Hey all, sorry to be out of the loop for a while there. It’s been a minute, but we wanted to come back with a nice find. Anyone who’s been on this site knows skateboarding has a special place in our hearts. So when a few weeks back Etnies announced that they released a vegan Jameson in high top, we were pretty excited.
Today we got House of Future, a new label putting out some very clean looking sneakers. They currently have two models, a hi top and low top. Both combine minimal silhouettes and vegan materials. The uppers are made of micro-suede and micro-leather, which offer a premium look while being easy to maintain. According to the Creative Director, they didn’t set out to be a vegan brand, but the materials were chosen for their aesthetic and performance abilities. All gravy to us!
Available at House of Future.
Hey everyone, sorry for the very lengthy hiatus. I know we haven’t been regularly posting for over a month, and we apologize. Right now there is a lot happening in our personal lives, in a good way, so it hasn’t been easy to keep up. Unfortunately this will probably continue for the foreseeable future. We’ll try to update as regularly as possible, so try to be patient!
A lot of are familiar with Native Shoes, but it looks like they are entering the arena of more traditional sneakers with the Monaco. Unlike the other crocs like slippers that they started off with, they are slowly evolving from slip on chukkas to full lace ups. These fully animal friendly shoes feature a perforated textured microfiber upper, no-sew accents on heel and eyelets, and single piece EVA cup outsole.
Many of you know Matt & Nat as a maker of excellent vegan bags, but whoa, we didn’t know they were in the shoe game! These choice kicks dropped earlier this spring, and sorry for being late on this but we had to post about them as soon as we found out. Currently, they only have two models, and they stick pretty closely to the Matt & Nat aesthetic – minimalist design, high quality PU materials. They also feature a chunky high 1″ sole. Unfortunately the low top looks like it’s sold out, but hopefully they’ll be available soon!
Today we have the Interval 3 by STR/KE MVMNT, a serious athletic shoe by a serious athletic wear company. According to its website, STR/KE MOVEMENT was “founded on the goal of providing quality aesthetic alternatives for athletes and active lifestyle ‘pursuitists’. We aim to establish a higher performance standard while maintaining purity of design.” Guys, they ain’t messing.
Recently, TOMS was awarded the Compassionate Business Award by PETA. But you say, TOMS isn’t even a vegan company?! They sell a lot of leather shoes! That’s exactly what we were thinking. PETA says “companies like TOMS are stepping up with vegan shoes and accessories to keep you cruelty-free from head to toe.” We were a little skeptical so we hopped on over to TOMS site and we were pleasantly surprised by their expanded collection of animal-friendly products. Before, they only had a few colorways of their now ubiquitous espadrille. Now they have a few different lace up sneakers and even a flip flop.
While we are still waiting for the day this undoubtedly good intentioned company goes fully cruelty free, we are comfortable sharing their current men’s vegan selection as of spring 2016. Womens’ styles to come in a separate post. Note that we are not showing all available colorways. For that, go here.
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.
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.
Read more to see more style and color offerings from On.