Introducing Noskin Footwear
These boots were made for walkin’ – and for long days in the studio, spending too long in a cafe with your laptop and one long black, or sprinting to catch the bus. We know the right pair of boots isn’t just a fashion statement, but rather a supportive, comfortable, durable buddy that will get you through the day. Long days often turn into long nights, so you need a shoe that can go the distance.
That’s why we’re so proud to share our inaugural line of Noskin footwear with you. As a vegan footwear brand with a difference we don’t think you should have to sacrifice style, ethics or durability when purchasing new shoes. So we’ve created these non-leather boots to help you look great with a clear conscience – something we noticed the market was lacking.
Noskin footwear – meet your new best friend
You know that uncomfortable feeling where you have to break in a new pair of stiff boots? Yeah, we’re here to tell you those days are over. With our line of Noskin shoes, we’ve created three classic styles of shoe, all on the same supportive and long-lasting base that won’t cause discomfort.
Our soft shoes will slide on like butter from first wear – we can hear your sigh of satisfaction already! They'll go straight to work from day one, supporting and comforting your feet without those dreaded blisters that often accompany stiff leather shoes.
Made of breathable material, these beauties are designed for all-weather use (since we know there’s not much worse than a sweaty foot – ugh).
Who says vegan boots can’t turn heads?
We’ll be the first to admit it: vegan shoes don’t always have a reputation for looking good. This can make it hard to shop ethically without sacrificing the styles and looks that you love. It’s something we encountered ourselves when trying to buy non-leather shoes in the past, as we noticed the market was seriously lacking in classic, animal-friendly boots. This spurred us to design an iconic boot that doesn’t scream ‘vegan footwear’.
We created our boots to appeal to anyone who places equal importance on style and sustainability. Your friends might not notice that your shoes aren’t leather, but we say tell ’em – it feels so much better knowing that your investment in new shoes doesn’t come at a cost to someone else.
For our makers
It’s not just the environment we care about – it’s also the talented craftspeople who produce our boots. Noskin boots are designed in Melbourne and brought to life in the world’s first all-vegan shoe factory, located in Sao Paulo, Brazil. All our craftspeople are paid a fair living wage, above the industry standard, which means the world to us. It’s a no-brainer that our workers should be paid fairly for their skilled labour.
Durability and style: an uncommon pairing
With three classic styles, we’re sure you’ll find something you love. Our Chelsea boot is a timeless shoe that takes you from business casual to Friday night dinner and drinks. With a flexible upper, dual pull-tabs and a soft ribbing, these boots are about timeless style, yet still offer the comfort of a worn-in pair of trainers. They work with classic slacks or the pants you're wearing to work, but also look effortlessly cool with a pair of jeans – be sure to roll up the hem so your boots can be the star of the show.
If you want a no-nonsense look for those days or nights out with a bit more edge, the Combat boot, inspired by the original 1940s traditional styles, can withstand whatever life throws at you (including spilled beer). They lace up just like those boots you wore in your high school punk band days. Both the Chelsea and the Combat give you that sweet ankle support you want from a boot, too.
Prefer a low-rise option? The Derby is a stylish shoe that helps you power through the working day, from the moment you step out with the sunrise to go and make your dreams happen, until heading out to dinner for the night. It’ll look great in any situation and a pair of ribbed socks will finish off your look.
It goes without saying, but we’ll say it anyway – all our boots come with a six-month guarantee, and we’re more than glad to exchange if your sizing isn’t quite right. Whichever style floats your boat, this line of footwear will give you both the style and durability that you’ve been looking for, with dual-stitching built to last.
These boots will keep you warm too – pair your new kicks with your Hemp Worker jacket and a hot flat white, and you’ll be ready to tackle even the chilliest of Melbourne mornings as you walk to the tram.
We’re here to help
We know online shopping is a bit intimidating – there’s nothing quite like trying on a pair of shoes in person. That’s why we make it as easy as possible to find the perfect fit for you. While our boots are true to size, or a size up if you’re a half-size, we’re more than happy to answer any of your questions, based on your measurements, to ensure you get the perfect boot.
Just in case it takes a second try, we gladly offer free returns and exchanges, because we don’t want you out of pocket. And with a boot this good, it’s worth the wait.