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Kids' shoes that are eco-friendly

Talk about corns and feet and the first mental picture you’ll probably get is that of painful, swollen calluses on your toes. But in Japan, corns and feet have a new meaning — one that is eco-friendly.

Moonstar, a shoe manufacturer in Japan, has recently partnered with Kuraray in releasing a new shoe line for children. The Biomass Hadashikko are the first shoes to be made from corn. The manufacturer uses biomass technology in producing the shoes, which reduces the total carbon emission when compared to using fossil fuel.

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The shoes do not scrimp on comfort, too. using Comfort Saver technology, Moonstar claims that children will be assured of sensations that are akin to actually walking barefoot without sacrificing ample support for the soles that active children need.

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One Response to “Kids' shoes that are eco-friendly”

  1. Removing Shoes before Entering a Home in Japan at Japan Blog on October 22, 2012 3:37 am

    [...] non-native Japanese are already quite familiar with the unspoken house rule of leaving shoes on the “genkan” either to wear house slippers or go barefoot inside the house.  The [...]

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