Sunday, March 14, 2010

Found my Nikes

These are 100% synthetic. And they're super light. It wasn't too hard to find them, but they only had 2 styles in stock at the Nike Town here in L.A. I'm a sucker for kicks. My options are a lot more limited, but that just makes the hunt that much more fun.


  1. I don't how many people you know who are vegan at this point who might have mentioned a human rights aspect to the philosophy. So I might suggest that we as vegans must especially consider and defend all human rights issues to not totally contradict our equal consideration philosophy by undermining any species of sentient beings--including our own. We actively seek to abolish human exploitation, as well as that of nonhuman animals, as merely a means to our (unnecessary, purely sentimental) ends. That was windy, but what I'm getting at is... You're Nikes are fly as fuck, sure. And they contain no animal products, rad. But are they truly cruelty free? This is not a company known for the ethical treatment of it's (3rd world) employees (often children).

  2. That's a good point Nick, and I agree all sentient beings deserve our consideration and respect.

    I don't know if my Nikes are any more flagrant (in the human suffering aspect) than the gas I put in my car, the clothes I wear, the computers and electronics I use...I'm surrounded.

    But, maybe it is. I have to think about this one. Thanks.

  3. I used to love Nike but I felt like a hypocrite in a way, when I was going around trying to get people to stop eating meat, and stop buying products that are tested on animals, when the shoes I'm wearing were made by a child. Both animals and children don't get to have a say so(Not trying to say that children are animals). That is why animals are used for food and in third world countries, children are used as a source of income. Don't get me wrong, however, I believe that companies who set up factories in other countries to provide jobs is fantastic. It is when children are abused, overworked, underpaid, and just not allowed to be children is when its all wrong. So I no longer purchase items from Nike, or companies that are Nike-owned, such as Converse, and Hurley..
    Just something to think about.
    And sorry about my terrible punctuation.