Wills Vegan Shoes

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Wills Vegan Shoes

You wanna know what’s really difficult about a vegan lifestyle? Finding decent vegan shoes, is my answer. I want a shoe that looks good, is affordable, doesn’t fall apart after two weeks, and is ethically made. Until recently it was very difficult for me to find footwear which did fit all those criteria. Sure, there are lots of companies selling vegan shoes. But usually those are too expensive for me or I don’t like the model. Or both. In the past I had to make a lot of compromises when it came to shoes. Often these compromises were bad. (I bought shoes that were vegan but not ethically produced, for example.) Last year when I spent another evening searching the internet for new shoe models, I stumbled across Will’s Vegan Shoes, a UK based company, that sells both shoes and accessories, such as belts and wallets. I hardly could believe my eyes when I browsed their website because not only did I like the majority of their models, they also weren’t too expensive for me. Another great thing is that they ship worldwide and you can return and exchange their shoes for free. The main materials used for these shoes are breathable and water resistant microfibres. When my shoes arrived they came in white shoe boxes, wrapped in colourful wrapping tissue. The first model I unwrapped were these black Chelsea boots which I’ve been wearing quite a lot since I got them. Their shape and cut is great, I do love that they are not as slim shaped some other Chelsea boots I tried before. Still, their fit is a bit narrow for my wide feet when worn with thick socks or extra insoles. (But I don’t see a fault with the shoes, I have had this problem before and I could have ordered a larger size to compare.) Thankfully the winter has been mild so far and I’ve been using regular socks without getting cold feet. (And to be honest, during really cold weather I have hiking shoes that will definitely keep me warm.) Last winter I found some great knee lenght boots that I had to return after only a couple of months. They started to break apart. (I bought them from a large retail company, I am pretty sure they were not ethically produced and considering their poor quality, they turned out way too expensive.) I was disappointed and sure I could never replace them. But I was wrong. And I cannot tell you how happy I am about this. These brown boots shown above are exactly what I was looking for! When it comes to shape and cut, they are very similar to my Chelsea boots. But instead of side gussets, they have a zipper and an adjustable strap at the the calves. Even though I have the same thick sock problem with them they do fit my calves, which is not a given. Often I cannot squeeze my legs into knee lenght boots. So I am really exited about these shoes. The third pair I got were black heeled shoes, also shown above. I hardly wear heeled shoes and if I do, I won’t last long. If you see someone hobbling and jumping on the sidewalk, that’s usually me wearing heels. But not in these shoes. They are very comfortable and have an extra soft and quite thick insole that feels like a cushion. The heel itself is quite broad and supportive. I also think the large zipper on the side is a nice detail. My review is a bit late (I wanted to actually try these shoes out and wear them a couple of times) and both the heeled shoes and the knee length boots are sold out right now in most sizes, but the company has many new models in stock, which you should check out! I am very pleased with the look and the quality of my choices and they have a good price. (I think paying about 90 – 100 € for a pair of vegan shoes made in the EU is pretty fair.) I had intended to keep two out of three pair. But in the end I kept them all because I think they will last a while. I don’t like to buy new stuff each season, I rather have good quality items that last more than one summer, and I think these shoes fit the bill, but I’ll keep you updated. Since I had them shipped to Germany from the UK, I paid 11.48 € for shipping (the fee seems to be dependent on how much your order weighs)  but got a 3.82 € discount, because shipping for the first item was free. (I subscribed to their newsletter and got a voucher.) I purchased all of these shoes with my own money and was not paid or compensated by Will’s Vegan Shoes in any way to write this review. I wrote it because I like their products and think this company is worth supporting. Update April 2016: So far the shoes survived two winters and they are still good! Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
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Wills Vegan Shoes

You wanna know what’s really difficult about a vegan lifestyle? Finding decent vegan shoes, is my answer. I want a shoe that looks good, is affordable, doesn’t fall apart after two weeks, and is ethically made. Until recently it was very difficult for me to find footwear which did fit all those criteria. Sure, there are lots of companies selling vegan shoes. But usually those are too expensive for me or I don’t like the model. Or both. In the past I had to make a lot of compromises when it came to shoes. Often these compromises were bad. (I bought shoes that were vegan but not ethically produced, for example.) Last year when I spent another evening searching the internet for new shoe models, I stumbled across Will’s Vegan Shoes, a UK based company, that sells both shoes and accessories, such as belts and wallets. I hardly could believe my eyes when I browsed their website because not only did I like the majority of their models, they also weren’t too expensive for me. Another great thing is that they ship worldwide and you can return and exchange their shoes for free. The main materials used for these shoes are breathable and water resistant microfibres.
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Wills Vegan Shoes

My only issue is price, the shoes aren’t cheap; they aren’t terribly expensive, but they’re a bit more than I’m used to paying for shoes. But you get what you pay for; if you want cheaper shoes, you can buy shoes that are inferior. Wills London provides quality vegan shoes. If paying a little bit more for shoes is necessary in order to get high quality, comfortable, and vegan shoes, then that’s what I’ll be doing in the future.
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Wills Vegan Shoes

Wills has a large, growing variety of stylish vegan shoes for both men and women. It’s great to find a shoe store that not only do they carry vegan shoes, but one that only sells vegan shoes, so there’s no worry about liking a pair of shoes only to find that they are made of leather.
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Wills Vegan Shoes

A while back I learned about Wills London, an online shoe store that only sells “vegan shoes”. The nice folks at Wills London contacted us and offered to send me a pair of shoes free of charge to try out. I indicated that Vegan Bits provides its readers with honest reviews of products that we consider, as such, there would be a possibility that the review would not be favorable. The company’s president, Will, was quite confident that I would be happy with their product. He said:
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Wills Vegan Shoes

Wills Vegan Shoes is constantly releasing new styles and keeping ahead of trends. While there is no physical store yet, the future goal is to be a staple in high-end shopping communities globally. And, if you are ever traveling, a handful of lucky stores worldwide currently carry some of Wills creations. Shout out to this one in LA – Vegan Chic!
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My dream is to bridge the gap between everyday people and ethically-produced vegan shoes. Wills is about getting the latest fashions at fair prices, while not hurting animals or people in the process. No matter who you are, or where you’re going, Wills are there for when you want to make a positive choice.
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“It is important for me to provide shoes that look, feel and wear the same as a good pair of leather shoes – but are a positive choice”. Image: Will’s Heeled Buckle boots, courtesy of Wills Vegan Shoes.
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jeff and claire lille July 10, 2015 at 21:31 Reply Found Will’s shoes by going to vegan fair’s and so pleased with them. It is so hard to buy well made shoes if your a vegan or just don’t want to wear leather shoes. Also a great service, when we have been told that a item is to arrive it always turns up on the right day. Thank you.