NOAH Italian Vegan Shoes captures the essence and quality of the classic Italian shoe, while maintaining ethical production practices. Their shoes are designed for comfort, wearability and durability, while being aesthetically pleasing.
The days of non-stylish, uncomfortable and cheap vegan shoes are over! Long gone are those hemp moccasins, plastic boots and burlap sandals. Bye-bye forever, because the vegan shoe industry is growing everyday and we don’t have to give up our style anymore to wear cruelty-free fashion. NOAH Italian Vegan Shoes is helping to pave the way and keep our feet looking & feeling good, while being kind to animals.
Vegan shoes have come a long way in a short amount of time and there are so many more options out there. However, just like non-vegan shoe production, there are still a lot of poorly made shoes that are produced in horrible working conditions. Many workers are grossly underpaid, over worked and spend their day in a small & toxic environment. These shoes may be cheap for us, but they come with a price for somebody else. It’s not something I want to support.
I used to pride myself on having a gazillion pairs of shoes, especially leather ones. So, when I first went vegan, I was completely lost on what to wear on my feet. I had to buy shoes that hurt my tootsies and just looked cheap and boring. I had the option to shell out $400 for an overly priced pair of designer shoes, but that wasn’t realistic.
Over the years, I’ve acquired more of a minimalist lifestyle and it’s been very freeing. I’m more selective of my purchases, because I’ve learned that I don’t need so much stuff anymore. Clutter will clutter your mind and your life. So, instead of having a bunch of cheap shoes that I’ll only wear a couple of times, before they fall apart, I’ll buy nicer quality shoes that are a bit more money (still affordable though), but will last much longer. Also, I try to buy shoes that aren’t going to be labeled as “one-hit-wonders” and only be worn once. No more bright yellow pumps for me! Now, I just have less in my closet, but really nice high-quality, versatile and stylish shoes.
Nowadays, I search for companies that care about animals, humans and our environment. I will happily make purchases from companies that use fair-trade, sweat shop-free and non-toxic materials. There are a few companies that make these practices a priority and they will get my business first.
I stumbled across NOAH’s Instagram page over a month ago and I was completely enamored by their gorgeous shoes. They had so many cute styles and they looked so well made. Their prices were definitely in my budget, too. I went to their website to investigate a little further and I quickly learned, that they embody all the qualities that I look for in a company. I was completely stoked, so I contacted them about reviewing their shoes. They responded the next business day and offered to send me a pair of their gorgeous shoes. I was so excited to try them out and share my experience with everyone.
They were so kind to let me choose the shoe that I loved the most. This was really hard, because they were all so lovely, but I finally came to a decision and I chose the Mademoiselle shoe in Sand (brown/beige). They just looked so pretty, elegant and most importantly, wearable. This particular model also comes in Black and Blue. It was also hard to choose a color, but I decided to go with the Sand, because I don’t have enough neutral shades in my wardrobe.
About a week later, these beauties arrived right at my door. I couldn’t believe how fast they shipped through International post. The shipping box was in perfect condition and inside was a white shoe box. When I opened the box, the shoes were nicely wrapped in tissue paper. I unwrapped the paper and the shoes were just stunning to look at. They were so well made and didn’t have that “new shoe smell” (aka chemical ridden smell). Also, the shoes came with the prettiest violet-blue colored shoe bag that adorns the NOAH logo. This will come in handy for my traveling, because these vegan shoes will be coming with me!
I couldn’t believe how comfortable they were right out of the box. They weren’t stiff at all and they fit perfect on my feet. I’m a 7 1/2 shoe size in US measurements, which is 37.5 in the measurements provided by NOAH, but I decided to go with a 38 (which is a size 8) just to be safe. I usually prefer to have a bit more room in certain shoes, in case I want to wear thicker socks. I decided to wear them for an evening out with friends and they didn’t leave one mark or blister on my feet. They were super comfy and I wore them for hours. I received many compliments that night and had fun showing people that vegan shoes are stylish.
The Mademoiselle shoe has the essence of a spectator style, but with a flair of elegance. The satin ribbon shoe laces are so pretty with this style. I also love this shoe, because it’s completely versatile and can be worn dressy or casual. I’ve worn them with jeans during the day and also with a cute dress at night. I’m already getting a lot of use out of them and they are holding up fabulously. I’m very happy with these adorable vegan shoes.
So, let me tell you a little bit about NOAH:
Noah makes stylish shoes for men and women, along with hats, gloves, bags, belts and wallets. They were founded in 2009 and they have created top-quality vegan shoes ever since. Their shoes & accessories are made in Italy by small companies that have exceptional working conditions for their employees. This means a lot to me, because some people are suffering to make products for us to wear and It’s just wrong. I was intrigued with NOAH because they show how much they care, by making sure animals, our planet and humans are not harmed in the making of their merchandise.
Also, they really pay attention to the quality & detail of materials they use. They are high-quality, breathable, scratch resistant, non-toxic and durable. They use recycled materials and recyclable material. This also makes me feel good, because these shoes wont be polluting the environment one day. They are so well made, that they can be passed down to someone else to enjoy, too. They are truly eco-friendly shoes from a eco-friendly company.
NOAH makes sure that all ingredients are vegan including their glues. The glue is water-based and free of all animal ingredients. For their “leather” and “suede leather”material they use Micronappa and Microsuede which are both very soft and made up of ultra-fine polyester fibers. The material is durable, waterproof, breathable and easy to clean.
The the inner soles are made with soft microfiber lining for the elegant shoes and cork for the casual shoes. The outer soles are typically made with natural rubber and recycled materials. The summery & ballerina shoes are made with organic hemp, linen or cotton.
I hope you enjoyed my review of these adorable shoes. I’m very happy with them and I will definitely be purchasing some other styles in the near future. If you’d like learn more about NOAH Italian Vegan Shoes, you can visit their website here.