My name is Shimrit and I’m addicted to vegan shoes.
I stopped wearing leather the day I stopped eating meat and fish (a long LONG time ago), but turns out finding cruelty-free shoes is far harder than finding vegetarian or vegan food. OK, so things have actually moved on a lot since I made the change. Nowadays you can definitely find plenty of non-leather shoes and boots, so I’m no longer limited to wearing jelly sandals and Palladium shoes (not that there’s anything wrong with that).
But while vegan and vegetarian food choices have advanced to address the fact that people who choose to live a cruelty-free lifestyle don’t necessarily hate food, conscious vegan footwear choices (as in stylish vegan shoes that are consciously cruelty-free, not just cheaply made) are far more limited than vegan food choices. Things are getting better every day, though, and there are plenty of amazing shoes to find, if you spend some time looking. Or you can just read my blog, where I’ve already done all the work. I encourage anyone to look at their footwear choices and choose cruelty-free options.
I am addicted to shoes, buying shoes and (when I’m broke, which is often) looking at shoes online, so I spend way too much time looking for vegan shoes that are fashionable, well-made and reasonably eco-friendly. Let’s be honest – if you can tick two of these boxes, you’re doing really well.
You don’t have to be vegan to stop wearing leather. I’m not a purist when it comes to diet, though I’ve not bought leather since I was in my early teens. I define myself as a vegetarian or “mostly vegan”, because while my diet is generally vegan nowadays, I do occasionally eat some eggs and dairy. That doesn’t mean I can’t do my bit for ending the leather industry by not buying into it.
This blog is where I put up shoes that I’ve found online, as well as shoes I’ve actually bought and worn myself. Hopefully it’ll help other people find some cool, cruelty-free and vegan shoes too. I don’t make or sell any shoes myself, but am always happy to promote any vegan brands. Please note that out of respect for my readers, I am only interested in promoting brands that are vegan friendly.
Please do get in touch if you want to let the world know about your vegan shoes or send me some stuff to review. Brands I can recommend from personal experience get a lot more exposure, plus better recommendations on the blog.
Apart from vegan shoes, I’m also into travel, festivals, and am always looking for new books to read.
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Please note: some of the links on this blog are affiliate links. This means I get a small commission if someone goes through the link and buys something on that site. Not all links are, but feel free to click through and buy all the shoes anyway, because you’ll be supporting vegan or vegan-friendly businesses.