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Etnies: Cruelty-free kicks

In case you missed us banging on about them on our social media, well-known US skate shoe company Etnies released a vegan shoe line! It was inspired by pro-skater and vegan, Ryan Lay who wanted a reliable and cruelty-free skate shoe that he could perform in.

So Etnies designed him one – The Jameson HT which is a vegan high-top made with all animal friendly materials including canvas and synthetic suede. The animal print version features a super cute sheep and cow design which was done by Michael Worful, a friend of Ryan’s.

Their vegan shoe/trainer collection now includes over 50 styles including a selection of kids and women’s sizes/styles. That’s right – OVER 50!!

I got myself a pair of the super comfy Jameson 2 Eco in navy/brown/white which I have been living in.

I bought my boyfriend the animal print version of The Jameson HT for his birthday last month. He’s regularly on the road with his music project Grumble Bee ( and so far he has thrashed around whilst wearing them on stage with no problems!

Photo by Nick Pope

So if you’re looking for high quality, vegan trainers for someone special for Christmas, then make sure you check out the full collection on the Etnies website (

By Candice
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