I've been a Vegan for almost a year now, but I've been wearing Saucony shoes for twelve. I've made a lot of adjustments to my life since the big switch, but I did not want to exchange my awesome kicks for velcro potato skins. I've been amazed at how much of my wardrobe contains animal skin. It is nearly inescapable. In an attempt to be the best example of compassion as I can, I do not want to purchase anything new that isn't vegan friendly. With that in mind, however, I don't think one should throw away clothes they have that aren't vegan. But I have been trying to slowly replace some articles when I can, and donate what I don't feel comfortable wearing any longer.
Check this out: My mom, who has been very supportive of my veganism, decided to buy me some shoes. I'm a starving artist and I have a tendency to wear my shoes until they disintegrate. My mom and I went to the mall, I searched for my shoes ( the Saucony Jazz), but came up empty handed. I tried other shoes on, but nothing I found was really "me." Later that day, I went to the Saucony website and found VEGAN SAUCONY JAZZ! Seeing these shoes was the first time I had even thought about wearing vegan shoes or vegan anything. I realized that my diet was becoming my lifestyle. So, if you want some slick, comfy, vegan kicks, I highly recommend Saucony. (It's pronounced SOCK-u-nee)