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Okay, so I've got... an ingredients list? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"> Was just wondering if someone more knowledgeable could shed some light on this <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br>
Synthetic nubuck, synthetic leather, synthetic suede...<br><br>
1. What is nubuck? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/huh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":huh:"><br><br>
2. Does synthetic mean 100% fake? Or does it just mean it's been altered somehow? I've tried emailing the manufacturer, but as per usual, I get no response <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"> If somebody here can answer that for me, it would be greatly appreciated <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"> Thanks~!
 

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<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nubuck" target="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nubuck</a><br><br>
Wikipedia says it's leather. The biggest problem I have with shoes is the glue, it can contain animal products.<br><br>
I like new balance shoes and the best answer I got out of them was that their synthetic material shoes have a random chance to contain non-vegan glue depending on the specific factory and market price of glues.<br><br>
Purchasing shoes are a pain in the ass in my experience. Honestly the hardest consumer choice to date for me. Good luck.
 

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Synthetic nubuck is totally synthetic.
 

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Synth Nubuck is the same as any other synth material.<br>
Like KrisMTL says, its the glue that is the problem.<br>
Ive had a hard time finding 100% vegan shoes with vegan glue but some brands (from years of emails and research) I am happy to use are:<br>
Ironfist<br>
Inamagura<br>
Rocketdog(only man made upper ones as they do carry some leather shoes aswell)
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("> Damn! Hmmmm... I miss Karmavore <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"> I got a vegan pair of running shoes out there(BC), unfortunately they don't hold up to 100's of km's worth of running <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"> Should have stocked up to last me until I'm 30. Thanks for the help, guys.
 

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Boy...finding pure veg/vegan food is tough enough. I found a pair of dress shoes at Rack Room Shoes a few years ago that were $20, all synthetic, and looked great. Hadn't thought about the glue, though. @Back-Space -- what (was) Karmavore?
 

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For vegan shoes your best bet is to buy from a vegan store like Moo Shoes, Vegan Essentials, or Alternative Outfitters.<br><br>
Moo Shoes - <a href="http://www.mooshoes.com/" target="_blank">http://www.mooshoes.com/</a><br>
Vegan Essentials (shoe dept.) - <a href="http://store.veganessentials.com/footwear-c3.aspx" target="_blank">http://store.veganessentials.com/footwear-c3.aspx</a><br>
Alternative Outfitters - <a href="http://www.alternativeoutfitters.com/" target="_blank">http://www.alternativeoutfitters.com/</a><br><br>
If you want to buy local or you want to increase the vegan purhcases from nonvegan stores to increase the demand, then you can use those vegan stores' websites as research to find the shoes you want and then purchase them from another retailer.<br><br>
But many vegans don't worry about stuff like glue and just go so far as to worry about the shoe material. In that regards, nubuck is leather and so synthetic nubuck is as vegan as synthetic leather, which is to say it's usually totally vegan.<br><br>
Zappos has a vegan search (but it's not 100% accurate so always read the details for each shoe):<br><a href="http://www.zappos.com/vegan" target="_blank">http://www.zappos.com/vegan</a><br><br>
And Payless has tons of synthetic shoes, too (if you're on a budget).
 

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Yes, synthentic = does not come from animals. It is usually petroleum derived. Glues are likely not animal derived, but if you're really concerned you can try calling the manufacturer again. I don't worry about glues because I figure if they are coming from animals, it's just byproducts anyway. If you read about glues, there really only are a few specific types that must be made from animal products, and those are for pretty specialized uses.<br><br>
Most running shoes are all manmade materials these days -- I've only seen leather on fashion athletic shoes and hiking shoes lately.
 

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Sorry to hijack this thread but its saves cluttering up with a new one...<br>
I contacted a shoe company about their shoes and got this responce...what do you guys make of it<br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">We are rather carfeul with the term “Vegan” so we do not really use it. However, our shoes are cruelty-free and no animals were harmed in producing the shoes or any of its components.</div>
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