I couldn’t find the Sakurada state side, but the Blue/white Sakurada is available at Weare in Austria.
This list is meant as a reference and obviously I didn’t look up where to get every single shoe. If you can find it, please post links in the comment section. Your help is greatly appreciated by me and other readers. Thanks!
Many of you are huge fans of the Onitsuka Tiger shoes by Asics, and for good reason. We’ve posted on here a couple of times about the various models that are vegan. Here’s another – the Tabigutsu CV. It’s a slight departure from something like the California 78. This is a basic, mono-colored slip-on, but with a little bit of an overlapping pattern with the fabric. It’s no substitute for a Vans slip-on, but for someone looking for something very basic, this is a good option.
Hey everyone, I just found these and I thought you would all be pretty psyched on them, as am I. The Onitsuka Tiger shoes from Asics are pretty much universally loved, a perfect unisex shoe. This particular model, the California 78 is a classic retro running shoe that invokes images of the Nike Cortez.
Zappos is selling several vegan colorways now, pictured here. Be mindful, however, that the others are not deemed vegan, nor are the other models of the Onitsuka Tiger. Also, though we haven’t gotten direct confirm from the manufacturer itself, I generally trust the representations made by Zappos. They aren’t an evil or lazy company, and if you buy them and they don’t turn out to be vegan, then you can always return them for free! Seriously, they have the best return policy. No questions asked, they pay for shipping both ways. Anyway, check the pics out below and click on the link for more deets!
Hey everyone, our friend Tiffany was so nice as to share with us some info she procured from Asics re: vegan Ultimate 81’s. The good news is that it’s a huge list! The bad news is that there are so many you have to search by the style and color code. I’m not about to look them up one by one and post pics and links to them all. Hope this is helpful! Comment on your favorite ones, and thanks again Tiffany!
When you’re an ethical shopper, you have to be cautious. This is true even more now in the age of e-commerce. Can you really trust some no-name vendor that says that shoes are vegan or synthetic? Will you be able to return it if they are wrong? Is it worth the trouble? This is why we ALWAYS CHECK THE TAG. Thanks to one of my trusty and diligent readers, Brad, we now know that numerous Asics Onitsuka Tiger Ultimate 81, in addition to the ones I posted earlier, are vegan. I have to admit when Brad first sent me the link to this site to Online Shoes touting every single colorway as vegan, I was a little skeptical. But I got the proof now (at least for the pair Brad bought, in Black/Birch). Thanks Brad! I am hoping that every other one is the same.
It looks like someone finally got the scoop on some vegan Asics Onitsuka Tigers. Okay, it wasn’t me, but one of my awesome readers who showed me the way. Man, I want to thank all of you guys who have been reading and commenting and making this blog what it is. My goal is to ultimately make this more of a community, and incorporate social networking into this, so we can all share what we know. What is that age old adage – two heads are better than one? With more than two heads imagine what we can accomplish!
Anyway, you know the drill. Looks like Zappos smarted up and listed the vegan models of the Ultimate 81. Well, they sorta did. You actually cant find it if you search “vegan” on their site, but if you just look at the Ultimate 81, there is a line in the description explaining which colorways are vegan. I’m still thankful though, since my last failed attempt at trying to explain what Asics Onitsuka Tiger’s were vegan was incoherent and uninformed. So I hope this helps.
I don’t know anything about performance running shoes, but I chanced upon an interesting blog post from a vegan runner who was extolling the virtues of the Vegan Asics Gel Kayano. See the Running Girl’s Blog Here. From what she says, they are really good. They got like, gel and stuff, memory foam… man there is more technology than a space shuttle in this thing. Anyway, the models pictured above are the Gel Kayano 16. These replaced the older version, the Gel Kayano 15. If you do a little comparison shopping, you will see that the 15’s are still available but less expensive.
Womens and Mens Gel Kayano 16 available on Endless.
The Onitsuka Tiger by Asics was originally a running shoe until it was adopted by many as a casual shoe. Most memorably, it was worn by Uma Thurman in Kill Bill (pictured above) in several different colorways.
Most of the Onitsuka Tiger models are vegan:
Gel Lyte III
A few releases of the following models are vegan:
The Mexico 66 Tai Chi is the yellow model worn by Uma in the sword fight scene, while the white and blue stripe one is the 60th Anniversary edition (not vegan, unfortunately). There are way too many online vendors selling all sorts of colorways, so I won’t even bother linking to any of them. Just google it, I’m sure you’ll find something that suits you.