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Vogas Dusk Sendas High

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Hello VK nation! It’s taken forever but the weather is finally turning around here in New York.  And now is the perfect time to give a big shout out to Vogas Barcelona.  We ran into Vogas at the Renegade Craft Fair a while back, and they were so generous as to hook us up with a pair of their dope espadrilles.  Since it was November back then, we put these on ice.  When it was right, we took them out for a spin.  Click below for more photos.

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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!

06689_bMrs. Meyer’s Clean Day

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: 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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Partner Wanted

There comes a time when you realize that you need to make a change.  This site has been up and running for 5 years plus now.  Sometimes it’s been good, sometimes it hasn’t been up to par.  Recently, I have to say that it hasn’t been great, and I think it’s time to admit we need some help.

Vegan Kicks is looking for a partner, not just a contributing blogger.  We need a person who knows what we are about and is interested in participating in every aspect of the site, from writing to design to social media.  We are willing to share all that we know, and give you freedom to go in new directions.  There will be some immediate benefits and potential for bigger things down the road, as readership is consistent and the demand for this information is only growing.

If you are interested, please send us a message here or an email to vegankicks@gmail.com.  Let us know your thoughts, and we’ll talk.  Thanks so much for your support, we look forward to hearing from you.

Henry

Adidas Trail and Running Roundup

Adidas Terrex Boost
Adidas Terrex Boost

Hey all, this week we bring to you a selection of Adidas running and trail shoes.  Recently, we have declined to promote Adidas, because they have never been forthcoming regarding their glues.  However, we got in touch with Vickerey, a Colorado based shop that is vegan friendly and also sells Adidas.  They obtained written documentation from all the factories which they work with at Adidas stating that the products and adhesives do not contain any animal or animal derived products.  Upon further inquiry, we found out that they work with only four factories, so we don’t know for sure whether others have the same manufacturing standards.  But for now, we feel comfortable promoting the specific shoes sold by Vickerey, which offers a nice selection of high end running and trail shoes (for men and women), with a casual boat shoe slipped in there.  Some even have Gore Tex, the waterproof material that’s found on rain and winter coats.   All contain synthetic uppers and animal free glues.  More pictures after the jump!

All available at Vickerey.

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Women’s Sandals Spring/Summer 2015 Roundup

Freewaters Tropea Print White Hawaii Print
Freewaters Tropea Print White Hawaii Print

It’s that time of year!   We love it when it’s warm enough out to bare our feet.  Okay, maybe not ours.  Or men as a whole, actually.  Today we’re throwing out some vegan options for the fairer gender we often leave out here.  Plus, the selection is way better – we were very pleased to see so many styles and colors.  Here are some of our picks.  We hope you like!

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Brooks Running Shoes

Brooks Addiction 10
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This one will be pleasing to all those serious runners out there, and big up to Rich for providing this tip.  Brooks, founded in 1914, is one of the oldest sports footwear companies out there.  It’s great news that VK can endorse an entire brand since almost all Brooks shoes are vegan.  From their website:

Does Brooks make vegan shoes?

Yes! Brooks does make vegan shoes. Except for the Addiction Walker, all of our shoes are vegan. That means there are no animal products or by-products used in any part of the shoe, including the glues.

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Air Jordan 1 Canvas Black Alarming Red (Kids)

Hey everyone, sorry I have been derelict in my blog duties.  I wanted to fire this one off quickly.  This is the first Air Jordan I’ve seen in a while without leather, and the 1 is a good place to start.  One huge caveat though: at least right now, it’s only available in kid’s sizes.  But hey, this is a first for us, so for those of you with lil Jordan wannabes out there, this one’s for you!

Air Jordan 1 in canvas, available in Toddler and Preschool at Finish Line.

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