Giving up leather
I am a vegan but, I do have one pair of work boots with leather on them, and a pair of patent leather dress shoes and a pair of regular looking shoes but have a leather insole. It was before I went completely vegan. For example, when I was younger, I thought vegan just meant to not eat anything made from or with animals. I didn't think about clothes...
I am conflicted about what to do. If I buy "vegan" leather, it still looks like regular leather, so what it the point? Is it still promoting leather?
I am not sure if I should get rid of my two pairs of shoes, because they have held up pretty well, and still look new and I am not sure about different kinds of shoes. I only wear plain canvas sneakers between my dress shoes and boots. Would it be a waste of money and items to get rid of them and buy new ones that look exactly the same?
I am very conflicted about this, I've tried to talk to friends about it, and the two of them that are vegan are only dietary ones, so they don't think its a problem.
I was wondering if anyone else on here has had similar feelings or problems with leather shoes.
I have looked at rubber/jelly shoes and synthetics, but I don't know how well they are if they are not made from breathable material. What is everyone's experience with vegan shoes?