Oh look! Someone’s taken my favourite Melissa lace up brogue shoes and have turned them into pretty little boots! Look at how pretty and shiny they are! Like all of Melissa’s stuff, they’re made out of that weird rubbery plastic material that’s actually surprisingly breathable, but not to everyone’s taste. It does, however, smell like bubblegum, which is pretty cool. For something made out of plastic and hailing from Brazil, these are surprisingly retro. I bet they come in different colours too (wouldn’t they be awesome in some sort of bright colour?) but so far I’ve only seen them in black.
You can get them from BBoheme.
Although these look unisex, they are actually for women. They’re not exactly ultra feminine in style, but I do love the colours and if you like your style a little bit more comfortable and sensible than classically girlie then you will also love these. They’re not cheap but they are handmade in the UK and will last you forever (especially as they can be refurbished). They’re made by Freerangers who make a whole big range of vegan shoes and bags, including, you may be interested in discovering, a Celtic range of vegan sporrans and related items for the cruelty-free Scottish gentleman.
Get these from the Freerangers site.
I was window shopping the other day and came across a shoe store selling shoes from this company (Cala). They were so pretty and I was wondering whether any of them would be vegan but I was in a hurry so I didn’t get a chance to go in and have a proper look. A bit of online sleuthing later and I found this online store selling some of their shoes. I don’t think they have that many items in stock of each thing, which is my theory as to why there are so many items on there with just a picture and no price.
These, on the other hand, are still for sale and they are so cute!
Get them at Sense of Fashion.
You wait for ages for vegan Victorian ankle boots and then two pairs come along at once…
These are from Miss Selfridge with a pointy toe and a bit of brogue detailing.
The folded over collar looks like you should be able to unfold it and wear it up and it has eyelets and everything. Not sure if it’s all for show, though. If you end up buying them, please let me know!
You can get them from Miss Selfridge.
How super super cute! I’ve written about all kinds of flat vegan wingtip brogues but I do love these. They have a cute little bow and a funky tassle thing going on, making them just that extra bit more interesting and dressy. Oh so lovely!
You can get them from Modcloth. Hopefully they still have them in stock. They tend to only bring a small number of pairs from each shoe and they don’t always bring them back when they run out.
If you see any pair of shoes on there you like, your best option is not to think too hard about it, or find out what company makes them and remember it in case they run out by the time you’ve decided to shop.
These may well not last very long on there, but I guess if enough people email and say they want a pair, they may reorder when they run out.
Not straying too far from yesterday’s post today. Keeping it vegan, keeping it wingtip brogue and keeping it Urban Outfitters. Oh yeah and keeping it real…fake leather.
These vegan heels have a nice t-bar, though, and are in black and white. Another instant classic that needed the recent vintage / retro subculture thing to explode into the mainstream in order for us veggies to be able to get out hands on retro-worthy shoes.
You can get them at UO.
Well, these will come in handy! If you’re looking for retro-look vintage heels to go with your vintage look and are stuck because of size and material issues, these unassuming beauties will make you smile as much as they made me smile. They are wonderfully neutral and super classic.
Cheap and cheerful at $48 and good all year round. I think I’m in shoe love, or at least shoe lust!
You can pick them up at UO.
Well, Rocket Dog are not exactly known for dainty, delicate designs, and these are no exception. With a name like “Ruckus flats” I guess that’s a conscious thing.
They make a nice, chunky choice of retro revival brogues for those of you who enjoy that kind of thing.
Being Rocket Dog, they are most likely light and pretty comfortable to wear.
You can get them from Schuh.
I had a report from a reader that these shoes have leather lining, after posting about them here. I am leaving this post here as a warning, in case you are interested in buying them. There are plenty of other vegan brogues on my site that are vegan, though I am not sure I have glitter ones.
When I have a slow day finding hot vegan shoes in unexpected places, I turn to the usual suspects, in this case, Vegetarian Shoes.
Here’s a new pair from their range – a classic and feminine brogue shoe in very versatile black.
They do some brogue patterned shoes for men as well, which can be handy if you’re a bloke.
Otherwise, I think these lady version shoes are going to answer a few prayers around here, including some of my own. Brogues are a stable of the retro scene but all the cool designers use leather and the cheap knockoffs are usually very poorly made.
You can get these from Vegeatarian Shoes.
Cuteness! These vegan brogues are brand new from Vegetarian Shoes. You can apparently pre-order them now.
They have an updated brogue look – the heel is definitely modern – so would go with anything old and new. personally, I prefer black or black and white, but it’s good to have options. Especially considering the fact that options are often sadly lacking in the non-leather shoe department.
Obviously, being from veggie shoes, you know they are 100% vegans (including glue), ethical and well-made.
There seems to be an explosion in vegan brogue styles recently and I, for one, am very pleased!
You can get these from Vegetarian Shoes.
Here’s a cool pair of vegan brogues for the guys. I’d say they’re more in the realm of work shoes than, say, the ultra-cool vintage brogues you’d wear with your zoot suit, but they are still pretty funky.
I really like the pattern both inside and out and the pointed toe is cool. It’s second only to the rounded toe in my book (I loathe square toed shoes for blokes). All in all, these are actually pretty retro and smarter than the Vegetarian Shoes brogues I wrote about a while back.
If you’re a vegan guy looking for a cool pair of shoes to wear with your suit to work, etc. then you should definitely take a look at these.
They’re made by NOHARM who are 100% vegan, ethical and cool. Handmade in Italy.
You can see these on the NOHARM site where you can find out where to get them.
Ooooh look at these lovely brogue boots, new at BBoheme. Super simple, stylish and good for everything. I love shoes that you can just wear every day with practically every outfit and they’d be good for work too. I already wrote about vegan brogues before, but never boots, so this is quite exciting.
OK, so they’re not exactly a pair of secretary heels, but I love the flat heel and the brogue look and think it works really well with tights and a dress or a skirt, as well as with straight-leg trousers, leggings or… well, like I said, everything.
I’ve seen nicer leather brogue boots before, but isn’t that usually the case? These are perfectly cute and would make very useful shoes to have.
Bourgeois Boheme are a company that only sells 100% vegan shoes and they are a small independent business with good ethics. These vegan brogues are from their very own range.
You can get this from Bourgeois Boheme.
Another one to add to the list of vegan brogues and wingtip shoes – these lovely vegan high-heel oxfords from Beyond Skin. They’re called “serpent” and it’s not difficult to see why, cause they are totally femme fatale material – so superbly vampy.
The addition of a 4″ heel to the originally masculine oxford pattern is not new, but Beyond Skin do it with style and grace. These definitely top the list for a pin up bombshell vegan brogue.
These shoes are handmade in Spain to be hard-wearing and comfortable. They are certainly hot enough to be party shoes, but also smart enough to be very stylish work shoes. Check out the video of the shoes in action on the Beyond Skin site, very film noir (in a colourful, sunny sort of way).
I’m loving the extra femme fatale red contrasted with black in this colour combo, but you could also happily opt for more traditional grey and black or all-brown versions.
These hot vegan brogues are available from Beyond Skin.
Wingtip brogues and oxfords have been gracing the feet of many retro fashionista for quite some time now. And with the retro style being so in nowadays, I figured I’d write a bit about the classic wingtip brogue shoe.
This is obviously quite a masculine style and these Airseal brogues from Vegetarian Shoes come in some men’s sizes too (and apparently run large for almost one size so could actually fit some reasonably big blokes). They clearly resemble Doc Martens and Grinders but are 100% vegan and come from a UK-based, ethical company. Vegetarian shoes make shoes that last and in my experience they are generally very comfortable too. Not cheap, but at least you get your money’s worth.
These are available from Vegetarian Shoes. They also come in an all-black version.
In the USA, you may be able to get them from Moo shoes, though I think they only carry the black version.
These women’s brogues are by Dirty Laundry and come in a range of colours and vegan materials, including brown and all-black in patent, waxed (matte) and even fabric.
They don’t look quite as classic or as sturdy as the Veggie shoes ones, but are slightly more girlie.
They are available from Dirty Laundry.
This somewhat battered pair of Melissa Shoes Joy Brogues is my own personal pair (seen here with matching cat) that I’ve been wearing all the time for well over a year. As you can see, they’re not quite as glorious as when they were new (here’s what they look like new), but are still quite striking, very feminine and people keep thinking they are proper tap or swing shoes and rarely notice they are made of plastic. I get compliments every time I wear these. They’re super comfortable instantly, but run a size small like all Melissa shoes I’ve tried.
The only place you can still get these in black and white is eBay on occasion (and maybe some random shops in far away places still have them), but the Melissa brogues come in a load of colours and combinations and new colours come out every season, so you can probably find some variation on this theme somewhere. Current season hits include some “flock” (velvet-like plastic material) numbers as well as an all-black Swarovski crystal-decked specimen for the small price of about 200 quid. Past collections included all-pink, gold and metallic purple.