Vegan Shoes

Please excuse me for the two full weeks of silence!  I just quit my job as an academic librarian, and I took a few weeks to relax and travel.  I start training at my new middle school in Newark, NJ a week from tomorrow.  Yay!

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This past weekend, my mom came to visit me in New Jersey.  She has been in and out of surgery this spring, so it was great that she felt well enough to come and play for a few days.  While waiting for our tour at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum on Saturday, we went shopping in lower Manhattan.  We came across an adorable vegan shoe store, and upon spotting incredible footwear for work, Mom offered to buy me a pair of animal-friendly shoes for my new job.  Aw!

The pair that she especially liked were oxfords in white and black, but because they were sold out of my size, I pushed for these little darlings.  At only $49.99, they were absolutely a steal.  I’m a huge fan of animal rights, and I have fostered kitties in the past.  Unfortunately, because of my history of a negative relationship with food (binge-eating disorder and extreme emotional eating), I have not yet made the jump to vegetarianism because I don’t want to mess with restricting food groups for myself at the time.  I totally enjoy the idea of vegan-friendly non-food products, however, and I’m proud to sport these shoes while I hit the mean streets of New York and Newark this fall.

The “mustache” (as my friend Lauren calls the ornamentation on shoes like this) is my favorite aspect of these shoes, along with the kitten heel.  The shop’s name wasn’t clearly marked (could have been a pop-up?), but it’s located on Orchard Street right below Delancey.  Check it out!