Choose vegan sneakers for the planet
Sneakers have been a closet essential for years. We wear them to the gym. We pair them with jeans. We use them to add an edge to girly dresses. We even wear them to the office these days! It’s an item we all have. And many of us have multiple pairs. If enough of us choose a pair of cool vegan sneakers as our next pair, we’ll be doing a massive service to the planet.
Vegan sneakers are the future. Do you want to be part of the revolution?
It’s time to break up with leather
Leather has been one of humanity’s most loved fabrics for centuries.
But in our current climate, the planet is at a breaking point. We’ve depleted too much of our natural resources, and it’s time for change. So, just like we left low-rise jeans in the 90s, let’s leave leather in the 2020s.
When we say, let’s ditch leather, that doesn’t mean your only option is vegan canvas sneakers. Not at all!
Leather is well-loved for a good reason. It’s waterproof, durable, and looks smart.
And with our current technology, leather doesn’t need to come from cows.
We can create kinder materials that can rid the earth of its pollution. So why not choose a unique fabric that looks and feels like leather, and has a whole host of other benefits, too?
Types of vegan leather
When most people think of vegan leather, they imagine imitation leather. You know, the plastic-y, bin-bag-esque PVC that fast fashion retailers love.
Vegan leather has come a long way from here, though.
Nowadays, we have vegan cork leather, mushroom leather, leaf leather, recycled bottle leather, and cactus leather, to name a few.
Here at LØCI, we’ve created a premium vegan material made of repurposed plastic bottles.
The finest craftsmanship goes into our men’s and women’s vegan sneakers for a unique finish that never feels like a compromise.
What to consider when buying vegan leather sneakers
If you’re shopping for a cool new pair of vegan sneakers, you need to check the entire shoe for its sustainability credentials. Most people just think about the upper. After all, that’s what makes up the bulk of the shoe. But don’t forget to check out what the outer sole and lining are made from, too!
Let’s start with the lining. It’s vital that the lining of your sneaker keeps your feet cool and dry — especially since you’ll be wearing them for hours at a time.
Cotton and polyester are both the most popular choices for the lining. However, while these fabrics are almost always vegan, they are taxing on the environment. There are many brands out there that make cute vegan sneakers from interesting materials. But the polyester or cotton lining brings down their sustainability credentials.
Do your homework, and check out the lining before you buy.
Here at LØCI, we make it easy for you. Every part of our sneakers is sustainable — even the laces. Our lining is made of bamboo, a naturally soft and light material that grows quickly in the wild. It’s super sustainable and super strong. It’s breathable enough to keep you cool on hot days and warm in the cold winter.
Rock those vegan high-top sneakers with denim shorts at a music festival or with a stylish oversized coat during a winter city break.
The outer sole
The outsole is an important part of your vegan sneakers and one you must pay attention to. Many brands will pull the wool over your eyes and sell you on that pair of all-white vegan sneakers with pineapple leather you’ve had your heart set on.
But what’s the sole made of?