The fashion industry is the second most polluting industry in the world (after the oil industry). While I’m a huge proponent of secondhand evvvverything (for the sake of our sweet ol’ Mama Earth), I do firmly believe that if you have to buy something new, purchasing sustainably & ethically made, and plant-based is the way to go.
Now let’s talk running shoes. Zen Running Club recently came out with stylish and comfy, carbon minimizing running shoes that are made from sustainable sugarcane, eucalyptus, and natural rubber (vs. synthetic rubber using oil-based materials). Sugarcane shoes, yo – how sweet does that sound!? Does it get any better? Yes. They’re even assembled with water-based glues and dyes.
Each pair is competitively prices at $139 and is available in 4 color combos:
Asphalt / Zen Yellow
Snow White / Cantaloupe
Mayfly / Lucite Green (the pair I’m rockin’)
Classic Blue / Zen Red
These shoes are light, fast, and responsive, with a rocker midsole, versatile enough to propel you forward as you run the trails or simply run errands. I’ve been wearing these shoes for all the things—workouts, walks, and grocery shops… as you can see, they pair nicely with zebra tights. 😀 They’re ridiculously comfortable and form fitting, and they have a lovely bounce that make them kinda fun to wear.
I’m super stoked that we have vegan and cruelty-free options a-plenty these days, from food to fashion and beyond. Mad props to Zen Running Club for making comfy and attractive, high-performing, plant-based shoes that rival their non-vegan counterparts. The future is vegan. ♥
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Longtime vegan, hardcore compassionate beauty junkie, serious cake aficionado, and lover of all things floofy and sparkly! If there’s something in particular you’d like me to review, drop me a line at [email protected].
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