Nicora Johns. The really important and very positive thing I wanted to talk about is: the concept of USA-made "sustainably sourced" degradable-but-durable material vegan shoes! Doesn't it sound like a dream?
They are having a Kickstarter campaign right now, ending on 8/18. If you read even a small number of vegan blogs, you know this. They are everywhere. But they haven't made their Kickstarter goal yet so I figured I'd mention them here, too.
I really like the look of the Sallys - cute oxfords. Cute, if not incredibly narrow. Lucky for me, that pledge package has run out? (The sad kind of lucky.) I am out of Wartime Wardrobe rationing coupons anyway, I suppose. But I really really hope they make their Kickstarter goal. (That is the kicker about reduced consumption. There are a lot of good small businesses I'd like to support. And reduced consumption - while overall better for the environment, us and animals - doesn't help support businesses I'd like to succeed in place of the current behemoth ethics-less businesses.) But maybe you need a pair of adorable oxfords, slip-ons or boots and want to contribute to their Kickstarter?
Good luck, Nicora Johns! I hope you exist as a brand the next time I need to buy shoes!
This was originally at the top of the post but since including a clarification point made it messy, I moved it down here instead:
I wrote, "but the brand name has grown on me although I am still slightly confused by the concept of a vegan shoe brand featuring horseback-riding in its lookbook video, though;"
Via twitter, Nicora Johns explained:
.@jesseanneo Thanks lady! Also, 2 address the horses/ponies, they R rodeo rescues + neighbors 2 our founder. They enjoyed shooting with us.
— Nicora Johns Shoes (@nicorajohns) August 13, 2013