Monday, January 23, 2012

Stylish Vegan Shoes for Women

One of my challenges since going vegan has been to find good vegan shoes.  Many of the vegan shoe options that I found when I first started looking were not so stylish.  I'm not a big shopper or one of those girls who has to have a million pairs of shoes.  I do demand that my shoes look good, feel great, and any future shoes I buy must be cruelty-free shoes.  Prior to becoming vegan I wore leather shoes, but now that those are wearing out, I want to switch to vegan shoes.  I'm loving the options that are available.  It does take a little extra work to find cruelty-free or vegan shoes, but these shoes make up for it with extra sexy style.  Here are some of my favorite cruelty-free shoes that I've found so far (click the pictures to see where to buy), but feel free to share vegan shoe links, opinions about these shoes, or ideas about other vegan shoes in the comments below.



Orange is my favorite color.  I also love really high heels and vegan high heels.  Vegan high heels aren't so easy to find, so I'll take this nice platform espadrille wedge with vegan "leather".  I can totally imagine myself wearing these with a short denim skirt or a rolled up pair of straight leg, medium denim jeans.



One concern about some vegan shoes is that they are bad for the environment because they use limited resources or are not biodegradable.  I love that these vegan shoes are also made of recycled materials.  Click the picture to read the manufacturer's views about animal rights and environmental protection.  These are shoes you can feel good about buying for several reasons.






The color of these shoes is just gorgeous.  These vegan athletic shoes are proof that you can look good and be cruelty-free while you work out.






These paisley vegan rain boots are wild and crazy, but I love them.  One of my favorite lawyers wears cowboy boots every day, which I always interpreted to mean that he doesn't care what other people think.  If I got these vegan boots, I'd feel sexy, powerful and impervious to rain and other people's fashion rules.  How can you say no to vegan boots that are cute and 60% off?  I might have to say yes, even though my mother, Crackula and Ricky would all tell me no.





These vegan boots are for a completely different occasion than the other pair.  I will be the sexiest vegan ever when I wear these for a night on the town.  Pointy toes, pointy heels and cruelty-free.  You can never go wrong with a black pair of vegan heels or knee-high boots.





I love wearing red shoes with a black suit.  These ruby slippers are sexy vegan shoes that I might dare to wear to work.  What do you think?




Have a heart and wear cute heart shoes.  I love red shoes and shoes with hearts on them, so add that to cruelty-free shoes, and there's really not much to dislike, especially since the pattern looks kinda giraffey and cool.  The only problem is that I've never spent $95 on shoes in my whole life.  Maybe I'll wait for a sale.

Posted as part of: Blue Monday, Much Love Monday, Rednesday.

15 comments:

  1. Love the blue shoes. Happy Blue Monday!

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  2. love the blue shoes :)

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  3. Lovely, puts a smile on my face!

    My BLUE, have a nice day!

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  4. These are great! You'd never even guess that they are "vegan" shoes!

    Have a great Monday!

    xxx

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  5. My feet are hurting just looking at these shoes. Never would I wear them.

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    1. I never wear shoes that hurt. But I guess from wearing heels so long, it's as if my feet have become molded into the shape of a high heel. Heels actually seem more comfortable to me than flats. Maybe it's because of arch support?

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  6. I think vegan guys may have it easier. Wal-Mart has a great selection of vegan dress shoes - I wear them to the office and to court and never spend more than $20! And they shine up nicely with ArmorAll :) What should new vegans do with old non-vegan clothes? I tend to favour donating wearable leather and silk (and wool?) to a thrift store to possibly avert a new non-vegan purchase down the line.

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    1. It's a very tough question what new vegans should do. I own a wool coat and leather heels for court, but the problem is so much greater because I've been reading about how some rubbers are not vegan, so I'm not yet sure if my athletic shoes are vegan.

      As a side note, I used to wear the black vegan high heels from Wal-Mart, but then they stopped selling them and by accident this last pair of heels I bought was leather. Sadly, there was probably no intention to sell vegan shoes to begin with, which is why I haven't seen the women's vegan shoes return to Wal-Mart.

      Sometimes I feel like you can't win because you can save animals by buying vegan shoes at Wal-Mart, but what are you doing to people? Wal-Mart has gained a pretty bad reputation for the way it treats workers. I just try to do the least harm possible, but sometimes it's hard to know the best course of action.

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  7. I like the first one but I'm not sure if I can walk properly:(

    Visiting for Blue Monday! Here's mine-hope you can stop by:)

    http://www.loveablecassandra.com/2012/01/3d-sunglasses.html

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  8. shoes! :) what else can i say? :P

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  9. Those hearrt shoes are so, what should I say? LOVELY! Too bad my 58 year old legs can't handle heels like that any more. lol! Visiting from Rednesday.
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  10. Thanks so much for this post. We're vegetarian and trying to avoid leather shoes too and it can be so hard. Thankfully I live in jeans or it would be even harder. Love the red heart high heels!

    Happy Rednesday!

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  11. For some reason none of the photos are coming through. I've refreshed the page and come through on a new tab, but I still enjoyed reading your post!

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    1. Hmmm. Is anyone else having this problem? I can see them, but these photos aren't hosted on my blog, they're part of a link from the seller. Maybe it was just a temporary problem? Sue, thanks for letting me know. I'll try to figure out what's wrong here.

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