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Kat von D Shoes

Kat von D Shoes

Last day in Florence, working alongside my vegan-sister: @minkshoes – whom I’ve proudly partnered with to create #VonDshoes! ????

Kat has given us some excitement in her new line of shoes this week! We first got a sneak peak of the line back in January. So where are these shoes being made? As you all know they are VEGAN! in Mid-September Kat has posted she was on her way to Italy (with Mom Von D) to the factory that will be making her shoes. From there we found out it was being made by Mink shoes. Who are Mink? Here is what their site says:

MINK SHOES

Mink is a vegan shoe line that sidesteps leather for eco-friendly, animal-free materials. It has rapidly outpaced all its competitors in the arena of “green” footwear. Mink shoes are made in the same prized Italian factories that produce Christian Louboutin, Chanel, Jimmy Choo, Dolce and Gabbana and more all without harming animals people or the planet. Every new style is perfected in fit, look and quality before even being considered for production. Each shoe is hand crafted by 4th and 5th generation shoe masters.

Three years of development went into the first collection. Mink shoes are assembled using materials from sustainable resources such as wood, cork, bamboo, non animal glue, vegetable resins, organic and recycled fabrics. Every pair of Mink Shoes has a personality of its own with each shoe named after the animal that inspired its creation. Since its launch in 2004 Mink has been featured in numerous press and adorned the feet of the most famous women in the world.

Dazzling and unabashedly sexy, Mink shoes effortlessly reflect Rebecca’s own sensibilities with their effervescent glamour and towering heels, which effectively elongate a woman’s legs and give her a confident posture. But perhaps more importantly, the line proves Rebecca’s conviction that a non-leather alternative can outperform traditional shoes. Machine-tested for durability, Mink shoes outlast their conventional counterpart thanks to Italian engineering.

Handmade in limited production; Mink is the highest quality vegan shoe available.
[read more here]

here are some details as of September 19th, 2017:
•aiming to launch VonD shoes early 2018
•yes, I’ll be making sizes ranging from 5-12
•yes, I’ll be including several unisex designs for all my homeboys [including sneakers, combat boots, slip ons + creepers]
•yes, VonD shoes will be sold/shipped internationally
•yes, I’m making flats, too!
•no, VonD shoes will not be made up of any animal-harming material [this includes sourcing out substitutes for leather, reptile, wool, silk, fur, feathers, and animal based adhesives.
•yes, we have ethically sourced synthetic/organic/recycled materials, and I’m excited to share with you some of these innovative fabrics that are gonna blow your mind!
•pricing: as always, I aim to make #crueltyfree + #vegan products that are accessible + affordable. With that said, these shoes are not made in China, and instead are handcrafted by artisan manufacturers. Made with love + care here in Italy. So no, they ain’t gonna be as cheap as Payless Shoes, but they aren’t gonna be Rodeo Drive prices either.

Here is a little time line of being introduced to Von D Shoes from January-September


Finally turned in all the content for my #vegan shoe line I plan on launching this year! Now maybe my office can go from looking like a serial [shoe] killer’s place back to normal. For now.

[been listening to “Mind Idea” by Jeremy Enigk on repeat for the past week, so figured it would be good to add it to this vid]

video: @sweetsaltproductions

[January 18th, 2017]

Then we didn’t hear anything until July when she posted

MY NEW #VEGAN SHOE LINE IS COMING TO LIFE! ❤️🙃👠 The first round of prototypes just arrived to my house – here’s a tiny little sneak peek of 1 out of the 26 styles I’ll be launching with! To all my dear vegan + non-vegan friends, thank you for being so patient! I know how hard it is to find high-quality shoes with style that aren’t made from animal leather, fur, or use glues derived from horses+cows, and that you can afford! I’ve been working hard on getting these shoes perfect for you and hoping to launch the collection at the end of the year! And don’t worry, they’re not all going to be sky-high platforms – I got every style and sizes covered [including a few unisex pieces 👫]❤️ #comingsoon #vegan #crueltyfree [song: “butterfly caught” by massive attack] [July 5th, 2017]

Mid September she flew to Italy to take a look at her shoes and gave us some sneak peeks!

Day 1 of working on my upcoming #vegan shoe collection. Sizing up heels for this pair of post-apocalyptic asymmetrical vegan-leather heels I designed. ?? #VonDshoes #comingsoon

Crystallized. Geometric. Sculpted custom heels. ???? Seriously can’t wait to finally launch this shoe line! #VonDshoes #comingsoon #vegan

Sneak peek of the back-zipped moto-boot I designed. This is just a prototype, so there’s still a few adjustments [like adding a bit more height so it reaches slightly above the shin]. The top portion folds down if you wanna be all pirate about it. And man! Can I just say this vegan-leather is not only durable as fuck, but hugs your ankles in all the right places. I’m gonna be wearing the hell outta these! ?? #VonDshoes #comingsoon #vegan #crueltyfree

Day 2 of working on my upcoming #vegan shoe line. ?? #VonDshoes #comingsoon

Can we take a moment to appreciate how fucking sexy this heel turned out?! ?? This is a pair of concealed-platform spectator heels I designed for my #vegan shoe line. Glossy black patent leather detail on matte black leather [non-animal based, of course!] #VonDshoes #comingsoon

Vegan Shoe Line Sneak Peek

Last night Kat teased us with a short clip on her Instagram for her upcoming VEGAN shoe line!
Here is what is known so far on the shoe line:
– will be female, male and unisex options
– small to large sizes [exact sizes not known yet]
– heels, sneakers, creepers and combat boots!
– so far been confirmed by Kat be shipped to Australia and South America also
– to be priced fair. She wants to make cruelty free shoes accessible to everybody!
– possibly a purse and belt line too!

 


Finally turned in all the content for my #vegan shoe line I plan on launching this year! Now maybe my office can go from looking like a serial [shoe] killer’s place back to normal. For now.

[been listening to “Mind Idea” by Jeremy Enigk on repeat for the past week, so figured it would be good to add it to this vid]

?: @sweetsaltproductions

 

Shoes of the Week 20, 21, 27

SHOE OF THE YEAR: May 4th [week 19]
“The Heartbreaker” by @holysebastian

can view Shoes of the Day 2015 here

 

  
 SHOES OF THE WEEK: May 10th-16th [week 20]

May 10th: double-heeled platforms by natachamarro
May 10th: diamond-sculpted booted heels by irregularchoice
May 10th: custom handcrafted antler-heels by artisan designer, Anastasia Radevich.

can view Shoes of the Day 2015 here

 

  
  
SHOES OF THE WEEK: May 17th-23rd [week 21]

May 19th: bronze bird heels by: @irregularchoice
May 19th: sculpted greyhound heels by: Alain Quilici for David Koma
May 19th: architectural platforms by: Zaha Hadid for @unitednude
May 21st: rainbow platforms by: zigi girl
May 21st: embossed platforms by: jeffrey campbell
May 21st: mega-platforms by: ego and greed

can view Shoes of the Day 2015 here

 
SHOES OF THE WEEK: March 28th-July 4th [week 27]

July 1st: by @depression_official
July 1st: by @deandri
July 1st: by @modernvice

can view Shoes of the Day 2015 here

Shoes of the Week 9

  

SHOES OF THE WEEK: February 22nd-28th

February 23rd: golden bunny-heels by irregular choice
February 10th: vintage
February 10th: by vivienne westwood for @melissaoficial

can view Shoes of the Day 2015 here

Shoes of the Week 7 & 8

Been awhile since Kat has posted “Shoes of the Day” past two weeks she has down three in one day, so here is week 7 & 8

  
SHOES OF THE WEEK: February 8th-14th

February 10th: JulianHakes
February 10th: by JulianHakes
February 10th: by Irregular Choice

can view Shoes of the Day 2015 here

  
SHOES OF THE WEEK: February 15th-21st

February 18th: Iris Van Herpen for United Nude
February 18th: by Finsk
February 18th: by Kei Kagami

can view Shoes of the Day 2015 here

 

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