Bon Iver Designs Vegan Shoe for Sanctuary

Singer Justin Vernon has created a cruelty-free shoe to benefit Best Friends Animal Society.


Bon Iver frontman Justin Vernon has teamed up with Los Angeles-based shoe company Keep to support animal sanctuary and rescue group Best Friends Animal Society through the sales of a limited-edition, leather-free shoe. Vernon’s creation is made from salmon-colored canvas accented with a fishbone graphic and herringbone accents, and will available as part of Bon Iver’s collection with the brand, which may also include galoshes in the future. The shoe will be available as a limited run worldwide in October, and Keep will be donating a portion of proceeds to the animal-advocacy organization. Vernon isn’t the first musician to try his hand at cruelty-free shoe design; in 2009, garage-punk band No Age designed a vegan line of skate shoes for Emerica, and last month, rocker Lenny Kravitz also designed a vegan shoe for one-for-one brand Toms.

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