Emerica Roundup Spring 2015

Wino Atiba Black Gold
Wino Atiba Black Gold

We have another periodic update on Emerica and their vegan  offerings.  For spring 2015, they have a total of five different shoes available, including two colorways for the Wino.  It looks like two shoes are actually skateable – the Herman G6 Vulc and the Westgate Cruiser.   The others are for chillin’ only, especially the flamingo themed Troubadour.

Click here for Emerica’s “animal friendly” page.

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Pigeon Shoes Explorer


Pigeon Explorer City (white sole)
Pigeon Shoes Explorer City (white sole)

Today we are excited to feature the Pigeon Shoes, an Australian brand launching their Explorer model via Kickstarter (campaign ending April 14, 2015).    This is a casually dressy shoe, wearable to work but comfy enough to play in a pickup soccer game on the way home.  We have seen some variations of this concept, most notably in sneaker hybrid Cole Haan Lunarglide.  Just as we’re seeing sneakers turn up, the dress shoe archetypes are being bended towards the more practical needs of everyday wear.  Fortunately for us now, we have another vegan option!

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DVS Rico Grey Camo Canvas
DVS Rico Grey Camo Canvas

DVS Vegan Logo

Today we are featuring the DVS Rico CT – and thank you very muchTy for the tip.  Unbeknownst to us, DVS has been releasing a vegan shoe collection for a while, and we totally missed the boat.  Currently, that collection is limited to three colorways of one model.  Hopefully they will be expanding their selection for next season, but for now this will have to do.

DVS Rico Native Camo Canvas
DVS Rico Native Camo Canvas

The Rico CT is available in three vegan colors: Grey Camo, Native Camo, and Black Vintage.  Camo is a bit of an misnomer – these are just grey with bit of pattern.  But the shoes are solid.  The uppers are all canvas, and the soles are vulcanized.  The colors are all dope, IMO, and you get a nice touch with round laces that contrast nicely with the rest of it.

DVS Rico Black Vintage Canvas
DVS Rico Black Vintage Canvas

We’ll try to keep updated on new releases, but to check it out for yourselves, here’s their vegan shoe page.

Velo City Ruck Sack and Messenger

Velo City Ruck Sack 1
Velo City Ruck Sack
Velo City Messenger 4
Velo City Messenger

Today we have a newly re-issued and an an updated bag  from our friends at Velo City.  As you may remember, we jumped at the opportunity to check out their Roll Top, which spawned a bunch of great photos and a lengthy review.  If you want to skip that and get a quick run down, you should know this: Velo City is a bicycle centric bag and accessory maker based in Utah.  Everything they make is hand made, vegan, and customizable.  And we can say from first hand experience that their products are super functional and of the highest quality.  All their products are made to last you for a lifetime, no exaggeration.

But onto the new stuff!  Today’s post is about the re-issued Ruck Sack and updated Messenger 2015.  We’ll go into each one by one.

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Shop Shout: Bergies

Bergies Socks
Pictured above: Happy Socks Men’s Disrupted Stripe

Being a blogger has its perks.  One of them is that you meet awesome people with similar sensibilities.  Another is that you sometimes get free swag.  Today’s post involve both situations.  [to be fair, everyone who sends us stuff is awesome, smiley face]. Bergies is a great online shop that sells socks, sock puppets, and slippers.  But you don’t go there to get your white tube socks.  You go for fun stuff like animal themed socks (which there are many to choose from) and things like CHEWBACCA SLIPPERS.

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Vivobarefoot Roundup Spring 2015

Vivobarefoot Vegan Header Image

Today we feature the running shoe company Vivobarefoot, and are happy to announce that they make a whole bunch of vegan shoe models.  We’ve been meaning to write about performance athletic shoes for a while since we get a lot of inquiries about shoes for specific sports.  Hopefully we’ll be able to cover a variety of activities, because there has to be some vegan option for every sport, but today we’re talking about running – barefoot running.

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Asics GT-II Vegan Black Black

ASICS GT-II Vegan - Black Black
ASICS GT-II Vegan – Black Black

Here’s yet another great vegan shoe from Asics.  Previously we showed the Gel Lyte V and Gel Lyte III.  Today we have the GT-II Vegan in black black.  This shoe features a mesh and synthetic leather upper, with slightly contrasting textures between the heel/toe and side branding.  Asics game on fleek!

Available at Sneaker Politics and Feature.

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Interview With Wills Vegan Shoes & All Black Everything

We go a real treat for you today.  A lot of you may already be familiar with Wills Vegan Shoes, and we’ve been big fans since its inception in 2013.  It was just what we were looking for: dope vegan shoes, made fair trade, and offered at a very reasonable price.  We’ve watched excitedly as they grew – it seems like they add new styles on a weekly basis.  We were also lucky enough to get our hands a few pairs, and we were not disappointed.  So we are very excited to share an interview with Will Green, the founder of (the eponymous) Wills Vegan Shoes.  Plus, check out some of our picks, all in black!

Wills Chukka Boot Black
Wills Chukka Boot Black

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Asics Gel Lyte V Vegan Navy Burgundy

Asics Gel Lyte V Vegan Navy Burgundy 1
Asics Gel Lyte V Vegan Navy Burgundy

Quick hitter for today.  Asics keeps coming strong with their vegan shoe offerings.  Here we have the Gel Lyte V Vegan in navy burgundy.  With a very nice mix of fake leather, suede, and mesh upper.  We’d like to see some more colorways, but can’t complain too much about this combo.  You’re not gonna go wrong with a navy upper and white sole on a classic like this.  Oh, and extra props to Asics for putting “vegan” in the name of the shoe!  Makes life easier for us and gives the general shopper the chance to make a positive, ethical choice.

Available at Sneaker Politics.

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Shoes Like Pottery

Shoes Like Pottery High Top Canvas White
Shoes Like Pottery High Top Canvas White

Today we are very excited to feature Shoes Like Pottery, a Japanese brand that makes a quite refined canvas sneaker.  At first glance, these appear to be your typical mass market shoe like a Converse All Star, but if you look closer, these shoes show some serious attention to detail and quality.   Of course, before you read any further, rest assured that these shoes are fully vegan – Shoes Like Pottery verified that there are no animal products, even in the cement used for glue.

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