My feet hurt from wearing Converse® Chuck Taylors since becoming vegan earlier this year. I like to walk a lot, go hiking, running, and Chuck Taylors are not designed for any type of activities. They are designed to wear while you’re sitting on the couch at a friend’s house after driving over there. My feet feel like I’ve been walking on concrete for the past few months.

I decided to email K-Swiss® and see what type of vegan friendly shoes they carry. I always loved K-Swiss® and have been wearing them since high school. They are the best shoes to run, jog, or play sports in. Below is their email response. Their entire line of mesh shoes are made solely of synthetic material and safe for vegans to wear. Now to soak my feet for a few days before I put on my new kicks.

K-Swiss® Mesh Shoes – use the navigation on the left to sort by men, women, or children.

—–Original Message—–
From: Customer Service KS [mailto:kscs@k-swiss.com]
Sent: Monday, October 03, 2011 9:04 AM
To: ********@*****.com
Subject: RE: Do shoes contain animal products


Thank you for your inquiry and we applaud you for the initiative to make such a lifestyle change. You will find that all of our shoes with mesh are made entirely out of synthetic material.


K-Swiss Customer Service

—–Original Message—–
From: Joshua Cuéllar [mailto:********@*****.com]
Sent: Sunday, October 02, 2011 2:30 PM
To: Customer Service KS
Subject: Do shoes contain animal products

Dear K-Swiss,

I am writing to inquire about the materials in your shoes. I have been a
long time customer of K-Swiss (over 12 years). I recently became vegan and I
was wondering if your shoes contain any animal products. I feel K-Swiss
makes the most comfortable shoes and I would like to promote them along with
my new vegan lifestyle. Thank you for your time.


Joshua Cuéllar