Natalie Portman, poster child for Jewish vegan hipster girls everywhere, has designed her first-ever shoe collection under the Te Casan label, making sure that vegan hipster girls of all religions can wear pretty shoes without compromising their culinary beliefs. Sweet, right? Thing is, we were a little blown away by the price — $275 for a pair of pumps? — especially considering there are other vegan shoes on the market. After the jump, we compare Natalie's shoes to the high and the low of the vegan shoe market: Stella McCartney and MooShoes. Whose are pretty? Whose are ugly? And how the fuck can you sell a shoe for $865 when it doesn't, like, even have any leather in it? All of this and more, after the jump.
Natalie Portman for Te Casan Paloma pump, $275 (available in red, gold, black, and silver satin); Natalie Portman for Te Casan Petra pump, $265 (available in pewter, silver, and black faux patent and in red and black satin)
Natalie Portman for Te Casan Pippa pump, $265 (available in red, black, navy, pewter, and silver faux patent); Natalie Portman for Te Casan Poppy pump, $255 (available in pewter, red, and black faux calfskin)
Natalie Portman for Te Casan Pia flat, $225 (available in black faux nappa); Natalie Portman for Te Casan Pixie flat, $185 (available in navy, red, and black satin)Conclusion: Nice enough, sorta basic, a little (ok a lot) overpriced.
L to R: Stella McCartney vinyl flat sandals, $865; Stella McCartney asymmetric strappy sandals, $595
L to R: Stella McCartney braided T-bar sandals, $595; Stella McCartney mesh flats, $495
L to R: Stella McCartney braided T-bar sandals, $485; Stella McCartney pointed patent flats, $475Conclusion: Straddling the high fashion cool/idiotic line. Ridiculously overpriced.
MooShoes Darcy, $95 (available in burgundy, black, and green); MooShoes Angel, $95 (available in black and beige)
L to R: MooShoes Molly, $79.99 (available in green, black, and brown); MooShoes Madison, $85 (available in bronze and black)
L to R: MooShoes Tina, $90; MooShoes Starlet, $69.99
Conclusion: On behalf of fashionable vegans (um, even though I am not a vegan), I am seriously offended.