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Vegan Shoe Explosion at Sustainable NYC

Rasta Nectar Sandals: I want these!

Rasta Nectar Sandals: I want these!

I’ll start by disclosing that I’ve worked at Sustainable NYC for years, but that’s all the more reason I’m glad the green boutique has stepped up its vegan shoe game. It was kind of a bummer to have a generous employee discount but only a few measly pairs to choose from.

Finally, entirely animal-friendly shoes outnumber those with leather soles or accents. I visited this morning and counted 20 pairs of vegan sneakers, sandals, flip flops, and dress shoes crammed in the small shops’ shoe department. The new brands include Earth, Saucony, NeuAura, Novacas, Olsen Haus, Sanuk, and Feelz Goods priced from $25 to $156.

My favorite pair in stock is the olive green Sanuk Rasta Nectar flat sandals ($47). I love the coconut button accents! I also thought the flip flops made from recycled yoga mats (women, $32) and beer cozies (men, $38) were novel.

Psst! I scoped a few pairs of older sandals from Acorn and Simple tucked in a corner and discounted 25%. Sizes are very limited though.

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    This is great news! It’s so hard to find walk-in stores that sell vegan footwear. Thanks Olivia!