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Vegan Boots & Shoes

I always have the WORST time finding professional, good-looking dress shoes that are vegan.  So does my husband.  This week we both found shoes we are very happy with.

My husband's shoe is the JUSTIN, available at Mooshoes.com. It comes in brown and black.

My shoe is the "WOMEN'S CHOICE" by LifeStride, available at shoes.com.  It comes in dark brown, light brown, and black.

At shoes.com, you can type in "vegetarian" in the search area and get their non-leather shoes.  At zappos.com, they have a vegetarian shoes link on the right side of the screen.

Hope someone finds this helpful!

that's good to know. it took me a good year to find a pair of shoes for teaching since many of the nonleather ones are very "girlie" or heels. i usually find shoes at payless. they used to be really good for nonleather but they carry more now. my current shoes are pretty nice and i got them there.

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Here's a list of web sites that carry vegetarian shoes: http://vegweb.com/veglinks/29_Shoes_and_Sandals.shtml

Yvette

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In case you check back, I've gotta ask:  do they make your feet smell?  I sometimes find that shoes made from plasticky, manmade materials make my feet really sweaty and stinky.  (Gross, I know)

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I think certain materials are very bad about that.  I've learned to sort them by feel.  But that's not an issue with this shoe.

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payless is good for non leather shoes, but so is target.  i just purchased 3 pairs of really cute, man-made shoes for under 64.00!  they are comfy, cute, and vegan!  also try walmart or kmart- i know big box stores, but it may be something you wanna look into.

veronica

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I just got a Chadwicks catalog (Holiday 2006) & was surprised to see a number of manmade material shoes & boots. They are mixed in with the leather ones so you'll have to read the description to pick them out.

That said, I have never purchased shoes from them so I can't say if they are good. However, Chadwicks has an excellent return policy. They have never refused a return of mine.

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I am admittedly a shoe ho.
zappos.com also has a great policy... free shipping/ return and they are fast.
they have a pretty good selection of veggie shoes and esp. boots. i got a faux ugg last year... a little late, but i buy on sale! i love em.

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I was wondering if All-Star Chuck Taylor Converse's are vegan. I read the little label on the shoe tongue and it says textile and rubber...but on Cosmos Vegan Shopped, I read about these ones that look EXACTLY like the converse, except they're animal friendly. If they aren't vegan, why? Not that I really wear them alot...I'm not wearing them anymore, until I find out whether they are vegan or not. Thank you....

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i am pretty sure that some converse are vegan but some have leather. i think the 'traditional' ones are :)

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I called Converse.  They don't make you wait at all, which is refreshing.  The rubber and canvas are vegan, but they can't guarantee that the glue is vegan.

BTW - I first called and a very disinterested woman immediately replied, "Yes, they're vegan,' in that way where you know they don't know what they're talking about and just want to give you the answer you want to hear.  So, I hung up and immediately called back to try and get someone else and the second woman was helpful and found out about the glue for me.

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Although rude, she may have be tired of the question (or something like that). Chuckies are the original vegan shoe. Way back when, when there were no other options, that what all the vegans wore. So, wearing them is like a vegan tradition!  :)

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But they're not vegan if you include the glue. 

>:( This woman lied about her knowledge, but it was easy to tell she was dishonest.  Either way, it was disappointing for me.  I expected more from Converse, but I guess they are just another large corporation.

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I do not wear converse. Nike bought out the company and they are now made in sweatshops. Horrible!

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OK, that expalins it.  I should have guessed Nike was in the picture somewhere.  It's like realizing that David sunflower seeds is owned by ConAgra.  That was a sad, sad day for me.  I miss those seeds.

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Hi all! I am looking to purchase some vegan shoes (specifically dress shoes), but I'm having a hard time finding some that are 1) Comfortable, and 2) Stylish. Department stores are pretty much out, since they tend to only carry leather (though I do always look!), and I'm a little weary to buy shoes online because of the whole trying them on for fit factor... And it gets expensive to keep returning & paying for shipping.

I usually buy my shoes from Zappos.com because they have FREE shipping both ways, and their customer service is outstanding. Not to mention, they have literally THOUSANDS of shoes to choose from. However, now that I am buying vegan shoes, I am at a loss... I have found some cute, casual ones, but nothing in terms of dress shoes. Zappos' only offers for vegan dress shoes are, dare I say... Ugly? Plus, when I bought a pair of cute-ish vegan flats (Earth brand), they were VERY uncomfortable. Not because of the negative heel technology thing (those who are familiar with Earth will know what I'm talking about), but because they kept cutting into my heel & ankle, and they never broke in after MANY wearings!

So, I just saw an advertisement in my VegNews magazine for a website called Mooshoes.com, which sells all vegan goods! They have some adorable high heels--FINALLY! Has anyone ever bought from this company? Or, do you know of any others that you have been pleased with?? I need to wear nice, fancy-ish shoes for work (plus, I just love cute shoes...), but I don't want to buy leather! :-\ Help!

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Mooshoes is great.  :)

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Thanks for the reply! Are there any specific brands that you like?

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Yeah... I love ahneemahl stuff!

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Funny that you say that... Because the ahneemahl shoes are the ones I was immediately drawn toward! I have one pair in my shopping cart right now! :)

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I would love to buy vegan shoes, but I have wide feet.  I've looked into vegan shoes, but there are very limited options for ppl with big feet, like me!  I've been delaying buying new shoes...because I know I'll probably need to buy leather.   :P

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