My mind loves the shoes because Simple is truly committed to eco-sustainability. Their aim is to “minimize the ecological footprint left by shoes” by using sustainable fabrics and glues that are less harmful to the environment (and the workers assembling the shoes) while still being strong and durable.
My body is happy because I can wear Green Toe shoes anywhere for however long and my feet are totally comfortable. One reason is that the great inner soles ( or ‘ped beds’ ) have, amongst their many virtues, arch support. Yes, even the Toe Foo flip-flops and Toe Jam sandals support your arch. Finally, those of us who suffer from fallen arches can show off our pedicures all day without needing a serious foot massage afterward.
If you go for the Loafs, which are wonderful, just know that it’s going to require a little breaking in. The jute fabric they’re made from starts out somewhat stiff. Don’t buy a half size up. Just be patient, wear thin socks at first, and as soon as you notice that the shoe feels slightly roomier (took me about a day), move up to your regular sock thickness. Within a week you’ll have perfectly comfortable slip-ons that you will never want to let go of. Buy Green Toe shoes direct from Simple for $50 – $80.