Happy New Year everyone! Vegankicks is ready for another great year of animal-free action. I’m going to start things off in 2012 with a pair that I personally just procured – the Dennis (in brown suede) by Novacas. This purchase was a little more out of necessity than anything, as I seriously needed shoes for “business casual” attire. That in itself is a whole bag of gripes, and I’ll leave that out of here. But as those concerns were on my mind, I came across these at Moo Shoes. Now, I have seen the Dennis in black faux leather before, and I would NOT recommend those. They look cheap and uninspired. But when I saw them in brown suede, I couldn’t resist. It’s strange how much the material and color can really make a difference. I would highly recommend these, as they are sharp enough for the office, but simple and casual enough to wear with a pair of jeans.
As a very frugal person, I had to swallow the price tag of $150. As a matter of principle I don’t believe in paying over $100 for a pair of shoes. But I was willing to make an exception in this case. These are a quality pair of shoes. They are hand made in Portugal, fair-trade, and environmentally friendly. And also I see it as supporting two great companies. If you’re going to spend a few extra bucks, you might as well do it on the businesses you really believe in.
Cop these at Moo Shoes.
P.S. These run big. I would recommend buying a size down. I usually wear 10 in men’s dress shoes but I had to get 9 in these. Then again I have narrow feet.
P.P.S. it’s hard to tell the actual color because the pictures are so different. I took mine from my phone so they look darker than they actually are. But the ones I took from the web seem a lot lighter. So really the shade is somewhere in between.