Vegan Shoes Walk Right In

Plus, white bucks are back and heels are lowered
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 9, 2009 11:54 AM CDT
Atmosphere as seen the launch of Natalie Portman's vegan footwear at Te Casan on February 12, 2008 in New York City.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – Veganism isn’t just for food anymore. “Times have never been better for vegan fashion,” a PETA spokesperson says. “Vegan apparel and accessories companies are sprouting up everywhere in the US.” The Wall Street Journal tried out three pairs of vegan shoes and determined that synthetic materials no longer have to look fake or cheap. In other footwear breakthroughs:

  • Good news for your feet: Lowered heels—or “halfway heels”—are the new alternative to high heels, reports the New York Post. Both Katy Perry and Leighton Meester have been spotted wearing them.
  • Ultra-retro white bucks—ivory buckskin shoes with red soles first popularized a century ago—are back. Their last trendsetting appearance was in the 1980s, reports the New York Times, and you’re likely to see them in stores again.
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