Vegan shoes

FUGU Shoes: For Vegans and Cool Cats

When does a movement stop being a movement? When it becomes a way of life.

Vegans know this intimately: maintaining a diet that’s free of animal products—and a sustainable life that respects animals—is just like breathing. And not just that. It’s a quality of life. Wholesome, long lasting, natural. At FUGU, we admire and embrace that approach. That’s why we confidently and proudly call our line of finer footwear “vegan friendly.” Because there are no animals involved in the construction of our shoes.

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FUGU: Step into comfort.

Take our popular SA-BA, for example: cotton-and-canvas trends from ankle to the top of the sole and heel, while recycled rubber covers the toe and pads the the bottoms of your feet. Holding it all together is our exceptionally cool double scotch Velcro technology. Try them in black and black with red stitching.

So, no animals in our shoemaking. And here’s the rub: While we respect the animals, it ends up that they seem to be really attracted to our shoes. Case in point:

FUGU: Making friends throughout the animal kingdom.
FUGU: Making friends throughout the animal kingdom.

For the record, that is not a trained cat (really: who can train a cat?). This cat is just hanging out. The look on this cat’s face: “FUGU is cool. I am lounging near a pair of FUGUs. Therefore, I am cool.” (Yes, cats think in syllogisms. Go figure.) Oh, and apparently the plants like our shoes, too:

FUGU: Environmentally aware.
FUGU: Environmentally aware.

(For the record, that is not a trained plant, either.)

We cordially invite you to become a cool cat. Experience shows that if you try one pair of our finer footwear, you’ll understand. It’s a secret club gone public. It’s like suddenly finding there’s no lock on the door to the executive washroom. It’s like there’s no such thing as coach anymore: everyone flies first class. We are FUGU, making the world a better place, one comfortable step at a time.

FUGU. We’ve got you covered. 

When SA-ME is Definitely Not the Same

We are here today to discuss the merits and drawbacks of snapling…and finer footwear. And not to start with a negative, but no: snapling is not the act of drinking Snapple. It’s slang in Israel for rappelling. You know, going down a cliff or cave wall or bridge, etc., with ropes. To some, this is just another busy day at the office.

 Just another busy day at the office.
Just another busy day at the office.

Or a day hanging out—literally—on the side of the office building. The good construction guys at KISOS are in the habit of doing such a thing on a regular basis. Take a Dramamine and look at these pictures…18 stories up, harnessed in, building things and repairing. We like to think they might well be spackling as they’re snapling. Oh, and here’s the thing: they’re wearing our FUGUs.

 The SA-ME: like walking on air.
The SA-ME: like walking on air.

Those are photos of our SA-ME dangling there. Not to worry. The double scotch velcro system that replaces the laces is keeping everything together. Really, who wants to bend over and retie shoelaces, whether on the sidewalk or 18 stories above it? The guys at KISOS prefer our FUGUs for their flexibility and comfort. We think you will, too.

 Take a walk on the vertical side.
Take a walk on the vertical side.

They’re both light and sturdy. They fit just like a glove, only for your feet. (But go ahead and buy another pair for your hands; we won’t mind.) The SA-ME are made of vegan-friendly canvas-and-cotton, with recycled rubber. From sole to ankle, they hug and conform, secure and protect. Try them in black, black with red stitching, and grey.

SA-ME: comfortably ready for lift-off.
SA-ME: comfortably ready for lift-off.

For the weekend warrior, for the casual stroller, for long-lasting comfort and style, the SA-ME is always two steps ahead—and 18 floors above—the competition.

FUGU. We’ve got you covered. 

FUGU: Not all shoes are the SA-ME

There’s a great Native American proverb: “Never criticize a man until you’ve walked a mile in his moccasins.” We embrace that here. Because once you walk a mile in a pair of someone’s FUGUs, we are pretty certain that you’ll forget all about the criticizing and have a great appreciation for his taste in finer footwear.

The FUGU SA-ME in black.
The FUGU SA-ME in black.

FUGU makes some stellar footwear. And we mean that literally: The creative talent behind the new “Star Trek” movie recognized the quality of these shoes and ordered 30 pair of our SA-ME shoes. They’re up there on the screen, worn proudly by the crew of the Starship Enterprise.

The FUGU SA-ME: black with red stitching.
The FUGU SA-ME: black with red stitching.

Maybe you’ll like the laceless technology of double velcro. Or the vegan-friendly material, made from recycled rubber and cotton mixed with canvas. The SA-ME sports all that, plus they have hard rubber soles and a metal front cap. Mostly, though, we think you’ll like them because they are very, very cool Japanese shoes. Oh, and it just might help knowing that you’ll be wearing the same shoes as Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock.

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The FUGU SA-ME in grey.

The SA-ME by FUGU was originally built as a shoe for working Japanese men and women. With these shoes, it’s easy to understand why the Japanese have such a strong work ethic. They’re lightweight, easy to wear, and all-purpose. SAME is available in a broad range of sizes in black, black with red stitching, and grey.

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FUGU SA-ME: in the world.

We’re confident that simply slipping these on will instantly convince you and your feet of the flexibility and comfort they provide. And that man you were going to criticize? Forgot all about him, didn’t you? Well, he didn’t forget. You’ve got his FUGUs. Be a sport and give them back…and go get yourself a brand new pair.

FUGU. We’ve got you covered.

Vegan shoes need not be boring!

Finally there is a boot that is 100% vegan and look amazing!

We love animals that’s why we don’t wear them. Instead, we prefer to have them as pets…. But that does not mean you have to compromise on fashion.

FUGU is the brand that brings you the coolest boots for this year. Anyone who’s into punk, emo, streetwear or simply like to stand out – check out for FUGU online.

Did you See our Limited Edition Blue Shoe!

Blue is a colour, the perception of which is evoked by light having a spectrum dominated by energy with a wavelength of roughly 440–490 nm. It is considered one of the additive primary colours. On the HSV Colour Wheel, the complement of blue is yellow; that is, a colour corresponding to an equal mixture of red and green light. On a colour wheel based on traditional colour theory (RYB), the complementary colour to blue is considered to be orange (based on the Munsell colour wheel).[2] The English language commonly uses “blue” to refer to any colour from navy blue to cyan. The word itself is derived from the Old French word blue.

See how you wear it

A shoe is an item of footwear. Evolved at first to protect the human foot and later, additionally, as an item of decoration in itself. The foot contains more bones than any other single part of the body, and has evolved over hundreds of thousands of years in relation to vastly varied terrain and climatic conditions. Together with the proprioceptive system, it is what makes balance and ambulation possible.

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