Beyond Skin Alice

Beyond Skin Alice 1

Beyond Skin, a high end ladies’ vegan shoe label, teamed up with PETA earlier this year to sponsor a design competition for the next big model in their lineup.  Just in time for your fancy New Year’s party, the winning shoe is now available for the masses.

The Alice, named in honor of its designer, fashion student Alice Lambert-Gorwyn, can be seen above.  Alice’s shoe is handmade in Spain from 100% vegan microfiber suede and a faux-reptile-print polyurethane – both sourced from Italy.  Even better, 10% of the pre-tax profits from each sale will be donated to PETA’s campaigns for animals.

The Alice is available at Beyond Skin, starting December 22.  If the Alice isn’t your style, they’ll be having a big sale on Christmas Eve, so check them out next week!


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Winter Boot 2014 Roundup Part 2

Brave Gentleman Visionary Boot

Visionary Boot by Brave Gentleman, available at Vegan Chic

Here’s part 2 of our 2014 winter boot find.  This time around, we are emphasizing form over function.  We have no expectations regarding the warmth or water resistance of any of the dressier looking boots.  Most of them look seem they can handle some rain and some minor snow.  But a lot of these we wouldn’t advise using for real bad days.  We hope that between our two posts that you find something that is suitable to your needs.  Enjoy!


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Winter Boot Roundup 2014 Part 1

Winter is here, so best make sure you’re ready for the elements.  We have put forth a variety of vegan boots here, from the functional to not so functional, warm and insulated to thin uppers.  Some are just on here because well it’s an excuse to buy a pair of boots.  But we found so many on our first sweep that we have to break it up into two articles.  This is a good thing, there’s more out there than ever before for the animal friendly shopper.  We hope that there’s something here for everyone.  Happy viewing and stay tuned next week for Part 2!

MEN’S

Native Fitzsimmons Jiffy Black Pumpkin Orange

Native Fitzsimmons

Native Jimmy Regatta Blue Rocky Brown

Native Jimmy


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Vegan Black Friday, Cyber Monday Etc.

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Well, now that Thanksgiving is done with, let’s get to the important stuff right?  Just kidding.  We here at VK are thoroughly opposed to the holiday shopping nonsense and hype that has all but consumed Thanksgiving.  But hey, we like a good deal too.  Listed below are some deals that we’ve found for the cruelty free shopper.  If you’ve been eye-ing a pair of vegan shoes for a markdown or sale, now’s the time to start looking.

If you spot a deal that’s not listed below, please leave a comment with a tip (no need to limit it to shoes either).  We’ll keep updating through Cyber Monday, and basically for the rest of December if new sales keep popping up.  Thanks for checking in!

[UPDATED 12/6/14]: Urban Outfitters 750+ new markdowns. Free shipping no minimum on all orders now through 12/8.  Also click here for a list of vegan items they currently have.  Nice selection of fake leather!

Keep30% off all shoes.  Use code thankyou, good through Dec 1.  30% off Guerra styles through Dec. 7, use code GIVEGUERRA

Nicora Johns30-50% off through Monday, 35-75% off through Dec. 1.  Discounts on select items.

Good GuysSelect items marked down

Velocity Bags25% Off Everything.  Use code holidays2014, good through Dec. 1.

Etnies25% off.  Use code etnies2014bf.

Emerica

Black Friday – 25% off of orders over $50.  Use code 25OFF.  (not sure if black friday code still works).

Cyber Monday – 2 for 1 on all apparel, use code GEAR2FOR1

Planet Shoes50% off these items, ends 11/28Cyber Monday – Extra 30% all markdowns.  25% off select brands, use code HANDPICKED.

6PM: select items marked down PLUS 20% OFF EVERYTHING for Cyber Monday, use code 6PMCMBONUS1201142035  Variety of deals on men’s shoes, ends 12/6.

Amazon: 25% off Shoes & Handbags Enter code HOLIDAY25 at checkout. Cyber Monday Deals Week – 30% off select items. Click here for a list of Vegan Shoes.

 

 

 

 

Central Park, Vegan Kicks

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We took a field trip to our favorite urban oasis and shot some great photos.  Thought some of you would like to see them.  Thanks so much to Wills and Unstitched Utilities for hooking us up with these samples.  Pictured above and below are the Wills Desert Boot (Brown) and Work Boots (Black), plus Unstitched Utilities Next Day Hi QT (Black).  Also we got a pair of Keep Homer Kitty, we had a pair and couldn’t leave them out.


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Macbeth Vegan Roundup November 2014

Macbeth Matthew

Matthew

We recently checked in on Macbeth and were impressed with their expanded selection of vegan shoes.  They got a nice showing, with some synthetic leather high tops as well as some trainers that look suspiciously like the Saucony Jazz Low Pro.  Of course, they have their canvas staples like the Eliot.

Pictured here are all men’s models, which are available at Zappos. Unfortunately only women’s vegan model here is the Eliot.  Click the images for a direct link to the site.


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Ahnu Roundup

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Today we are doing a roundup of vegan shoes made by Ahnu, an outdoor footwear and clothing company based in San Francisco.  They primarily offer hiking boots, yoga gear, and functional slippers.  While we are mildly disappointed that Ahnu doesn’t have more vegan friendly options, there’s a lot to like here.  Click below for more pics and words.


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Adidas by Stella McCartney

Stella McCartney Pure Boost

Many of you probably already know about Stella McCartney as a fashion designer and animal activist.  But we here at VK did not know that she had her own line of clothing and shoes made by Adidas.  At first, we were skeptical.  But man, are we impressed with the interesting materials and designs of these kicks.  Plus, some of these are very functional and practical, from comfortable slip ons to serious running shoes.   It is obvious that her company didn’t just slap her name on a bunch of generic Adidas.


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Unstitched Utilities Interview

Unstitched Utilities Next Day QT High Black

For the second installment of our Unstitched Utitilities feature, we had the pleasure of talking with co-founder Jack Steinweis for the scoop on how it all began, their use of vegan materials, and plans for thefuture.  We’ve also put together some more photos of their Next Day Hi QT in Black.  Enjoy! [You can find our previous post here]


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Wills Desert Boot and Faux Suede Derby

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Wills Faux Suede Derby Grey 1

We were able to get our hands on a couple of Wills vegan shoes on a recent trip we took to Maine.  Pictured here are the Faux Suede Derby in grey and Desert Boot in brown.  This will be our first installment, stay tuned for more photos and an in depth profile coming up!


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