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Vegetarian Shoes Reviews?
Rayray Posted at 2012/10/22 1:04pm reply to

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I'm trying to find a vegan, worker-friendly shoe/boot that will last more than a year.  I am a one pair of shoes kind of girl, I am making trash out of synthetic shoes at an alarming rate.  I was considering getting a pair of welted boots from Vegetarian Shoes.  They are pretty expensive (by my standards) and was wondering if anyone here had owned a pair of these or any other shoe/boot and wanted to attest for it's ability to last.  
Jessica. Posted at 2012/10/22 3:47pm reply to

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I have owned many Vegetarian Shoes boots, and they have all lasted much longer than other pairs. They're hands-down my favorite brand of boots. Worth the $$!
UTexasMark Posted at 2012/10/22 3:53pm reply to

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I don't know anything about shoes, but the Dr. Martens vegan boot came up when I tried to search for what you're looking at.  It only has 6 ratings on Amazon but they're all 5 stars so I guess sometimes those expensive boots are worth it.
mattabo71 Posted at 2012/10/22 10:42pm reply to

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The "vegetarian shoes" boots that I owned ripped pretty early on (up at the top where I pulled them on). I have vegan doc martens now - and they seem much more durable.
Rayray Posted at 2012/10/23 11:52am reply to

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I considered buying a pair of Dr. Martens, but the vegan models are made in China.  I figured I'd pay the extra to get some from Veg. Shoes so they would still come from England.  I'll buy a pair and report back in a few years happy.
jen Posted at 2012/10/26 10:14am reply to

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I have purchased two pairs of vegetarian shoes steel toe boots for work and both have held up well.  My first pair lasted 7-8 years and I only tossed them because I got them super muddy and had to get on a plane back home and didn't know what to do with them.  Wow, that sounds pretty wasteful, but they were reaching the end of their life and I remember not feeling too bad about it.  I've had the second pair for 3 years now and they are holding up just as well as the first pair (although, now that i'm older, these don't get to go in the field as much as pair #1 did).  I wouldn't recommend the steel toe version though unless you need it because it makes them super stiff and not very comfortable.
musijev Posted at 2013/03/03 10:57am reply to

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Rayray Posted at 2013/03/05 4:07pm reply to

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My main concerns (besides vegan-ness) where durability and that they not be made in sweatshops/by companies with unfair labor practices.  I don't think many accidentally vegan shoes would satisfy those requirements.  

I did buy a pair of the Vegetarian Shoes Boulder Boots shortly after that post.  They do make me look a bit paramilitary, but I think they employ a heavier duty construction method than some of the more fashionable boots on the site.  They are my only shoes (except flip flops and rubber boat boots)and have been holding up well so far.  I'll have to wait and see if they have a durability similar to well-made leather shoes.
csorthofeet Posted at 2018/08/28 1:23am reply to

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orthofeet shoes are by far the most comfortable shoes I have owned. I have very painful Morton's Neuroma on both feet and a shoe size of 13 6E. The shoes fit really good and the cushion of the shoes is giving me a comfortable step throughout the entire day. https://www.orthofeet.com/collections/vegan-friendly
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