my running shoes (for gym only)                                            sandals - getting ready for the beach
casual shoes
dress shoes
hiking shoes
punk rock boots (Israeli desert storm
boots - I got these at Army Surplus store)
Wow, even the hiking boots are from Payless? Which Payless did you get these from? I
shop for my dad and brothers, and the Paylesses I went to only had the dress shoes and
the sandals. The sneakers had "leather uppers". Yuck. I definitely want to get these for
my brothers and dad. The sneakers and casual shoes are pretty nice. Do they still have
them? Do you still have the tags with the model numbers? THANKS!!

Posted by Mardhi on Sunday, May 14, 2006 at 10:47 AM
I took all the tags off.  I got it at Payless on Alvarado and 6th st.
The running shoes was on sale for $10.00
I think the hiking shoe is $20.00

Posted by MYSPACE LIBERATION FRONT (formerly J.Lee) on Sunday, May 14, 2006
at 12:04 PM

Thursday, May 11, 2006
Where to get non-leather shoes in L.A.
these are all man made material (non leather) shoes.  
You can get them very cheap at Payless Shoe Store.
What's wrong with leather?

Leather may be made from cows, pigs, goats, and sheep; exotic animals like alligators, ostriches, and
kangaroos; and even dogs and cats, who are slaughtered for their meat and skins in China, which exports their
skins around the world. Since leather is normally not labeled, you never really know where (or whom) it came

Most of the millions of animals slaughtered for their skin endure the horrors of factory farming before being
shipped to slaughter, where many are skinned alive. Buying leather directly contributes to factory farms and
slaughterhouses since skin is the most economically important byproduct of the meat-packing industry. Leather
is also no friend of the environment since it shares all the environmental destruction of the meat industry, in
addition to the toxins used in tanning.

Other skins come from more familiar faces. Hundreds of thousands of dog and cat skins are traded in Europe
each year (with an estimated 2 million killed in China to meet the demand). Many are bought unknowingly by
consumers since products made from dog and cat fur are often intentionally mislabeled and do not accurately
indicate their origin. In France, more than 20,000 cats are stolen for the skin trade annually; during a police
raid on a tannery, 1,500 cat skins, used to make baby shoes, were seized.