Long overdue is a shout to our favorite European vegan shoe brand, Novacas. New for spring 2013, these two styles are a pretty tight combo and are both great additions for the stylish vegan (or non-vegan, who wouldn’t want to cop these?). The Owen, above, is a casual oxford but features a clean waxed canvas black upper paired with a brick red colored sole. So versatile you could wear these all day and pair them with an entirely different outfit at night. I really need to get me one of these.
The Allister, pictured below in black and brown, is a slightly different animal. It is consistent with the direction Novacas has been going with multiple “dressy” sneakers in their lineup (is there a proper term for this? Euro sneaker?). This one is the best they’ve come up with yet in my opinion. You are immediately drawn to the white rubber sole, which is the most sneaker-ish it’s going to get. Everything upward is reaching for higher fashion – this isn’t trying to be a basketball, tennis, or running shoe. It has a clean look, but filled with subtle sophisticated details. The small divots running along the laces and heel, the premium non-leather leather detailing on the heel. Oh yeah, and it’s made out of faux nubuck upper. I own a pair of Novacas with the faux suede and I can tell you it’s of very high quality material. If you scoff at the price, I can promise you that the durability itself proves its worth.
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