Today on Vegan Shoe Addict, I’d like to talk about addiction. Addiction is a serious issue that affects many people. It can take many forms. Some people are addicted to drugs, others to drink or crap TV. Recently, a friend has confessed to me her addiction to TUK kitty shoes.
Sadly, I am to blame for her affliction in some way, as I was the one who wrote about the original kitty shoes on this very blog. Since then, TUK have brought out a few more styles and her condition has worsened.
Therefore it is with a slightly heavy heart that I reveal to you these ultra-fucking-super-awesome plaid kitty boots, measuring at the stylishly punk shin height – slightly higher than proper ankle boots. It’s like putting smack in front of a junky, so I can only take comfort in the fact that she probably already owns a pair. Oh and the fact that these are totally fucking awesome. That’s also pretty comforting.
All you other junkies can get these on Endless.
Today I’m taking a break from boots to bring you something that is perhaps at odds with the season, but is definitely pretty damn cool.
These shoes come from H&M. They don’t really do that many shoes, but the ones they do are often pretty cool. It used to be that all their display dolls would have wicked shoes on but those were nowhere to be found when it came to actually buying them. Nowadays, here they are. At £14.99 they are definitely priced as end of season, even though they may have been priced like this to begin with, who knows.
Either way, tartan / plaid is timeless and wedges will be around for a while yet, so I’d say pick these up now as you’ll definitely get some wear out of them. They also come in plain black.
You can get them on the H&M site.
Ooooh! These have a bit of the lumberjack about them, do they not? They make me think of log fires, comfy sofas and hot toddies. They are unisex and come in both men and women’s sizes. They are called The Guerra and come in a host of different fabric patterns that are perfect for fitting in with both an urban and a rural style.
They’re made by ethical, cruelty-free company Keep.
You can get them from the Keep website.
Yup. It’s time for yet another Rocket Dog shoe review. It’s just that they have so many good vegan shoes… Like these “Jamba school sock” trainers. I’m not sure I like the very blatant Rocket Dog logo on the heel, but I do like the whole “let’s turn the cool school socks into a shoe” thing. I guess if you wore them with black knee-highs you’d look like the anti-preppy student.
They are simple, fun and the grey is a good choice cause it means you can wear them with lots of different things and they are mostly neutral, even though they have a pattern. I wouldn’t go trying them on with anything, say, pink and busy, though!
These plaid vegan trainers are available from Schuh.
I’ve written about the Babycham Rockabilly Flash shoes before, but now Babycham have come up with a new design – the Rockabilly Flash Plaid! They’re totally neat, understated yet really quite funky. I love the plaid and denim combination, plus they also have a star-shaped upper eyelet, which is a pretty neat touch.
Once more, Babycham have managed to create shoes that are very “now” but are also pretty retro at the same time.
They look like comfortable shoes you could wear when you want to look funky and somewhat different but don’t want to go for a heel. The red, white and blue combination (especially with the hinted star) has a sort of all-American feel, too. Almost country & Western in a way, but without being too overtly American.
All in all, these are pretty damn funky.
You can get these from Schuh.
OK. I know I said recently that I didn’t like shoes that looked like slippers, but these are actually pretty cool. I think it’s the colour combo in the plaid pattern than makes me want them. Just like the Macbeths I wrote about the other day, I could actually see myself wearing a pair of these even though they are supposedly for guys.
They look cosy and homey and you’d look like an instant metrosexual intellectual wearing them (in a casual sort of way, cause they still look a bit like slippers, but quite smartly so at the same time).
They look like they’d lend themselves to quite a sophisticated trendy look with the right gear. Plaid kinda does that, if you use it ironically in a retro nuclear family kind of way. Don’t forget your pipe!
These are made by Simple Shoes so they’re obviously eco friendly, made of sustainable and recycled things and obviously 100% vegan, glue and all.
You can get them from the Simple Shoes website. Or you can go all out and get yourself some actual slippers instead (also 100% vegan).