Hey, it’s Stephanie here and I’ll be guest blogging sometimes (: I’m basically a student/artist/sneakerhead from Brazil.
These are the new Forum Low sneakers by adidas, part of their 2010 fall/winter collection. Made of green nylon and synthetic leather with some touches of black and white on the outsole/midsole, and orange details in the tongue and outsole. I love this military feel and this model is awesome. I’m happy to see it on a vegan colorway.
Available at Mita Sneakers (I hope to see it in other stores soon).
Continue reading Adidas Forum Low Green/Black
Figured I’d fill in the gap while Henry was on vacation…
WOW, I’ve been searching for some vegan Adidas Sambas in a non-hippy colorway for what seems like forever. A little over a year ago, DQM and Huf collaborated on a black canvas model, but I missed the boat on those (although I think if you’re a size 9 you can still pick some up at the DQM store on E.3rd St.). Anyway, I was searching the bowels of the internet (ok, maybe just the adidas site) when I came across these beauts. I noticed that the “leather” looked a bit pleathery, and the description was suspiciously absent of any straight “leather” declaration, so I rolled the dice, clicked “buy” and waited with baited breath to check for that sweet little diamond figure on the tag. And sure enough, there it was. I don’t believe that any of the other models in the “Americana West” series are vegan…those other colors appear to be real suede, but I haven’t verified. For now, these will do just fine!
Ransom, a shop in Ontario Canada, has been working with Adidas to come up with some interesting kicks, including some rugged boots, chukkas and the like. Here they’ve done up the classic Valley Low in light blue ripstop nylon, white sole, and yellow highlight on the sole. These animal friendly joints also feature a Ransom logo near the heel and a cool LEATHER pull tab in the back. Available at Hanon (England).
This post also coincides with a nice email I got a few days back from Adidas. After inquiring into their vegan shoe policy, they confirmed that they do not use animal based products in their glues and cements. They do use petroleum based products, and we here at Vegan Kicks would have liked to see them use more environmentally sound water based glues, but hey, one step at a time right? So fear not intrepid vegan shoppers, Adidas is one brand you can buy without feeling guilty. I will be posting more Adidas accordingly.
The Adidas Nizza Hi “Zip” is making its way to Originals store this upcoming season. This model is made of all synthetic upper, and comes in four different colorways – red, grey, navy, and black. They all have a single color block upper, with contrasting tongue patch, and white (looks like vulcanized) sole and toe cap. As indicated by the name, there is a heel zipper that stretches from the collar to the sole, letting you take them on and off without touching the laces… Interesting. Check out your Adidas Originals retailers soon!
This new Adidas collection is made from all recycled materials (grün is German for green). Even better, the Nizza Mid comes in canvas, which means it might be vegan. *I will confirm this with Adidas and provide an update* The Nizza Mid uses a grey and blue colorway and has huge embedded Adidas logo on the side. The other shoes are Stan Smith, Forum, Mid, Superstar 2, and Samba. These feature some interesting materials and colors, including felt and multi-colored laces. See Nicekicks for more on these.
If you’re interested in the Original Nizza Hi in Canvas, check out Zappos for black and white. Check out Amazon for blue.