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

Vegan8 Logo

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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Wills – Wide Styles

Wills Low Booties
Wills Low Booties

Today is a good day for the vegans out there with wide feet.  Well, let me qualify that – today is good for the vegan females out there with wide feet, because Wills recently dropped a bunch of models with “regular” or “wide” fits.  It’s hard enough finding cruelty free shoes in general, it must be that much more difficult getting a non-regular fit.  Fortunately, we can show you a little bit right now, and promise that in the future we will be on the lookout.  But for now, take this in, if you don’t like what you see, at least check Wills out and encourage them and other companies to keep making the wide styles.

All shoes pictured available at Wills Vegan Shoes.

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Vivobarefoot Stealth L


Today we’re taking another look at the Stealth L from VivobarefootAs you may recall, Vivobarefoot is a trail and running shoe company that specializes in barefoot running – minimally padded, flexible shoes that let your feet do your own thing.  We were lucky enough to get our hands on a pair, and asked our friend and experienced runner Pooja to test out a pair.  More after the jump…

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Shop Shout: Avesu Vegan Shoes & Sole Runner

Avesu Vegan Shoes Logo

Today we are giving a big shout to our friends from Avesu Vegan Shoes, a Berlin based ethical shoe and accessories shop.  Avesu was founded in 2010 as an online only shop (and like many a successful business, started in someone’s apartment).  Their founders felt the same way we did when we started this blog – that it was really hard finding good vegan shoes.  They decided to launch a business that filled this need and of course, doesn’t profit from any suffering.   Five years later, these guys have three physical stores in Berlin and a revamped, English friendly online shop.

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Asics Onitsuka Tiger Ultimate 81 Roundup

Onitsuka Tiger Ultimate 81 MW White Black Fire
Onitsuka Tiger Ultimate 81 MW White Black Fire

Hi all, today we bring you our occasional update on the vegan models of Onitsuka Tiger by Asics.  We didn’t get the full list this time, so we’re just putting out the Ultimate 81 colorways that are currently available on Zappos.  Enjoy, and please post in the comments section or email us ( if you have updated information on other models.

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Vogas Espadrilles

Vogas Sendas High W Dusk
Vogas Sendas High W Dusk

While we spread on the sunscreen and crank up the A/C, many of us are in denial that we only have a few weeks left of summer.  But fear not,  for those who are trying to get a perfect pair of warm weather shoes, we have for you today Vogas.  Hand made in Spain, these shoes are a fusion between the classic Spanish Espadrille and a chukka boot.  They use a cotton upper with vegan leather trimming, and a natural rubber sole wrapped in jute rope.   Vogas also strives for sustainability, which is one of their core values and is reflected in everything from their sustainable materials, production processes to their packaging being made out of recycled materials.

Vogas makes men’s and women’s espadrilles in various colors.  See below for more looks.

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Adidas Trail and Running Roundup

Adidas Terrex Boost
Adidas Terrex Boost

Hey all, this week we bring to you a selection of Adidas running and trail shoes.  Recently, we have declined to promote Adidas, because they have never been forthcoming regarding their glues.  However, we got in touch with Vickerey, a Colorado based shop that is vegan friendly and also sells Adidas.  They obtained written documentation from all the factories which they work with at Adidas stating that the products and adhesives do not contain any animal or animal derived products.  Upon further inquiry, we found out that they work with only four factories, so we don’t know for sure whether others have the same manufacturing standards.  But for now, we feel comfortable promoting the specific shoes sold by Vickerey, which offers a nice selection of high end running and trail shoes (for men and women), with a casual boat shoe slipped in there.  Some even have Gore Tex, the waterproof material that’s found on rain and winter coats.   All contain synthetic uppers and animal free glues.  More pictures after the jump!

All available at Vickerey.

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Beyond Skin Bridal Collection

Beyond Skin Bridal Collection

Hello sweet world!  Today we say a refrain that has been uttered far too many times in the past on this site – better late than never…  Wedding season is well underway, but maybe some of you are looking for that perfect shoe for a big day in August or even the fall.  Whether you are the bride, bridesmaid, or you just like some classy shoes, Beyond Skin has got you covered.  See below for more words (theirs) and pictures of these vintage inspired shoe collection for the ethical bride (or non-bride).

Available at Beyond Skin.

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