Cute vegan sandals for summer! These are simple and sweet, they look comfortable and they have a leopard print pattern. They also come in the natural raffia colour if leopard print is a bit wild for you, which is also nice. Either of these will make nice smart-casual shoes for the beach-side bar.
You can get them from Endless.
Roni Kantor, one of my favourite vegan designers has brought out her summer collection and I want all of it. I’m going to have to choose just the one pair (or am I?). I’m showing these because there’s a shortage of attractive vegan shoes that are feminine and sexy but not on super high heels. These are tiny kitten heels and she also does completely flat shoes with similar touches of leopard print or other colours in the fan pattern. Great if you want to look the part but hate wearing heels.
She used to sell her shoes on Etsy but doesn’t seem to anymore. If you want these, contact her through her Facebook page and ask how you can order them.
Astute readers would have undoubtedly noticed the lack of post yesterday. This is because your resident shoe addict is currently on self imposed exile in the far East, far away from shoes and other addictions harmful and otherwise. This post is actually coming to you from chilly Mcleod Ganj, high(ish) up in the Himalayan foothills, following too short a stint in beautiful Kashmir, far from Internet and even mobile reception. So things might be a bit random for a while, but I shall attempt to post regularly.
I just found these on the Schuh site and they look super fun. A nice twist on the leopard print (technically cheetah print, apparently, but as they say in India – same same). Little silver sparkles on the laces remind me of everything that was good about the 80s and the pink soles are a well thought out surprise. Definitely another fine hit from Vans.
You can get them from Schuh.
I swear to god, if I were a man, half my shoes would come from Momentum.
Check out these cooler than cool fabric leopard print lace up shoes with their boat shoes detailing at the top and neat orange touches! Inside the shoes and at the back of the sole there seem to be little name tags, like you’d have for kids. “My name is _____ and I live at ____”. How weird. I wonder how many guys would actually fill those out (at least the ones inside).
As with all Momentum shoes I’ve seen, they have the cool skull “charm” thing, on the laces. This time in black. I totally love these shoes. I’d buy them for myself if I had bigger feet!
All you lucky, stylish vegan guys can get them from Schuh. Oh yeah, and did I mention that these are limited edition? Only 500 made apparently. So hurry up!
These cute vegan pumps are actually Crocs. I know, that surprised me too. They’re called Carlie and are a little bit shiny, as well as most likely very comfortable and fun. They’re made out of that famed Crocs material, which makes them somewhat unsuitable for that lawn party at the embassy, but perfect beach and every day summer footwear. Their style and the leopard print pattern make them surprisingly trendy for Crocs. I actually really like the looks of these.
You can get them from Schuh in the UK.
In the USA you can get them from Amazon.
For a mere £18 you could do a lot worse than these cute leopard print & black vegan flats. The have a cute bow and pointy toes, making them a little bit interesting.
If you like flats and are looking for new shoes to brighten up your fun, every day collection, then go for it.
Another happy find in the Office sale!
I got so excited about these I accidentally posted this yesterday. If you were fast enough, you got a sneak preview. I could have let you have it, but no. You only get one post a day so here it is.
I gotta say that these utterly delectable vegan boots from Cri de Coeur are making me want to do things to shoes that shouldn’t be discussed in polite company. They have an actual wooden platform – not fake plastic wood. This makes me happy in a special way.
Unlike most shoes with a real wooden platform, though, they are made out of fake suede and fabric, without any leather in sight. The fact that they are also ethical and eco-friendly makes them even sexier.
I think I may actually be in love. Why don’t you run along now and look at them, so I can stay on my own for a little while and look at them too?
You can get them from Endless.com. For $390. Sigh.
If you’ve been searching for red vegan leopard print heels, look no further! These somewhat 80s-tastic pointy heels are here for you. Slut-a-licious!
If you have hipster tendencies you can wear them ironically with some sort of high fashion skinny jeans or leggings based attire, otherwise, well, put on your vintage 80s prom dress and off you go.
These are another find in the Office shoes sale
Here are some neat leopard print flats from Urban Outfitters. They have something of the 80s in them (they do go so well with skinny jeans or leggings) and are versatile, simple and fun. To make things even better, they are also under £30. The pattern itself is pretty funky – not your usual leopard print.
This could be good for standing out, though possibly not that great for matching with other leopard bits in an outfit. I like it, either way.
You can get them from Urban Outfitters.
OK, so ballet flats are not exactly exciting, but they’re very useful – I end up wearing mine nearly all the time. Sometimes you just need a nice pair of every day shoes to put on. Shoes that are presentable, comfortable, versatile and pretty. Well, here they are.
Animal print never go out of fashion and neither will ballet flats. The knot effect at the vamp gives them a nice twist to keep things interesting and… voila! The perfect every day shoe. They come in a huge huge range of colours and fabrics. Not just animal prints – solids, lace, flower patterns, etc. Some are supposedly silk though, so beware.
You can get these from Amazon.
It’s vegan, it’s leopard print, it’s a boot and it’s got a wedge on it. What more do you need this season?
These neat boots will go well with tights or leggings and jungle-up any plain black outfit. They come in a few other colours, but sadly those are all suede. They have an 11cm heel and a little bit of a platform plus a handy side zip.
I’ll avoid making any comments about discovering your inner animal, etc. cause, well, leopard print has moved beyond such things, me thinks.
You can get these sexy vegan boots from Office.
Well, I was at an event at a designer fashion boutique last night where there was supposedly a sale on this year’s Vivienne Westwood winter collection. Well, to be fair, there was a sale, but I had forgotten how much that stuff costs to begin with, so left with nothing but some pictures of one attendee’s vegan shoes (that will follow), a glass of cheap champagne and an expensive hangover.
This, however, reminded me of the joy of Melissa Shoes and how everyone can affordably own a pair of beautiful Vivienne Westwood shoes, albeit in funky plastic.
These are the famed Melissa Ultragirl shoes, with added bow (lovely) and a whole new see-through leopard print thing going on. Spot the very obvious Vivienne Westwood logo on the side. You can also get them in black with a leopard print bow, though I quite like this version myself.
I found these on Amazon.com
Bold animal patterns seem to still be doing well nowadays, so here’s another pair of heels that fits in with the whole 80s scheme of things AND the animal pattern scheme. Not exactly red carpet material but as cheap, fun and loud as a sitcom college girlfriend.
If you like pink, then these are definitely for you. Otherwise – probably not so much. They do have a bit of the bimbo in them, but in a fun way that doesn’t take itself too seriously (I hope) so you could work them into quite a tongue in cheek look.
Alternatively, you could be dead serious about the whole thing, but I would probably advise against it.
You can get these from Dorothy Perkins.
Here’s a nice pair of leopard print heels from Next.
They’re not particularly groundbreaking, but it’s a good look that never really goes out of style.
The heels look like they’d be kinda killers and not only in the “killer heels” sort of way, but also in the tottering like a wounded gazelle sort of way. But if you love your heels high and your patterns wild, then these look pretty neat and are not too expensive either, in true vegan shoe form.
I’ve seen far too many animal print shoes and boots lately that were made out of some kind of leather to resemble actual leopard skin or zebra skin or whatever, so it’s good to see more vegan versions.
I guess some people might laugh about the concept of vegans wanting to wear a pattern that originated in people actually killing and skinning wild animals and wearing the skins to convey some kind of animal powers onto them. Still, it’s not like the people who buy leopard print dyed cowhide are connecting with the primal eye of the tiger and discovering their inner savanah warrior. It’s still just a look. I’d rather show my affinity with a particular type of animal by reproducing its markings without actually killing it.
Either way, you can get these rather hot vegan boots from Next.