Portland, Ore. (October 30, 2007) â€“ Molded comfort shoes are going â€œgreen,â€ thanks to category innovator Cloggens. With the launch of its Cero-Eco line, the company is offering the first molded comfort shoes made with sustainable fabrics and recycled materials. The new styles feature either hemp or bamboo fabric uppers, and recycled material formula in both the shoe body and the outsole â€“ to create comfortable, earth-friendly footwear.
According to Cloggens Co-founder Troy Lewis, the Cero-Eco line represents the company's long-term commitment to a sustainable approach to the design and production of its shoes.
â€œEvery effort counts in helping care for the environment,â€ said Lewis. â€œCloggens will continue looking for ways to recycle, reduce waste, and incorporate eco-friendly materials into its shoes.â€
The Cero-Eco is the newest addition to the popular Cero product family â€“ blending comfort and â€œgreenâ€ style. Each model features an eco-fiber fabric upper, recycled molded EVA in the shoe body, and a recycled rubber outsole. Designed on a women's specific last and including Cloggens' patented removable Comfasoles footbed, the Cero-Eco comes in three distinct styles for women:
â€¢ Cero-Eco/Hemp: this stylish model features a breathable hemp upper and is available in a fashion-forward frayed finish. Colors: Adobe and Blue.
â€¢ Cero-Eco/Bamboo: a moisture-wicking bamboo fabric upper is hypoallergenic and naturally anti-bacterial and anti-fungal. Color: Natural.
All Cero-Eco shoes have a $40 suggested retail price and are available beginning in February 2008.
Cloggens was created in October 2005 to offer consumers a better line of molded comfort shoes. Since then, the Lake Oswego, Oregon-based company has been leading this footwear category in style and innovation. With a seasoned team of footwear industry veterans, Cloggens remains on the forefront of product design and technology. Cloggens â€œshoes for humansâ€ can be found internationally in better outfitters, comfort retailers, department stores and sporting goods stores; and through select online retailers. To learn more, visit www.cloggens.com.