Fellow vegans Ed Templeton and experimental rock band No Age have er, collaborated to design this sweet skate shoe the Collaboration, which dropped in October. This hi-top is a subtle grey, with the band tag on the tongue, inner lining, and outsole sporting some green, yellow, and red highlights. Of course, it wouldn’t be on this blog if it weren’t made out of all synthetic (plu organic) materials!
I know that Ed Templeton has been a longtime outspoken vegan, and probably has had multiple signature models that were vegan. But an indie band coming out with a shoe? The only musicians I know in the sneaker game have been the likes of 50 Cent and G-Unit (and various other entrepreneurial rappers). Is this a good thing? Absolutely. Any time a non-leather shoe drops is definitely a great thing for those of us looking for compassionate alternatives.
Also, check out the Laced (pictured below), which is another vegan low top (which looks just like the Vans Old Skool) but rocks a crazy green spray painted outsole design, and a paint splattered sole. Not really my bag, but that’s just me. Check it…
Both sneakers are available at Millenium Shoes.
For more pictures of both, check out Sneakerfiles.
For more info about No Age’s veganism, check out this article.