I’ve always been impressed at how much longer my husband’s shoes last than mine. Some pairs he has had for 20 years and has simply re-heeled and polished them to make them last. He even keeps the boxes.
But now that he is on the public transportation circuit – like so many other good green worker bees – it’s important to wear a comfort shoe that doesn’t pinch when you’re running for that bus or train.
The good news is vegan shoes have become much more stylish, from the old boxy Earth Shoe and hippie Birkenstocks of yore to the oxfords and buckle slips-on on the market that emulate many of the swank Italian shoes.
Sure, the vegan varieties have a softer appearance but that’s part of the allure. The greatest advantage is not just the material but the price. Most brands are reasonable (under $200) and are built to last.
Here are a few to take you through fall:
Princeton Vegan Shoes in Brown or Black, $58 at Alternative Outfitters.
The dapper yet durable Brouque wing-tipped from Moo Shoes, $150.
Handsome yet rugged Dennis Shoe from Novacas, $140.
The Noharm Slip-On, $275 at Togged.
Noharm Lace-Up Ankle Boot, $299 at Togged.
Men’s Baker Brown Vegan Loafer, $55 at Alternative Outfitters.
New Hidalgo Camel Workboot, $68 at Regazzi Vega.
Main Image: Regazzi Vegan