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Maians Footwear

With summer officially upon us, it is a great time to take a look at some stylish summer offerings from Maians Footwear. Maians offers shoes in many different silhouettes, all of which are 100% handmade in Spain. Many of their styles feature dominantly cotton uppers with natural vulcanized rubber soles, making them very lightweight and comfortable.  As a bonus, Maians provides 20% off your first purchase if you sign up for their mailing list!

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Maians is not a 100% vegan company, as some shoes contain leather, but they just recently started identifying their vegan styles on their website with this symbol:vegan-icon_grande

In addition to their new vegan symbol, you can now shop their entire vegan collection in one place!

Read on to see  photos of some of VK’s favorites!

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

 

Mother’s Day is almost here, and odds are, you haven’t found a gift for her yet. Don’t worry, Vegan Kicks has you covered with our 2016 Mother’s Day gift guide. 

Taza Chocolate

Every mother loves chocolate, right? Direct from their website: “Taza Chocolate is 100% Certified USDA Organic, Direct Trade, Gluten-Free, Kosher, and Non-GMO Project Verified. All of our products are also dairy free, soy free, and vegan.”Perfectly_Unrefined-giftbox_large

LUSH

The perfect gift to help mom relax, Lush cosmetics and relaxation  products are 100% vegetarian and never tested on animals. All of their vegan  products are marked with a small “v,” and they even offer a variety of pre-wrapped gifts just for Mother’s Day!

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Is keeping a sparkling and tidy house your mom’s pride and joy?  Mrs. Meyer’s makes all of the essential cleaning products for the home and body. Their products contain no animal ingredients and are never tested on animals.lavender-cleaning-gift-set

Vegan Candles

The classic Mother’s Day gift. Every mom pretty much expects a candle on Mother’s Day, so don’t let her down, just make sure it’s vegan! Vegan Candles are available from brands like Mrs. Meyer’s, GoodLight, and The Honest Co.basil-scented-soy-candle-large

Friendship Collar

For the mom who pampers her four-legged friends now that the kids are out of the house. Get a bracelet for your mom and a matching collar for her furry companion. Friendship collars are made from vegan leather and come in a variety of patterns and sizes for both dogs and cats.FriendshipCollar-Dotty-About-You-Lifestyle-01

Vegan Kicks X Good Guys Instagram Giveaway!

Sorry for the lack of content lately, but hey, the best things are worth waiting for, right? In support of this statement, we’re proud to announce that Good Guys Don’t Wear Leather were generous enough to offer a giveaway!

To enter, simply post a picture to Instagram with hashtag #vegankicksgoodguys OR follow @goodguys and send a DM to @vegankicks, just be sure to mention the style and size you’d like to win.

We will be giving away one men’s and one women’s style of the winner’s choice, browse the Good Guys E-Shop to see what’s available!

Vegan Athlete: Vegan Running Shoes by On

Though many people may not have heard of Swiss brand On, they offer some of the best running shoes on the market. All On shoes are 100% vegan and built from the ground up with their Cloud cushion technology. A name like “Cloud” comes with some lofty expectations, but we here at Vegan Kicks promise they will not disappoint. Whether you run several miles a day or spend a lot of time on your feet at work, the cloud technology offers tremendous cushion and support.

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On Cloud in Orange/Fire

On offers several different models and a wide variety of colors, with options for those interested in bright, flashy shoes as well as those who prefer sticking to the basics.

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On Cloudsurfer in Neon/Grey

On shoes are available online at Zappos, On, and Amazon, and may be available at a store near you.

Read more to see more style and color offerings from On.

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Vegan Athlete: Baseball Gloves by Carpenter Trade

Baseball season is approaching fast, and there is no better time than now for vegan athletes to gear up for the coming season. Don’t want to stick your hand in a leather glove? Don’t worry, Vegan kicks has an option for you: Carpenter Trade, makers of the one and only 100% vegan baseball glove on the market.Screen Shot 2016-02-15 at 11.34.22 AM

Each Carpenter Trade glove is custom-made to fit the specifications of the wearer and the measurements of his (or her) hand. They are lighter and stronger than traditional leather gloves, offering numerous performance advantages to those seeking an edge over the competition. Carpenter Trade gloves are now worn by many minor league players and can be seen in the Baseball Hall of Fame, after becoming the first synthetic glove used in a Major League game.

Scott Carpenter, the man behind the magical microfiber, was kind enough to take time to answer a few of our questions.

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Q & A with Good Guys Don’t Wear Leather

 

Vegan Kicks recently had the pleasure of chatting with Marion Hanania, creator of vegan shoe brand Good Guys Don’t Wear Leather. If you are not familiar with Good Guys, you should definitely check them out. They offer a wide variety of fashionable shoes for men and women, all vegan and sweatshop free. They are a “PETA Approved Vegan” company and have received multiple awards from PETA for their good work – “Best Mens Shoes” and “Vegan Brand to Keep An Eye On in 2015.”

Without further ado, Marion:

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