Q & A with Good Guys Don’t Wear Leather

 

Vegan Kicks recently had the pleasure of chatting with Marion Hanania, creator of vegan shoe brand Good Guys Don’t Wear Leather. If you are not familiar with Good Guys, you should definitely check them out. They offer a wide variety of fashionable shoes for men and women, all vegan and sweatshop free. They are a “PETA Approved Vegan” company and have received multiple awards from PETA for their good work – “Best Mens Shoes” and “Vegan Brand to Keep An Eye On in 2015.”

Without further ado, Marion:

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Winter Boots 2016

Native Jimmy Winter Grey (unisex)
Native Jimmy Winter Grey (unisex)

Well, winter is here, isn’t it?  The timing of this post is not coincidental.  SNOWZILLAGEDDON has blanketed much of the east coast with a huge amount of snow and it’s a major wake up call to a lot of us, who are now looking out our windows and seeing a nice thick white carpet covering everything.  Now comes the fun part – shoveling our driveways, digging out our cars, or trudging through the grey mush that will fill our streets for the next week.  We all need to be prepared, and fear not, readers – vegan winter boot options are plentiful.   See below for a few tasty selections sure to keep your feet warm and dry.

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Partner Wanted

There comes a time when you realize that you need to make a change.  This site has been up and running for 5 years plus now.  Sometimes it’s been good, sometimes it hasn’t been up to par.  Recently, I have to say that it hasn’t been great, and I think it’s time to admit we need some help.

Vegan Kicks is looking for a partner, not just a contributing blogger.  We need a person who knows what we are about and is interested in participating in every aspect of the site, from writing to design to social media.  We are willing to share all that we know, and give you freedom to go in new directions.  There will be some immediate benefits and potential for bigger things down the road, as readership is consistent and the demand for this information is only growing.

If you are interested, please send us a message here or an email to vegankicks@gmail.com.  Let us know your thoughts, and we’ll talk.  Thanks so much for your support, we look forward to hearing from you.

Henry

Asics Onitsuka Tiger Update

Asics Onitsuka Tiger California 78 black black
California 78 Black Black

Hey there, just wanted to post some new styles of Onitsuka Tiger by Asics up here.  Looks like there are a bunch of colorways available in the Ultimate 81 and the California 78.  The black black colorway of the California 78 looks a lot like the Adidas Samba – a great vegan alternative to this popular shoe.

All colorways pictured here are available at Zappos.

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Luca Chiara Contest Winner!

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Adi with her new Luca Chiara Antonio Weekender Bag in Navy

Happy New Year everyone!  Today we are happy to announce that the winner of our Luca Chiara  giveaway is Adi!  She is pictured above, sporting the handsome Antonio Weekender which was so kindly made and provided by Luca Chiara.  As you can see below, this bag is great for all types of jobs, including carrying around kitties – Dracüla approves!  It also just so happens that Adi is a blogger herself, and we highly recommend you check out her site Vegetarian Courtesy.  She offers a lot of unique insight into vegetarianism and life in general.  She writes in two language, and there’s a lot of sweet artwork.

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Native Kids Shoes

Native Shoes Fitzsimmons Little Kid Dublin Grey Shell White
Native Shoes Fitzsimmons Little Kid Dublin Grey Shell White

What’s up squad.  Today we’re looking at some footy wear for the little ones.  We here are so used to sharing the kind of stuff we want to wear, but we know that a lot of you are looking after smaller human beings who can’t really buy things on their own.  And you want to make the ethical choice for them as well – respect!  So when we came across these kids shoes by Native, we were psyched.  Mostly because they are exactly the same as the adult shoes, which we love.

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Huf Classic Lo

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A few weeks ago we joined our good friend Mike for an evening session with his Huf Classic Lo in Heather Grey.  We hit up some spots around his hood and took some great photos.  We want to thank Huf for hooking us up with this sample, and for more info on their vegan shoes, we did a recent roundup.  Mike also wrote a short review for those who are interested in skating these.  See below for more photos and words.

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Holiday Sales

Black on Black
Black on Black

Greetings world!  Here in America, Thanksgiving is over.  Now the holiday shopping season is fully in gear with the beginning of “Black Friday” so the fun starts now am I right?  But for real, while we don’t want to celebrate consumerism, we can’t ignore all the amazing deals out there.  If you need some stuff, now is the time to get it.  See below for a list of sales from our favorite brands and stores.  We will try to keep these updated up until Christmas, but for now enjoy these post Thanksgiving deals!

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Luca Chiara Antonio Weekender Contest

Luca Chiara Antonio Black 1
Luca Chiara Antonio Black

Today we are excited to announce a contest – Luca Chiara has partnered with us to give away one Antonio Weekender!  This very stylish bag is vegan and PETA approved!  The Antonio’s base is made of soft, waterproof synthetic leather.  Its straps are industrial strength, box stitched with gunmetal studs for extra protection.  The canvas insert (the bag itself) is removable and machine washable.  Interior is ripstop nylon.  Three small pockets line the interior, as well as a computer/tablet pocket.  The bag also comes with an adjustable shoulder strap.

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Vegan Shoe Policies 2015 by Vegan8

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Hello internet people, we are very sorry we have been on hiatus for so long.  We had some offline stuff to take care of which stole away precious time to continue our work on VK.  But we’re back and we have a good one for you today.  Many of you have checked out the site by Vegan8, and especially his shoe surveys which lays out very simply which shoe companies offer vegan shoes.  We learned recently that he completed his 2015 survey, so we wanted to share that with you as soon as possible.  In addition to sharing his site, we wanted to re-post his table here, but annotated with some of our comments.  Don’t forget to click on the brand links – Vegan8 has provided additional information, including the exact correspondence and links to the relevant site within the company.

We’d also like to add that this is a great reference but it is by no means comprehensive.  This entire site isn’t either but it can be used as one big resource for finding various companies policies.  We find that the best way to do so is to browse by tags, or by search.  Some of our information is dated but feel free to email or comment if you have any particular questions.  Thanks again for visiting and keeping this site going – we are psyched that so many people around the world are going cruelty free!

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