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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Huf Roundup

Huf Classic Lo Canvas Pack
Huf Classic Lo Canvas Pack

Today we are happy to feature shoes from Huf, a company that sorta blew up out of nowhere to become one of the premier brands of classic skateboarding style.  We were super pleased when they informed us that they make a bunch of vegan friendly styles.  This is what it’s all about – dope, functional sneakers for those who choose compassion. VK will continue to find and promote brands that provide vegan alternatives so that you readers can shop a little easier.   We hope that you like these, and if you have any suggestions on particular brands or shoes that you like but aren’t sure if they are vegan (and they’re not on this site), hit us up!  We’ll do the work and find the answers for you.

Enjoy the photos and visit the Huf footwear site for more info.

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On The Trail

Five Ten Guide Tennie Canvas Grey
Five Ten Guide Tennie Canvas Grey

It’s summertime, which means it’s time to hit the beach… or not.  Some of us prefer to enjoy the warm weather by getting out in the woods, desert, or mountains.  Hey, whatever is your bag, we got something for you.  We are especially excited to bring you this selection of vegan hiking boots, since we’ve never done it before.  So here they are.  We are leaving out all the other details, since there are so many features, most of which I don’t even know means what.  Click on the links for more info.

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Wills City Derbys Black

Photos by Jason Peralta, Ink and Pixel

We were lucky enough to get our hands on another pair of Wills Vegan Shoes, and we took the these pair for a spin.  We found a quiet little alley near a famous park in Greenwich Village and snapped a few photos.  One of the best things about this city is discovering its hushed side streets – this one was tucked away in the middle of the busiest neighborhoods.

Our model is wearing the City Derbys in Black.  We were drawn to these because of their versatility; we could see them being worn to work or with more formal attire.   You can’t go wrong pairing them with a dark suit.  The silhouette is a touch on the formal side – the toe box is pointier than we would prefer, and we think that may not go so well with certain outfits.  And they’re not quite formal enough to wear with a tux, though you may be able to pull it off.

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Luca Chiara

Luca Chiara 2
Bags (Alfonso, Alberto), Wallets (Damiano, Luigi)

Today we are featuring Luca Chiara, an Italian inspired, vegan shoe and bag label.   Founded over 100 years ago, the owner’s great great grandfather opened a shoe store in Italy, then in the US.  It was reborn recently in the New York City and Hudson Valley area as an environmentally conscious and animal friendly brand.

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Matt & Nat Men’s Spring Summer 2015 Roundup

Matt & Nat The Paxx 1
Matt & Natt Artigan 1

Today we have 2015 spring and summer lineup of bags and wallets for men by Matt & Nat.  This Montreal based vegan bag label is known for its high end, sophisticated offerings, and this season does not disappoint.  Their stuff is beautiful and functional – not for everyone, but perfect for those seeking a certain look.

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Native Shoes Roundup Spring Summer 2015

Native Shoes Apollo Moc Torch Red Shell White
Native Shoes Apollo Moc Torch Red Shell White

To continue our parade of company roundups, today we are presenting the spring and summer offerings of Native Shoes – your favorite not Croc brand!  Sorry, had to say it.  We haven’t given Native much love here and we totally missed the boat.  They really went out their and expanded their lineup.  And we are totally in love with the Apollo Moc; where did that come from?!  We are so upset about not being able to wear the Nike Roshe Run, but this shoe is making us feel a whole lot better about that.

Of course, we feel really good that Native is totally vegan – all of their shoes are “beast free.”  Rather than using even canvas or other popular synthetics, these are molded out of EVA, or that spongy stuff that is used in most sneaker soles.  Even better, Native strives to be environmentally responsible, by using a low emissions manufacturing process and recyclable packing materials.  Just a lot of all around goodness going on around here!

For more info, you can check out Native’s site, or the Zappos page (all of the shoes below are available on either site).

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