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Chunky, clunky, and downright ugly — those might be the first words that come to mind when you think of vegan shoes. But, in reality, cruelty-free shoes are way more popular — and stylish — than you'd think. Don't believe us? We've got 10 styles that prove it.
While brands like Stella McCartney make it their mission to create vegan shoes, others like Steve Madden and Seychelles use manmade materials that just so happen to be animal-friendly, because it's, well, cheap.
Ahead, you'll find 10 cruelty-free shoes made from synthetic materials, such as faux leather and suede, that won't cramp your style or get you on PETA's bad side. Trust us, these are good.
Our noses are redder than a Louboutin sole, and we haven't felt our toes since October. Yep, it’s cold here in NYC. But, in Wisconsin, for example (where this editor's mother lives), it's even worse. (Meanwhile, his brother in L.A. thinks his 65-degree day is nippy.)
Winter weather may be complicated, but our read
Try as it might, a temperature drop does not always get in the way of those who love a short hem. Yes, we're opposed to frostbitten legs, but we’ve become really good at layering warm tights and tossing on high boots to help fight the chill. Because, nobody should have to give up skirts just because it's winter. read