If you’re someone who really cares about living a cruelty-free lifestyle and love Converse, you’re about to jump for joy. Pro Skater Kenny Anderson is partnering with Converse for a limited edition, vegan line of shoes called “Cons X Chocolate Kenny.”
Anderson, who had been vegetarian for six years, went vegan three years ago and has just recently launched a new, vegan line of shoes. He said that his primary reason for going vegan was the environment. In particular, Anderson was concerned about how destructive animal agriculture is to the planet and its natural resources.
Since going vegan, Anderson has fully embraced the connection between animals and the planet. He told VegNews that he wants a compassionate, cruelty-free lifestyle to be a strong part of his brand and that he refuses to be part of something that goes against his morals. “It’s [the Converse line] all a part of aligning my actions with my values,” Anderson said. “It was important for me to not have my signature on any product that is against what I believe in.”
Anderson ensured that his line was made vegan through the use of animal-free glue, organic cotton laces, and recycled canvas. In simpler terms, there are no animal products in these shoes and no animals were harmed to make them. They are made to be durable for skaters and other sports enthusiasts but also stylish for folks who just love Converse. There are low top and high top styles, so you’re sure to find something you like. Grab them fast, though. These are limited edition shoes and won’t be around forever.
In the long term, Anderson hopes his shoes will get people talking about including more cruelty-free products in sportswear and shoe brands. Birkenstocks released a vegan line of shoes and compassionate warrior Kat Von D announced back in January that she’d be releasing a vegan line of shoes. Needless to say, this is a trend we certainly hope continues.
For a guide on how to find compassionate shoe brands, check this out.
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