Today we are giving a big shout to our friends from Avesu Vegan Shoes, a Berlin based ethical shoe and accessories shop. Avesu was founded in 2010 as an online only shop (and like many a successful business, started in someone’s apartment). Their founders felt the same way we did when we started this blog – that it was really hard finding good vegan shoes. They decided to launch a business that filled this need and of course, doesn’t profit from any suffering. Five years later, these guys have three physical stores in Berlin and a revamped, English friendly online shop.
We here at VK are totally guilty of being myopic Americans focused on what is available for us here, and for that we are sorry. So cliche, but importantly we have missed out on a lot of what is going on across the Atlantic – a huge and lively vegan scene. The ethical business community is strong there, and based on our personal observation, it’s ahead of where we are.
So today we give you just a small sampling of what they got, a few interesting looks from Sole Runner. If these aren’t your bag, there is a large selection of men’s and women’s shoes, plus a lot of accessories and kid’s shoes. Currently, they ship throughout Europe. But word on the street is that they will have a US shop soon, perhaps even in a physical location. Until then, you guys can keep your toys.