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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!

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Okay so I may own a pair of winter boots made out of Lamb skin and wool.  You'll have to forgive me.  I'm trying to find a good replacement because I live in the Northeastern US and it gets cold and icy.  I have to walk everywhere so I need a shoe that will 1) keep my feet warm and dry 2) be able to handle walking through snow, slush, and ice  3) look cute 4) not come from the hide of an innocent animal.

Any Suggestions?

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Are your ugg boots still in good condition?  I'd keep wearing them until I had to replace them.  Then I'd look for an insulated waterproof hiking boot.

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Okay this is stupid but I found these: http://www.amazon.com/Beige-Furry-Winter-Boots-Fleece/dp/B0012FYVFM/ref=pd_sbs_a_4
which are vegan and look pretty cute... so nevermind.

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I see that you've found a pair, but I have to say I agree with HH.  I have leather shoes, boots, a purse, and a jacket that I continue to wear/use because I know that I can't bring back the animals that died for them.  I could take them to Goodwill, but I don't know that the persons that buy them will make as much use of them as I will.  They might throw them away if they become scuffed or show wear.  The best way I know to honor the lives taken is to wear them until they literally fall apart.  Consider wearing your boots until they fall off your feet, then buy vegan.

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I agree with HH and Storm, I was such a shopaholic that I really dont have to buy any new shoes or purses for awhile.  I'm gonna use them as long as I can. 

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Yeah I've used them pretty harshly.  They're going to need replaced soon so I figured I'd go veg this time around.

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That's so cool that they say vegan right up front.

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and they're really cute too, and so much cheaper

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I thought this might interest some people on the board here, but I've recently started a new company, The Vegan Collection. The Vegan Collection is an online vegan shoe company committed to providing stylish cruelty-free shoes at reasonable prices. One of the many things that sets this company apart is the commitment to providing a better life for animals in need. 25% of all proceeds are donated to organizations that are advocates for animals. Four groups have been chosen:

- Animal Acres (http://www.animalacres.org)
- Animal Ark (http://www.animalarkshelter.org)
- ARME (http://www.arme.tv)
- Kitten Rescue (http://www.kittenrescue.org)

We have witnessed first hand the great work that these organizations have accomplished and want to do what we can to support their remarkable efforts. Upon checkout, the choice is given to which of the four organizations receive the donation for that purchase.

In addition, we feel strongly about the environmental impact of our products. To counterbalance the resources used in manufacturing and shipping our products, 1% of all proceeds are dedicated to retiring verified greenhouse gas emission offsets.

“The Lincoln” is a classic men’s Oxford currently offered by The Vegan Collection. It is available in both black and brown and perfect for everyday wear. At this time The Lincoln is the only shoe up for purchase, but we intend to expand our selection in the near future.

Any feedback greatly appreciated and we hope you will take a moment to check out the site.

http://thevegancollection.com

Thanks!

-Kevin

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Shoe design looks great, and I am absolutely loving the price of those shoes. Most other cruelty-free dress shoes are above $100 a pair. Fantastic stuff, can't wait to see what else you guys get going.

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Yeah, the site looks great. Are you going to have women's shoes? Or unisex?

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oh wow! those look great!  thanks for posting the link.

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I think I will be purchasing a pair given the great price.

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Thanks for the support!

secondbase: We will have other styles eventually, but this is the only style we're making right now.

Allychristine: For now, it's going to be men's shoes. Sticking with what I know. My girlfriend has let me know that she's more than happy to put some input in on women's styles though.

Glen Ellyn Service Crew: The price point was a big consideration for these. Plus, the quality of the shoe is nicer than any of the other shoes that I've personally worn in that price range. In the case of the brown shoe, I've bought $100+ pairs of shoes and they scuff after only wearing them a handful of times. I've been wearing my pair for about 3 weeks now and no scuffing at all. I'm really happy with them.

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Thanks for the response!  ;)b

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Any idea when you might be making larger sizes?  I wear a 12, so no inexpensive fancy shoes for me. :(

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I was just on the http://www.payless.com/ site and they spec out materials in the description.
Its hit and miss, but I found some dressier footwear for $30 or less...

I ended up getting these http://www.payless.com/Catalog/ProductDetail.aspx?&TLC=Mens&SLC=MensCasual&BLC=MensCasualCasual&Width=Regular&ItemCode=58716&LotNumber=058244&Type=Adult&Popularity=49&DescriptiveColor=Black they looked better in person and on my foots.

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Some men's shoes might be OK, but I do like heels.  Wide shoes are hard to find, even in leather though.
I hate my big feet.  :-\

I'm feeling you, as a wide footed guy it's even hard.  I've found vegan sneakers in my EEEE wide feet, but am having a seriously hard time finding more casual vegan shoes for my width.

If anyone knows of any sites for men's shoes that includes wide sizes let me know.

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Melissa shoes are pretty cute and funky. If you don't mind the plastic factor, even if they are all recycled.

http://www.modcloth.com/store/images/081108_03_L.jpg

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