Veganism isn’t just about eating meat and dairy-free meals, it’s also a lifestyle.
That means ethically sourced clothes, natural ingredients in hair and beauty, and in fashion.
And good news, big designer labels are starting to pay attention to the need to be eco-friendly.
Shoe giants Dr. Martens and Marc Jacobs are the latest to have vegan offerings as they joined forces to come up with a pair of ethical boots.
The cherry-red Oxford shoes feature a vegan-friendly heel-loop, yellow welt stitching, complete with dual-branded tongue label and swing tag, and are adorned with ‘antique gold-tone chains and charms’.
On the front of the boots, you’ll find the Dr. Martens logo as well as the Marc Jacobs name and the words ’60 years’ to reference the style of the shoe – the 1460 work boots which were conceived in April 1960.
All that goodness doesn’t come cheap either and will cost the wearer £209.
The Marc Jacobs collab comes as Dr. Martens celebrates 60 years.
To honour the past six decades, the much-loved shoe brand is collaborating with 12 labels and brands to come up with innovative designs.
Marc Jacobs commented on the collab on the Dr. Martens website, saying: ‘Dr. Martens has long been a symbol of individuality and counterculture. Marc Jacobs and Dr. Martens are united in a strong sense of authenticity and having your voice heard.’
The website adds: ‘If Jacobs was ahead of the curve then, he still is today. This 1460 Marc Jacobs boot is alive with the same attention-grabbing, no-holds-barred spirit.
‘Inspired by the years of customisation and DIY attitude that has shaped both brands, the boots are dripping with antique gold-tone trinkets, from dice to whistles to keys, which take cues from the designer’s own collection.’
Social media users are excited by the launch, saying: ‘I need these in my life. Its a MUST for me,’ and ‘love, love, love’.
Others said: ‘I f*ck with this collab,’ and ‘I’m digging them’.
However, others weren’t so keen on the charms.
One person wrote: ‘I personally wouldn’t wear these. Charms look like they are about to snag on something and I’m not trying to bust my ass.’
Another wrote: ‘They look cheap’.
Unfortunately though, due to the popularity of the boots, they are now sold out.
However, keep an eye on the Dr. Martens website to find out when the popular number will be restocked.
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