Why you ask? Because the shoes are produced in China! So all those 'green' components are thrown out the window by the transporting and energy used to move these shoes across the globe from one side of the world to the other.
How much fuel does that take? I'm thinking more than being able to be labeled 'green' is logical. Oh, but the marketing is nice.
NPR did a story on Payless Shoes and how this is another green scam. And while it might seem like a nice green transitional product, Payless Shoes could have at least brought forth the production and transportation information to be clear on all the so-called 'green' facts. No mention of where the components are sourced, location of production, or method of shipping is mentioned.
We are idiots.
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