A visit to Nice Shoes
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Anybody who knows me also knows that I love shoes, and I don’t discriminate. I like heels and wedges. I like flats. I like boots. I like open- and closed-toes. I have room in my little shoe-obsessed heart for all of them.
Okay, that’s not totally true. There is one kind of shoe that I just won’t wear, and that’s the leather kind. The idea of wearing someone else’s skin has always made me a little uncomfortable, and the more I learned about the cruelty of the leather industry, the more convinced I was that I wanted no part of it. Fortunately, it’s becoming easier and easier to wear beautiful shoes without compromising your values.
Enter Nice Shoes, the first vegan shoe store in Vancouver! They’ve got so many different styles and options that I almost couldn’t decide which pair I wanted to get. I ended up choosing Steve Madden’s Spiffy because I loved the old-fashioned look and the cute stripey laces.
There were also tons of chic purses and wallets, guitar straps, and even some really nice ties. (Unlike vegan shoes, vegan ties are tough to come by; most ties are made with silk.) They also had a few kinds of chocolate that I haven’t seen before–vegan versions of Milky Way, Snickers, and a couple of other “typical” chocolate bars. (I can’t quite remember which.)
If you don’t live in the area, no problem–they’ve now got an online store and the selection keeps getting bigger. Check it out!