It’s time to pay another visit to my favourite vegan Israeli designer – Roni Kantor. These lovelies are from her current winter collection and are certainly retro-esque. She specialises in redesigns and retro-inspired creations in the clothing department but also has this like of shoes consciously made out of leather alternatives.
These work great with dark tights and vintage dresses and have chunky-ish, sold heels making them perfect for offices and parties alike. Love them. Check out the rest of her collection for some more eye-poppingly cute shoes.
You can get her stuff on Etsy. Good old Etsy.
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.
Hoki is a small Israeli company that started when the founder cycled past one of those super dated shoe places in the south of Tel Aviv and rediscovered a bunch of old stock plastic slippers housewives used to wear in the 70s and 80s.
She managed to track down and buy the pattern from the company that used to make these and started her own business selling plastic only shoes. Since then, she’s added some pretty hot designs to the collection, uncluding these shiny wedge rain boots with this neat quilting and a style that is decidedly unlike your average wellie.
You can’t buy the shoes from the site, so you will have to email them to ask if there are any stores selling them in your area (they have been expanding into the international market). You may also be able to get them to send you some.
Check these (and the other hot styles) on the Hoki site.
My friend sent me a link to this guy’s blog. He is an Israeli shoe designer who, apart from the obligatory leather designs also has a few designs in purely vegan materials.
His designs are more like weird wearable art than actual every day shoes and I have no idea where or how you could ever get any of them, but I like the fact that he’s actually made several things out of fake leather and fabric without using any leather. I wish more designers (both young and established) would throw us the occasional vegan shoe bone to play with. Don’t you?
See more shoes (vegan and not) in his blog.