I made my own vegan shoes and I want to share with you my experience

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Moretonhampsted, England

Last month I took my first practical step in the world of vegan footwear, something that I had been investigating for a long time and I wanted to work on it with my own hands.

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Green Shoes workshop in Moretonhampsted

My experience took place in the Green Shoes workshop, in Moretonhampsted, England. The workshop is in an old church and the team, with Alison at the front, is very kind and patient.

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Stencils and parts of the boots

The first was to choose the model on which I was going to work, I chose boots and two colors of the same range for their different parts. They work with leather or lorica, which is an Italian material similar to leather but vegan and high quality, I chose this option.

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Tools

These are the tools needed to outline the stencil and lower the edges.

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I am working on the edges

It took me a little to lower the edges, in this material is not easy.

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Sewing in zigzag the heels

We started sewing the part of the heel in zigzag to give it more consistency.

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Sewing the outlines

We proceed to sew the contours, we must be very careful to make the finish good.

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Joining the different parts of the boots

The pieces are joined with a little of glue and then through the sewing machine. This type of footwear is sewn directly to the sole with the help of another machine.

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The boots almost finished

Here you can see the boots almost finished after giving them shape with the lashes, only need to sand and paste the rest of the sole. We had already ran out of the planned time so the boots were left in the workshop and when they were ready they sent them to me by mail.

I must say that the course was very interesting and also a challenge, it made me understand the complex process of handmade shoes. But the most important thing is that it left me the desire to go deeper, so these are the first shoes I have done but will not be the last.

When I received the boots my good friend and photographer Roser Díaz made this beautiful photo shoot. I hope you like it and if you want to know other works by her do not hesitate to go to her website: www.roserdiaz.com

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Vegan boots for this Autumn

Autumn is already here, say welcome with this selection of vegan boots for different styles.

Green Shoes is an english company that makes handmade shoes from Devon. Their shoes are made to be worn for many years, truly sustainable long lasting fashion. They have a shoe resole and repair service, an economical and ecofriendly way to use your shoes for longer. They have vegan option for most of their models. These are the boots that I like more but they have so many!

 

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Women Dartmoor boots by Green Shoes

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Women Iris Boots by Green Shoes

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Women Belston boots by Green Shoes

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Men Walking boots by Green Shoes

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Men Belstone boots by Green Shoes

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Men Dartmoor boots by Green Shoes

 

El Naturalista is a spanish brand with a small part of its production made for vegan, in wich they use a material called Delta and rubber soles, reycled most of times, their shapes are thinked to be comfortable. Their factories are in Spain and Morocco.

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Men/Women El Viajero vegan boots by El Naturalista

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Women Yggdrasil vegan boots by El Naturalista

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Women Nido vegan boots by El Naturalista

 

If you are looking for something smart but still vegan Wills London may be a good option to explore. This english brand is making the production in Portugal and has been Vegan Approved by PETA. I really like the last one!

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Men Fold Over Work vegan boots by Wills London

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Men Walking vegan boots by Wills London

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Men Sport Desert vegan boots by Wills London

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Women Aviator 2S vegan boots by Wills London

 

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Women Anckle Dock vegan boots by Wills London

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Women Heeled Buckle vegan boots by Wills London

 

Are you looking for new boots? Wich one is your favourite?

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