Published by Ashley Palmer.

The following article was written by former PETA intern and current vegan fashion finder Jared Misner.

During the first month of school, hallways are notoriously transformed into miniature runways, where summer fashions become fall’s fashion forwards. But really, any time is a good time to make your feet look good. And as Labor Day is left behind and autumn signals the return of worldwide fashion weeks, treat yourself to your own fashion week. I’ll do the shopping. All you have to do is cough up the cash and actually get up and go get a pair (or three) of these vegan kicks. Sneakers sans skins for men are some of the easiest shoes to find as companies realize that the demand for cruelty-free footwear continues to grow.

When sneakers this nice are this easy to find, there is no excuse to support the leather industry—an industry that every year viciously slaughters 1 billion cows, including some cows who are skinned alive or dismembered while they are still conscious.

If you like to inspire double-takes, check out the following:

Adidas Mega Torsion RVI:$80

Van’s TRI Binding Authentic: $42

Or do you prefer the classic look?

Adidas Nizza Hi: $50

Keds Champion: $50

Skaters, wake up. Here are the shoes for you:

Etnies Barge: $60

Etnies Devine Mid: $70


And hipsters, here are the shoes to fit your fancy. I have two pairs of Chuck Taylors kickin’ it in my closet, so this might be a slightly personal endorsement. 

Keds Stripes Chukka: $39.95 (sale price)

Converse All Star Vintage Wash: $50

Which style of sneakers do you prefer for telling everyone that you won’t tolerate cows being killed for “fashion”? Eye-catching or classic? Let me know in a comment below!

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