Quality Vegan Shoes are now an Affordable Option
Posted on 19 December 2016
Are You Buying New Shoes Every Year?
Do you find that it’s difficult to keep a pair of shoes beyond a year? As consumers, we buy a lot of shoes. In fact, it’s estimated that we throw away 300 million pairs of shoes out of the 20 billion pairs of shoes that are produced annually! That’s a lot of shoes. Plus the average man has over 12 pairs of shoes in his closet and the national average for a woman in the U.S. is 27 pairs! While some people enjoy having many choices of footwear, they often only wear 3-4 pairs of shoes regularly. What is the reason for this?
When shoes are mass produced they can often be lacking in quality. Think about it: how many times have you bought a pair of shoes that have aged quickly in front of your eyes? They began to look worn out, the matte leather begins to fray, the shine loses its luster and the flexible brown leather shoes that were sold to you are now ripping beneath your feet. Nobody wants to find out they invested $100+ or more into a pair of shoes that barely stood the test of time. That’s why many people have more than a few pairs of shoes in their closet -- not only to have ample choice but to have a rotation to prolong damage.
Handmade shoes that have been expertly constructed with precise measurements and quality materials make a true difference to the longevity of your shoes. While it seems like an expensive option, it truly isn’t. Sole & Stone is an example of a company among many that keeps their shoe prices at the same if not less than the average shoe price, yet sources shoe models made from vegan materials that will last. This isn’t a luxury that is out of reach anymore. Sure you could take a chance and spend $50 on a pair of shoes but if you could pay an extra $30 odd dollars, why not make the investment and skip out on having to buy a pair of shoes each year?