Fans of the Classic Slip On might appreciate this new alteration; the Vans LP Slip On is different in that it has a slimmed down silhouette and sole. It also features some new details, such as the piping around the stitching, and striped elastic. Overall it’s the same but it’s a nice update of the classic and keeping up with the trend of slimmed down shoes. It’s probably a great thing for people with narrow and/or flat feet too. But I’m still glad that Vans opted not to replace their classic. I’m liking this, what does everyone else think?
Available in a variety of solid colors at Zappos. More pictures after the jump!
Tired of wearing only one brand *cough, Vans* slip on? Give this Macbeth McQueen a look. It’s sporting a low profile EVA sole, and has a textured insole, which has to be better than whatever Vans slaps on in there. As a shout out to their musician centric perspective, peep the little metal guitar pick on the tongue.
Hey all, tis the season of slip ons and espadrilles, and this one from Keds is pretty sweet. The Keds Slip On Jute (for the ladies) is available in a few colors, including dark gray linen, navy/gray prison stripes (these are not the official names of the colors), and my favorite, the Mexican blanket.
Another great collaboration by Vans. This time, they teamed up with straight edge and vegan hardcore band Gorilla Biscuits. What they came up with are some tasty Sk8-Hi‘s and Slip On‘s. Both models are vegan, and sport some interesting colors. The Sk8-Hi is brown (canvas?) on the toe and heel, tan in the mid, and with orange stripe, laces, and accents throughout. The Slip-On stands out a little less, with a charcoal toe and heel, with beige midfoot. I especially like the light blue and green soles, something a little different without sticking out too much.
Just when you thought they’ve issued the Slip-On in every possible color… Vans continues to surprise and impress. These colorful “Guata Stripe” joints are a colorful canvas or other textile, reminiscent of a Mexican blanket or possibly a “baja.”
Toms Shoes has several different new vegan models for this spring. These cruelty free joints feature sailing patterns, and come with appropriate names such as the Seaport and Tangier. I’m not a biggest fan of these vegan models, and I much prefer the non-vegan styles. Some of them actually feature laces! Or lace holes at least… anyway, these are basically the signature style of Toms Shoes – simple, no frills, loose and comfortable slip-ons. Perfect to wear whether you’re at your house chillin or playing bongos in the park. Still, I have to mention that the uppers are made out of hemp and recycled plastic bottles, how eco is that? Also, to my surprise, the insole is actually EVA padded, and has latex arch support. This is more than I can say for a lot of shoes featured on this blog (ahem, Vans). For a person with flat feet like me, that’s a huge plus. Anyway, check out the new styles.
Oh, and of course I had to mention their One for One policy. You are basically buying another pair of shoes for a kid with a purchase (which, for some, would justify the price). And look at the results – look at how happy those people are below!
Of course, there are several other vegan Toms Shoes that aren’t new for this season – these are my favorite of the bunch.
Yeah, I’m thinking the same thing you are. I didn’t realize they were slip-ons either until I looked really carefully at them. This new pack (canvas, vegan) are the classic Vans slip-ons designed by artist Donny Miller. The print used makes them look just like the Eras or Authentics, with creases and all!
Two colors are available. One is a dark blue while the other uses a shade of magenta. Not sure where to get these yet, but will keep y’all posted. Hope everyone is having a great weekend!
Here in New York, the winter has been very mild so far (thanks, Al Gore). But yesterday brought freezing winds and snow/sleet/precipitation that hurts when it hits your face. Some of you, luckily, won’t have to deal with that. You lucky bastards living in warm parts of the country have the option of rocking slip ons during the “dead of winter,” so for those of you looking for some alternative to Vans, I give you the Perry Top Sider Striper – “classic canvas and timeless nautical style that says ‘summer’ all year long.” HA. I love that.
Despite its rich and preppy leanings, I really dig this shoe. I’m not crazy about the plaid, but I’m feeling the denim, which I don’t think I’ve seen before. Also, the quality seems to be on point. It even has a specialized vulcanized rubber sole for wet conditions. Neat.
But of course, the Striper’s are vegan. The company has a special section for their vegan shoes, and their policy is right out in front: “This collection of vegan shoes by Sperry Top-Sider is made with no animal products and maintain the same standard of quality Sperry Top-Sider is known for.
UPDATE: You can get a pair in various colors at: Amazon or Zappos
TOMS Shoes is best known for their humanitarian causes and charitable contributions. Their “One for One” policy provides one pair of shoes to a child in need for every pair purchased (by you!). While I could go on about how incredible a model this is for social entrepreneurship, some might not know they have a whole slew of vegan shoes! TOMS vegan shoes “contain no animal by-products.”
Pictured above is the, uhhh, there’s not a model name, but it’s called “Caramel/Plaid Patch Woven.” The toe and heel are corduroy, with the mid sporting a black and brown patch pattern. The insole is faux suede, the sole is rubber, and you got some arch and heel support for a little more comfort. The rest of the guys shoes are pretty much the same, but with some different patterns and materials.
Now I have to admit that these kicks don’t really appeal to me. I don’t even know if they can be called kicks. They’re more like… house slippers – I’m thinking if I get a pair, I’m definitely needing a robe and a pipe to go with them. Or, are they a cross between ballet flats and kung-fu shoes? Still, Bruce Lee is badass. Looking like him isn’t such a bad thing.
It gets even more interesting with the women’s vegan selections. Check out this crazy Rust Wrap Boot (pictured below) – It’s straight out of Lord of the Rings! Where’s your bow and quiver at? Now, I think how it works is the calf part of it is elastic, so it’s stretchy and comfy. It’s actually kinda cool because high boots are so popular with the ladies nowadays, and it’s a little dressier than flats.
Now, at prices that range from $54 for the flat shoe and $98 dollars for the boot, you might be thinking, as I do, that it’s kind of pricey for a canvas slipper type thing. Let’s be honest TOMS, your kung-fu elf boots aren’t affordable. But look at it this way. You’re basically paying for two pairs of shoes – one for you, and one for a kid who can’t even afford them. Satisfy your thirst for fresh gear while doing some good. TOMS – finally a company with a serious commitment to making a contribution.