We know Nike doesn’t use animals in their glues, but their sneakers are predominantly leather. This is especially true in their “retro” kicks – Dunks, Blazers, AF1, etc. If you wanted some of those, you’d have to look exclusively for the canvas models. These are rare, and even then, they usually include a leather swoosh or accent. Or, you can go the route of the “performance” shoe. I mainly find these in the running department. You know what I’m talking about. They look like spiderwebs, or some type of dressed up sock with a rubber patch underneath it for “cushioning.” Not to take away from the technological feats embodied in these shoes, but they are overpriced, inappropriate for everyday, and I don’t need all those bells and whistles.
But, what is this? We have a Nike Blazer in synthetic nubuck? With nylon panels? Oh my. Looks like someone is catching on to the demand for vegan shoos! Or, more realistically, leather is getting pricey, or someone over there thought it looked cool. Anyway, here we have it, something entirely synthetic, vegan 4 realz. I know, I know, you say, “the swoosh and the black panels look leather.” It’s hard to believe, I realize this. But sometimes, you just have to believe, and dare I say, DO IT.
Source: Nice Kicks.
Available at the Nice Kicks store for $78.
Available at East Bay. You can also zoom in super close on the shoe here for a close inspection.