For my first post back in the blogosphere, I would like to introduce you to some really cool vegan shoes. And I do mean cool. This company is probably the epitome of Brooklyn hipster chic.
Marais USA has very good styles, and a lot of them happen to be vegan. This company was founded by two young girls of just about my age. Very inspiring.
They have recently launched their summer collection of shoes and there are some great non leather options– yay.
Here are my favorites:
My first pick are these leopard Dolce Vita-esque slingbacks.
These remind me of something an Italian woman on the back of a motorino in Roma would wear.
Another favorite style of mine is their Loafer Heel:
I feel this is really the perfect interview shoe. Especially in Black.
It doesn’t get much hipper than this!!
Lastly, I have a pair of Marais USA’s brown Chelsea Boots, and they are my favorite pair of shoes. I wore them all winter long, and they are looking very scuffed and part of the heels have worn down. These are really good shoes, and I get lots of compliments on them. I wish I had a pair in black as well.
Overall, Marais is a great company, but I’ve always been a little disappointed that while style and affordability are part of their mission, making cruelty free shoes is not. Some of their shoes are vegan, but some of the best and coolest ones are not. Why not just make it a priority to make them all non leather? I don’t understand.
However, I admire the founders of this company, and they make great looking shoes. Since Marais has a pretty big selection of shoes, and many of them are vegan, I will be adding them to my article Where To Find Cool Vegan Shoes at the top of the website.
What do you think of these shoes? Are you into them? Please, let me know…I love to hear your comments!
Here is a complete list of the vegan shoes from Marais USA confirmed by Marais themselves.