Wednesday, 16 February 2011
Posted by Jon Stone
Since high street shoes tend to be ethically suspicious, I thought it worth investing in some vegetarian shoes, made in Portugal and sold in Brighton. I chose the Ariel Mk 2, made from cork, fake suede and 'Vegetan bucky', and I've been wearing them since last October. I hesitate to say they're more durable than cheap shoes – I'm not having issues with the sole peeling away, but the layer of cork is flaking noticeably on the inside. Aesthetically, they can't quite carry off the 'scruffy trainer' look; they genuinely seem to need more care than I've been giving them.