Looking for a pair of skate shoes that are as good for the planet as they are for skating? We take a look at our Top 5 Top 3 vegan skate shoes from premium skate brands that are perfect for the modern age of suede-averse eco-warriors who don't want to rep dead animal skin.
We did plan on doing a list of our Top 5 bad weather skate clips, but seeing as the weather's brightened up we'll save that one for a rainy day (pun intended). Instead we've come through with a special Top 3 for all our animal-loving customers who are looking for a cruelty-free vegan skate shoe to get buck in.
Last Resort VM001 Canvas Skate Shoe
One of the newest brands to enter the skate shoe game, Last Resort have proved extremely popular since they began. Their popularity came as no surprise given their emphasis on producing simplistic shoes made to the highest standards, and the fact that the company is run by all-round legend and founder of Polar Skate Co, Pontus Alv. The VM001, Last Resort's flagship shoe, has consistently been their most popular offering due to their flawless design, and the new canvas models - featuring rubber-reinforced canvas for maximum durability - mean they now offer a vegan-friendly skate shoe. We stock the VM001 Canvas skate shoe in a number of different colours - including Black/White, Black/Black, and True Blue/White - as well as both high- and low-top silhouettes. There's guaranteed to be something for everyone, whether you're looking for the additional support of the high-top model, or keeping it simple with the low. We even have several of these models reduced in our January Sale so you can buy them now for our lowest price ever!
Last Resort VM003 Canvas Skate Shoe
Another bangin' vegan skate shoe from Last Resort, the VM003 is the newest model from Pontus Alv's footwear company and features a 100% vegan construction. With a vulcanised sole for optimal boardfeel and grip, alongside a canvas upper that's backed by a rubber underlay in high-wear areas, these bad boys offer premium durability without any animals being harmed in the process. The new shape features a more rounded toe than Last Resort's other models, giving them that highly sought-after old school tennis shoe aesthetic.
New Balance Numeric 255 Franky Villani Skate Shoe
Last but not least, Franky Villani's signature colourway of the New Balance 255 skate shoe is another premium cruelty-free vegan skate shoe offering, with all the bangin' features you'd expect from a regular skate shoe. The New Balance 255 Franky Villani features a padded lining for ultimate comfort with a full canvas upper for that lightweight breathability. The one-piece toe box provides premium flick while helping improve durability by minimising the risk of blowing out seams, while the vulcanised sole features a New Balance's hexagonal tread for ultimate boardfeel and grip. The only thing that may not be suitable for vegans is the cartoon hotdog on the shoe's heel and custom insole, but you can always pretend that he's the Linda McCartney variety. These bad boys are also available in our January Sale, so grab them now for the low, low price of £45 - absolute bargain!
That's enough chit-chat though. Head to the shop now to check out our full range of vegan skate shoes, or head to the blog to read more Top 5's. Safe.