Warning: if you forgot to wear waterproof make up this morning, go find the tissues because Kat Von D’s latest venture will be enough to bring you to tears. The tatted up makeup maven, whose lineup of long-lasting lipsticks, foundations and eye pigments is finally ready to launch her latest project: a shoe collection.
Von D recently sneak peaked the ultra edgy vegan friendly shoe line on Instagram.
MY NEW #VEGAN SHOE LINE IS COMING TO LIFE! ❤️?? The first round of prototypes just arrived to my house – here's a tiny little sneak peek of 1 out of the 26 styles I'll be launching with! To all my dear vegan + non-vegan friends, thank you for being so patient! I know how hard it is to find high-quality shoes with style that aren't made from animal leather, fur, or use glues derived from horses+cows, and that you can afford! I've been working hard on getting these shoes perfect for you and hoping to launch the collection at the end of the year! And don't worry, they're not all going to be sky-high platforms – I got every style and sizes covered [including a few unisex pieces ?]❤️ #comingsoon #vegan #crueltyfree [song: "butterfly caught" by massive attack]
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Last August, the animal rights advocate announced her plan to launch a vegan shoe line and gave fans a sneak peak of the line. The pics hinted at a line heavily inspired by the gothic and vamp influences that have come to be closely attributed to her personal style and makeup line which has a massive international following. “I know how hard it is to find high-quality shoes with style that aren’t made from animal leather, fur, or use glues derived from horses+cows, and that you can afford,” Kat wrote in an August Instagram post. “And don’t worry, they’re not all going to be sky-high platforms — I got every style and sizes covered.”
Earlier this week, the tattoo artist launched an Instagram account called @vondshoes in anticipation of the shoes launch. In one post, she explained that the line would release 28 different styles of shoe and will include a wide range of vegan-only shoe options. Platforms, flats, creepers, furry boots (yep, still vegan) sneakers and sandals will make up the line too.
If the line’s new Instagram account is any indication, fans can expect a collection made up of sleek red and black footwear.
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Previews of the line on Instagram also revealed the shoes will all be made by hand in Italy. Being vegan isn’t the only impressive perk about Von D’s new products, none of the styles will be “limited edition” and the line will ride hard on ensuring inclusivity. Von D’s shoes will offer unisex options and include sizes that range from 5 to 12.
The @VonDshoes Instagram account has already reeled in 59.6k followers since launching on Monday.
Fans are already gearing up to spend their cash on the shoes which have yet to be given a set launch date. “There goes all my money ????” one user joked.
Of course, when it comes to prices, it’s still TBD on how much these bad boys will cost you. “I’ve worked extremely hard at making my shoes as accessible as possible without sacrificing the quality+design. These are luxe vegan shoes that will last a lifetime and will make your feet look+feel beautiful. So while they will be affordable, they won’t be as cheap as Payless,” Von D explained to fans.