One cold, cold day after a week of papercut after papercut and a roommate’s long-term visiting mom telling me that I looked like an officeworker…
that’s the point no more apparel in my closets that speak animal……
on the way I just happened to step out on 34th street, forever 21 and then 3 buys at H&M, a pass on ‘dafferent’ (still impressed by their ad). Then “it” happened. It being leatheritous, the yes, maybe, no game. I looked in a window and there was a big check sign and I saw a yucan for the very first time.
‘Was it made from leather,’ I asked. ‘No, its too cheap to be leather,’ the sales bros, when asked, replied. I mentioned that the boot was made in Thailand (full of ecological and sweatshop problems). These people could have tattooed me.
I asked to see a box for further fine print, nothing. Highly suspect. The sales people at the foot locker said it didn’t smell like leather. So I said ‘ok I’ll get it.’ Afterall, the box said ‘just do it’ and the checkmark was one off my list.
Its a beautiful water resistant boot by Nike, Yucan Zip WS. By the way its for kids, as they make all the cool things for the kids. A youth size enabled my impulse item purchase. $29.
Alas tonight after I completed the acrobatics to get my internet up, a search produced the item on ebay, same price but explicit description: leather upper.
Pumas won Peta’s Proggy (as in Progress award) in 2006 and 2005. However where’s the vegan boot?
Not on Amazon at least, all leather:
and brother adidas also puts some leather in the boot.
Snow Paradise Boots