3 Ways Taos Shoes Are Sustainable

With innovative shoe materials that feel better and last longer, Taos supports your feet while striving to be eco-friendly. Made in small batches by artisans in Europe, Taos sneakers, sandals, and clogs are crafted with cork, wool, and other sustainable materials and detailed with fine hand-stitching and embroidery. From the moment you step into a Taos shoe, you can feel the quality and support. 

Materials in Sustainable Shoes


Cork

Cork is a highly supportive raw material that makes for excellent arch support as it forms to the shape of the foot naturally. As opposed to a wooden sole clog, cork is flexible and elastic so it absorbs the shock of your step. This is easier on joints and muscles, which is why these are great shoes if you have foot problems. The best part of all? Cork is an all-natural, eco-friendly choice for shoe material. It comes from the bark of the cork oak tree, which is harvested, but then regrows without harming the tree. Ready to spring into spring with new cork shoes? Try Taos sandals like My Dear, or clog shoes like Primavera


Wool


Step into cozy comfort in your work from home outfit with a beautiful pair of Taos wool sustainable clogs. Sheared from a sheep, wool is a natural fiber that is 100% renewable and eco-friendly. It’s a sustainable alternative to plastics, so it doesn’t harm the environment or shed toxic materials, plus it’s much softer! No sheep should be harmed in the shearing of their fleece; in fact, it’s helpful to the sheep as it regulates their body temperature. The wool used in Taos clogs with arch support like Wool Do is ethically sourced from Italy. 

Recycled Rice Husk Rubber


To create a durable shoe that can go outdoors or indoors, rubber is the best material for the outsole as it won’t slip or get ruined after a few wears. Not just any rubber will do, though. Taos rubber outsoles are made from recycled rice husks, which are much better for the planet than traditional rubber.

Artisan Craftsmanship


Taos comfortable shoes are made using the highest quality practices by artisan cobblers in Portugal and Spain. You’ll find great attention to detail has been put into the creation of every pair of shoes, from the embroidery on Woolderness 2 to the decorative medallion hardware on Prize 4 sandals. While these shoes have superb arch support and are perfect for people with plantar fasciitis, they don’t sacrifice style!

Durability for the Long Run 


Made to last, you’ll find that you can wear your clogs, boots, and sneakers anywhere and they stand up to the terrain. Comfy from the start, they don’t require a break-in period, nor do they fall apart after a few wears. With Taos comfortable shoes, you’ll have peace of mind knowing you don’t have to worry about your footwear. Of course, the longer you wear your shoes, the less pairs you will need, which means less environmental waste in the long run.