Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Unstitched Utilities / Eco and Vegan Friendly Shoes Review

Maryam Z | 12:07 AM | |

What makes Unstitched Utilities shoes eco and vegan friendly? How are they different from other brands of shoes? Unlike other shoes you would find in the stores, Unstitched Utilities makes their shoes from repurposed and recycled materials. This is what makes them environmentally and vegan friendly. It's hard to believe that recycled material can make something so stylish! I received a pair of Unstitched Utilities for review.


These are the Cosmo Low - woman's shoes ($75). These shoes are made Tyvek material, which makes them super lightweight, strong, casual and comfortable. Your probably wondering "what the heck is Tyvek"? Basically it's a flashspun high-density polyethylene fiber that is water resistant, highly breathable, it is extremely durable and it's very light weight. This material is both eco-friendly and vegan because it is recycled material. I know it's hard to believe, but believe it!
I can honestly say that when I first seen the shoes, I thought they were made with paper. I guess it's because of the way they look. You know how paper gets wrinkled when you ball it up and try to flatten it out? Well, that's how the shoes look in a way with the Tyvek material. Don't get me wrong, it looks amazing! It gives the shoes it's unique look and I think that's what made me love these shoes. I can honestly say that I have never seen a pair of shoes like these before. They are quite different compared to shoes I have seen in the stores.
As for the shoes on the feet, I can say that they are quite comfortable. They are true to their word when it comes to being lightweight and breathable. There have been times when I was wearing the shoes that I did not even notice they were on my feet. Well, until I either looked at them or started walking with them on, lol. They are very breathable as well. I have a pair of black shoes that I recently bought for my new job and I don't like them. I am trying to break them in before I start, but they are a fricken pain and my feet sweat in them. I don't know if it's because of the material they use in the shoes, if it's because they are all black or if it's from the hot weather we've been having.
Well, whatever it is, wearing those shoes become uncomfortable and suffocating at the same time... When it comes to wearing the Unstitched Utilities shoes, I don't have an issue what so ever. My feet can breath in the shoes, even when it's as hot as an oven outside. I can honestly say that these shoes are well worth it. They make your feet feel like you are walking on air. I know I'm exaggerating here, but they feel amazing!
Looking for an eco and vegan friendly pair of shoes? Check out Unstitched Utilities for their wide selection of Men's and Woman's shoes. There are many colors and styles to choose from. You can also find Unstitched Utilities on:

Disclaimer: Products were received for free and reviewed by me. I am honest about what I say and I will not say I like something when I do not. I mention products and/or services that I like for my readers. I am giving my opinion based on what I reviewed. 

10 comments:

  1. I have never heard of Tyvek until your post. I have also never heard of this company or their shoes. They sound incredibly lightweight, non-suffocating, and overall, a good deal. My only question is how hard it would be on your feet if you are on your feet long hours(I am a retail manager, and always have a hard time finding shoes that are going to not make my feet feel like cement at the end of a long shift.)Thx for the heads up on the product!

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    1. Honestly, I don't know how the shoes are after wearing them for hours. I normally wear them when I do for small walks with the kids or if we are going out. But as for wearing them to work and being on your feet all day, I really don't know. The shoes are very lightweight and comfortable. I haven't had an issue with them since I have been wearing them.

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  2. I love these shoes. They are so different from other shoes I've seen.

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    1. They are quite different and the selection is amazing =)

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  3. I never heard of these shoes or the manufacturer before reading your post. After reading, I am quite impressed. My son has a lot of trouble with his feet after being on them all day. His shoes never last long. I think this may be the shoe for him! Thanks for your info!

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    1. They have a wide variety in styles and colors that I think your son will enjoy.

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  4. vegan shoes are sure interesting. i am a big fan of TOMS

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    1. You know, I have never tried TOMS shoes. I heard those were quite comfortable and they are a big hit. These shoes from Unstitched Utilities are outstanding =)

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  5. These are fabulous!! I love that they use recycled materials and the texture and design on them is just amazing!! Bonus is that they sound crazy comfortable!

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    1. You know, there are not that many companies out there that do this and when I came across Unstitched Utilities, I was quite surprised with the selection they offer. These are great shoes!

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