June 29, 2020 2 min read

In five years, the average American drives over 50,000 miles, which means that in six months, we each drive approximately 5,000 miles. We want to know how long it takes our upcycled tires to go that distance, on your feet. 

How long will it take you to walk 5,000 miles in a pair of deux mains sandals? Tell us your story of walking 5,000 miles!   Have a pedometer or a mile-tracking application?  Have an incredible journey and take us with you and let us celebrate you with a brand new pair of deux mains sandals for FREE!

If you were to walk 5 miles out of the average 30 miles driven per day, you would save roughly 60¢ every day, so in a year you would save over $200!  Walking 5,000 drivable miles would save you $600 on gas, and you would receive a brand new pair of sandals from our fashion brand!

Walking doesn’t only save you money; it saves the environment too! Over 50% of all carbon monoxide pollution in the United States comes from motor vehicles, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. 

 

In Port-au-Prince, tires are discarded into the streets, clogging drainage systems and increasing the risk of floods.  When they are burned instead, they release dangerous toxins into the air, and when they aren’t, they end up in the ocean. 

Instead of discarding tires, deux mains upcycles them and uses them as the soles of sustainable sandals for our fashion brand. The tires are cleaned, cut, and molded by craftsmen and women in the deux mains workshop in Port-au-Prince, Haiti!

Over 8,000 tires have been used to make Deux Mains sandals, saving the earth's atmosphere from 480,000 tones of CO2 emissions. By supporting our fashion brand, you are creating a safer, cleaner world, and we believe you deserve to be rewarded.  Walk 5,000 miles and your next pair’s on us.  It’s our 5,000-mile guarantee!    



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