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Been so long since I've posted here...and I see a lot more new names that I did last time, that's for sure! I just wanted to post a review for something I recently bought that I consider worthy of the effort.<br><br><br><br>
I admit it, I'm a shoe freak, and so is my wife. We've got around 45 pair of vegan shoes that we accumulated over the past few years [yikes!] so I almost feel like an authority on the subject for what is good and what is not. After some disappointments in the past I became more careful about my choices because it stinks to toss away $50-$150 on a pair of shoes that fall apart quickly. I won't name names of what I think stinks because I'm going to give this company the benefit of the doubt that they've improved their quality and won't fall apart like they used to; I had 3 pair of their shoes and all lasted less than 4 months before crumbling apart in every conceivable way. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/mad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":mad:"> Rather than talk about the negative, let me get to what I came here for.<br><br><br><br>
Of all the shoes I've tried, the Nagevi is by far the most fantastic vegan shoe I've owned, and my wife says the same thing. It is designed as an all-around athletic shoe, and it has proven to be great for jogging, hiking, walking, biking and everything else I've done in this last few months of wearing them. Sole has plenty of grip, traction and flexibility and has held up incredibly well. Main body of shoe has been excetional, and after beating them all to heck they look as good as the day I first put them on. That's what is great about them - not only do they look good, but they hold up far better than anything else I've worn. Too many vegan shoes are made to look good but fail under pressure when you put them to the test, but the Nagevi has really put it's money where it's mouth is. Next stop - the Vegan Hiker [also by Garmont] since I've heard so much about it being great as well, not to mention it was voted Best Vegan Hiking Boot by some magazine [can't remember which one right now though.] I almost forgot - I even called the manufacturer to confirm that it is fair-labor produced and got the confirmation on it. I think it is pretty sad when vegans support companies that use sweatshop labor because if we're going to live a compassionate lifestyle then let's extend it to all beings. I can't see someone saying "Well, I can get shoes at Payless for 1/3 the price" and justifying saving a few dollars for the sake of human suffering - such hypocrisy. But, that's another rant for another time. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><br><br><br><br>
All in all I give this shoe the biggest thumbs-up ever. Comfort, looks, functionality all rolled into one great package and even named after us - look a the name backward and you'll see what I mean. I encourage everyone looking for a great athletic shoe to visit the place I bought them, which is <a href="" target="_blank"></a> and take a look. There are 4 colors to choose from, and I'm attaching a picture here of the two we just bought ourselves. Later, everyone!<br><br><br><br>
CrankyVegan<br><a href=""><img alt="LL" src="" style="width:450px;height:150px;"></a>
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