SpaceCat Yoga WearYou’ve heard it, all of the buzz about how it’s cool to go green and even cooler when you can find something that is both green and stylish. That’s why Murphy and I here at Black Dog Asana scour the internet for stylish and affordable green options that both protect the Earth and boost your street cred. Footwear is a touch place to go green. It’s even harder to find all of this in a certifiably vegan shoe. Lets face it – most shoes are made out of leather, suede etc. You search and search and search, and then you find one – an awesome looking, vegan shoe and you start grasping for your credit card. You’re brimming with excitement over this shoe…and then you get to the check out page and your sucker punched by the price. There is no way you can buy this shoe. You fall from your high and smack back into the couch. Well you will no longer fall. We uncovered an awesome company making – get this, awesome recycles, vegan shoes that look just as great as the shoes actually are. Meet Unstitched Utilities. Founded by three friends full of experience in the shoe fashion industry, they came together to repurpose materials into fashionable footwear. Now you can be footloose and fancy free knowing that your kicks are giving old materials a second life and looking great!
When we found Unstitched Utilities we were ecstatic because they really are everything we are looking for. I know I said it before but – great looking vegan shoes that are made from recycled goods that won’t empty your bank account! It’s still sinking in – but what is not hard to comprehend is how comfortable these shoes are. I have one of the incredible fast lane models. Slipping into these shoes for the first time you will be blown away. A cushy foot bed, over top of a sturdy and supportive rubber sole that grips makes for a sturdy and comfortable pair of shoes that you will want to wear every time that you have to leave the house. Comfort plus style, plus repurposed material, plus durability, plus a unique design – holy gomukasana! Can you believe it? If they weren’t on my feet I don’t know if I could handle it. Unstitched Utilities is really shaking things up – I mean turning the eco-instyle industry on its head. I get looks everywhere I wear the shoes. With the shorter laces, the comfy slip on design you will be wearing these shoes everywhere as well.
Now let’s get serious for a moment and talk about the serious side of things. The wonderful and exciting design are the fun and functional sides. Let’s talk price. These shoes are priced at between $50 and $75. Now I don’t normally spend that much on shoes – I’m a bit of a bargain hunter. But that’s the beauty here – this is a bargain! You will not find the design, the repurposed materials, the comfort all paired with the durability of these shoes in any other pair of shoes for this price. Do the research for yourself. Google “stylish vegan shoes”. You will not find another pair of shoes that has all of these goodies while keeping the planet in mind for such a price. Why should we spend even more than this on flats and heels to wear out – shoes that do not support your body and can actually be unhealthy when for such a steal you can love your body as much as the Earth and wear a shoe that is healthy for both?