In my closet, you’ll find:
Flats and Wedges:
Madden Girl, by Steve Madden
Te Casan by Natalie Portman
All my boots — high heels, low heels, ankle-high, knee-high– are from Natalie Portman’s collection. Alas, Te Casan in SoHo closed its doors, and so the limited collection has become even more limited. However, I’ve spotted a few styles still available at Endless.com. And — lucky you! –it looks like they’re all discounted by as much as 50%!
I don’t wear heels very often, but we all need a couple pairs of dressy shoes. In addition to my Natalie Portman heels, I’ve discovered Olsen Haus, which has some great designs for when you’re looking to make more of a statement with your feet. Stella McCartney has some great vegan shoes, too, if you don’t mind the price tag.
Macbeth (as featured in last year’s blog)
Simple (eco-friendly, hemp)
New Balance (running shoes)
J Crew (skinny wedge style)
Splaff (soles made from recycled race-car tires; straps made from bicycle inner tube)
Buyer Beware: When you’re shopping at a store that is not specifically vegan, look for “Made from All Man-Made Materials” inside the shoes. Just because a shoe is fabric (black satin heels seem like they’d be animal-friendly) doesn’t mean the sole isn’t still made of leather! You want to make sure the shoe has a synthetic upper and sole.
Note to Birkenstock Lovers: their “Birko-Flor” sandals are cruelty-free