words/images Judith Ecochard
Outdoor Retailer, SLC
These nifty suede leather gladiators "ROME" by the Canadian owned company PUR caught our eyeballs---when we visited parent company Baffin (to be reviewed later).
Tagged '...footwear with a conscience..." a curious claim in this bunch of Outdoor Retailer exhibitors who are very eco minded form cradle to cradle---we never-the-less got the drift-as the PUR tries to keeps its manufacturing as "earth friendly" as possible---i.e. leathers are vegetable (not chemical) dyed, no adhesives etc.
Styles for men and women--available now, range in price from CAD$89-$149 for boots (all prices Canadian dollar). Not fussy, these casual kickers have nice fashiony aspects to them-and are made for natural walking advocates as there are no hard liners or built -in arches which can throw one off balance, shifting the weight too much on the heels...a problem with most support shoes and flip-flops.
Back seam detail on the Indie
Chuka style Gobi