair of runners. The build quality of the shoes was outstanding – I still wear them after 2 years! And the resemblance to the common style called ‘chucks’ was uncanny.
I love my fair trade shoes
Overall, I love my shoes. If you haven’t purchased Fair Trade Clothing or shoes yet, I urge you to give it a go today. There are a number of companies around, have a look at our Fair Trade Online store here.
If you have owned a pair of fair trade shoes before, I’d love to hear your thoughts. Was there anything that you particularly loved about your fair trade shoes?