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My feet are the softest, most un-resilient feet that you can imagine so I’ve always worn soft leather shoes….or Docs, not quite sure why those are so comfy!? But I’ve had enough of buying leather shoes and vegan Docs are really expensive!

This is when I came across Koi vegan shoes. They’ve a reasonably priced brand that always have loads of sales on. These are obviously vegan with the black PVC fabric being very matte and thick. They are a lot lighter than chunky soled shoes and boots I had in the 90’s. Think hip-hop and goth street-wear, not Spice Girls, ha!

I’ve bought footwear from New Look since I was a teen, as they are always so comfy and affordable. So much of their footwear is now vegan too, like the boots below. You’d never know that the New Look boots are vegan as they have a slightly shiny leather-look finish. These also feel lighter than you’d expect.

I bought the batwings from Koi as soon as I saw them and then got the black boots from New Look a few weeks later. I bought boots to go with my wings! Nah, I’m joking, I’d been wanting plain black ankle boots for years, after I wore my old one’s to destruction.

The wings I attached (from Koi) have exactly the same finish as the boots (hurray!) and are padded for a quality look. I’ve been able to bend them around the boot slightly so I can walk in them properly.

I know having pale grey laces with hiking-style-boots is a trend that’s trickled down from the catwalks but I hate it. I replaced the grey laces with black ones from a pair of the Bloke’s old army boots.

I squashed the lace hooks closed with some pliers so they wouldn’t catch on the laces of the other boot and send me flying. Much betta!

I was impressed with the Koi packaging as each shoe came in a protective bag and the box had a hole and lots of silica packets to keep the shoes dry and aerated. The New Look shoes just came in a plastic bag, which I thought were a bit shite really.

I love both of my boots and the wings so much!

Rating 5/5 for everything!

🖤✨Chrissie✨🖤


11 responses to “Trying Vegan Shoes from Koi and New Look”

  1. Hunida Avatar

    How awesome that these are both made completely vegan! The bat wings matched the booties perfectly & look so cool! I also think the laces you put in look way better than gray ones would. I totally need to clamp the hooks closed on a pair of mine, too, I always get hooked on & trip LOL. Great buys, Chrissie! Hope they’ve been comfy enough for you. 🙂

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    1. Vamp It Up Mcr (Chrissie) Avatar

      Both are so comfy, just a bit too warm for Spring so I’ll have to wait for Autumn now, which is something to look forward to!

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  2. Bizarre Brunette Avatar

    These shoes are so bright colored and fun

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    1. Vamp It Up Mcr (Chrissie) Avatar

      Aren’t they! I’ve been looking for black trainers with strips of bright pink and blue detailing for about five years so when I saw these and with the platform as well, I couldn’t believe it!

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  3. Rosie Culture Avatar

    Omg those bat wings!! I’m obsessed

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    1. Vamp It Up Mcr (Chrissie) Avatar

      Haha, me too! I bought them within two seconds of seeing them and then thought, I have no boots to put them on yet, never mind!

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  4. Sandra Avatar

    Cool kicks Chrissie! Are they comfy?

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    1. Vamp It Up Mcr (Chrissie) Avatar

      Thanks hon! Both are so comfy, the platform ones just feel like normal trainers/sneakers. The New Look ones are so comfy, I reckon I could still walk in them if they had mid-high block heel.

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      1. Sandra Avatar

        They are adorable! Happy to hear they are wearable. I’ll have to look for that brand.

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  5. Pixee Pea Avatar
    Pixee Pea

    I wasn’t aware of Koi Footwear until your post but your shoes look fab, especially the wings! I’ve checked out their site & they have some fabulous designs (all vegan – yay)!

    Thanks for sharing ^-^

    Pixee xo | Thats What Pea Said

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    1. Vamp It Up Mcr (Chrissie) Avatar

      Thanks for commenting; I’m glad you’ve found another alternative brand that you love! Any brands I should check out?

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