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Jeffrey Campbell "Vita"

Written by Rogue Valley Vegans on .

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 I think posting a pic of this shoe says it all and there is no need to go into a review.  I mean come on ... holy mutha of all that is good in the world ... these are dream shoes! However, I will share my unspeakable passion for Jeffrey Campbell and immense gratitude that he is making vegan styles so here we go …

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I am always on the prowl for fabulous vegan shoes. Having been veg for over 25 years, I have watched vegan shoe designs evolve and the options explode!  And may I say thank God because in the early days, all you could find was freaking earth mama shoes.  As if we needed anything more to peg us as granola tree huggers.  Sorry, I need style with a funky edge!  Anyhoo, during one of my caffeine induced obsessive online shoe searches about 2-3 years ago, I came across Jeffrey Campbell designs.  I just about fell out of my chair.  I had hit the mother load!  I do love fashion, but I am not a slave to the current trend of shoes especially if they are spike heal torture pumps.  Maybe I am stuck in a time warp, but I love platform shoes and holy moly Jeffrey Campbell knows platforms!  You get the dramatic height without the intense incline and I see no reason for us women to be in pain just for fashion, but I digress.  Back to my story … as thrilled as I was to discover this incredible designer, my heart sunk when I did not see any vegan styles.  I decided right then and there the universe would not be so cruel as to lead me to JC only to torture me so I contacted them and begged them to please consider making vegan renditions.  Guess what, they emailed me back and said it was already in the works!  The owner of a retail store in Berkeley, CA, Convert Style, was already working with JC to make vegan styles.  How do you express gratitude for something like this?!!  Well, buying the shoes and telling all your vegan friends to start!  So here I am to tell you that there are beautiful, fabulous and high fashion shoes out there for those of who don’t want to wear dead animals on our feet.  Yahoo!

Learn more: Jeffrey Campbell for Convert Style