Saturday, 21 May 2011

These Boots Are Made For... Veggies?

Yesterday I was looking for functionality and today I've got a great big boot for those of a more conscientious nature. Boots aren't the first thing that pops into your mind when you consider vegetarianism, even though many of us are changing our dietary desires with the rise of factory farming and poor animal welfare. Hell, even Mike Tyson has gone vegan citing that meat and additives in food were a big problem for his anger issues.

So theres boots for the vegetarian, made with no animal products from Vegetarian Shoes, a producer that has been hand making vegetarian shoes since 1990. Now expanding production into factories with good working conditions across the UK and Europe. These boots are made from a synthetic microfibre that is as breathable as leather and  manufacturer has a wide range but I'll be looking at:

The Airseal 20 Eye Black Boot

 Now this monster probably makes even Mike Tyson consider it a little too beefy, but theres no meat in the production of these. Its a proper stylish boot for the hardcore dandy. They will take a little wearing in but, being microfibre, its not as tough as leather but it still remains as durable if you're looking to go out on the prowl. Lets say you're wearing these for a good tramp up a hill they are just as useful as they would be for heading out to see The Oppressed. there is plenty of calf support there and they won't be cutting into your skin too much. At most you'll get a couple of blisters for the first couple of weeks.

The grip is quite simple so it won't be the finest for heading off on a proper ramble,  but a sensible head walking in the hills, knowing your equipment should be decent enough. On the dancefloor, the aircushioned sole will come in useful and you'll be pogoing along like the maddest hatter at the tea-party. And to me thats what sums this boot up. Its a top hat and tails, cheeky grin and a charming wit of a boot, with some added nuts for entertainment. It has its limits but it can deal with anything once its put its mind to it.

47 comments:

  1. Wow, they look so good. I'm going to check 'em out! :D

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  2. Booty is in the eye of the bootholder? Damn, I lost it.

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  3. damn...i remember being a kid and we would compete for how many holes the doc martins had haha

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  4. Not all clothes that don't use animals for production are for vegetarians, I' not and I prefer to buy thing with synthetic fur, or not to buy it, and the same goes to leather.

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  5. The title reminded me of this song:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRkovnss7sg

    It was probably intended? :)

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  6. that is a monster fuckin boot haha

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  7. I think I'd choose my USAF combat boots over those. They breathe well, and have ankle support, the works. Battle tested, and you can replace the sole too.

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  8. It's been over a decade since I've owned a pair of wellies, and I didn't really like them that much...

    Just a pair of trainers will do me fine.

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  9. im not really a big fan of boots..
    but they look pretty cool

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  10. Interested to learn more about different styles of boots and it seems like you're the expert! going to follow

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  11. ive been thinking about buying some boots like this!
    what would you say? leather or synthetic fibre?

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  12. Not a big boot fan, only got a pair of Red Wings in the winter

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  13. I'm actually into fair trade vegan boots, its not really a big deal

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  14. good to see they are using environmentally friendly materials

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  15. this is a good alternative

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  16. you know I've never actually worn boots in my life!

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  17. Theres always a time to try kobosei :)

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  18. I wonder how well they hold up compared to leather!

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  19. I wouldn't mind living a vegan lifestyle if essential products like these boots could be affordabley made.

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  20. I would have to agree with Mike ^^. Only issue with these types of products is the price. Eventually it will become cheaper though.

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  21. I wonder how long they last compared to other boots made from non-vegetarian products.

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  22. My hoof and your ass have an appoitment !

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  23. if you gonna die , die with your boots on!

    Nice blog i will include you in my mourning cofee!

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  24. wow there looking realy good !

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  25. now that's monster boots..

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  26. Fake leather for vegans...

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  27. boots for veggies... wtf :-D

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  28. That's really cool. Clothes and shoes are often something that vegetarians forget about (not counting vegans, they usually do think about it). Great post, thanks!

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  29. I've been a vegetarian for 7 years and i don't think too much about leather products mind you, i feel that it's good that they're not wasting everything.

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  30. this blog are made for walkin... oh wait

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  31. I like a beefy booty better :P

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  32. ugly + I guess it's hot wearing them.

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  33. I want to buy a pair for my gf.

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