Easy Walk Experience Vegan Ballet Flats

Easy Walk Experience is Likely a Fully Vegan Brand

Easy Walk Experience claims that their Lolita shoes “are 100% vegan”. Although they do not currently have any certification to verify this claim, they have informed us that no animal products or ingredients are used in the shoes (including within the glues and dyes).

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Brand Highlights

With the backing of a decades-old major footwear brand, the young Easy Walk Experience brand is already collecting accolades and major design awards for its minimalist and technically innovative ballet flats.

  • 3 International design awards
  • Overall weight of 4.3 oz
  • Wide variety of styles
  • Machine washable
  • Outstanding technical characteristics
  • Worldwide reseller network

About Easy Walk Experience

Introduced in 2017, The Easy Walk Experience "Lolitas" were created in collaboration with the renowned (but not fully vegan) brand of comfort footwear, A'rcopedico®.

Are Lolitas waterproof?

According to Easy Walk Experience, the Lolita shoes are water resistant "to a point", but should not be submerged into a swimming pool or body of water, as this could potentially affect the colours, and/or structure of the shoes. They are however, machine washable up to 30 degrees celsius.

Is Easy Walk Experience an intentionally brand vegan?

It doesn't appear that Easy Walk Experience is an intentionally vegan brand with animal welfare top-of-mind, as they make no mention of such motivation on their website. It's also worth noting that their parent brand, A'rcopedico, is not 100% vegan (although 1 of their 3 shoe lines is PETA-approved vegan).

Are Easy Walk Experience "Lolita" shoes eco-friendly/sustainable?

According to the website of their parent brand's Canadian distributor, Easy Walk Experience shoes are 100% biodegradable. We're not entirely sure that's true however, as the shoes are composed of elastane, polyamide and polyurethane.

How should I dispose of my worn out Lolita shoes?

We've asked the Easy Walk Experience team how their Lolita shoes should properly be disposed of at the end of their usable life, and they have informed us that their shoes are not recyclable. Get it Vegan's best recommendation is to try to donate them to someone in need, or taking them to a clothing recycling depot (if available in your city), which can strip them down to their recyclable components.

Are Easy Walk Experience Lolitas ethically made?

Yes! Easy Walk Experience makes their shoes in Portugal, which means their labourers are protected by the stringent labour laws of the European Union, which also include strong health and safety regulations.

What are Lolitas made from?

The Easy Walk Experience team has shared with us that the upper part (including the lining) of Lolitas is composed of 82% Polyamide and 18% Elastane, and the sole is 100% PU (polyurethane). They have also told us that one of the editions of the upcoming SS22 collection is called the "Nature Collection," and the upper part of these Lolitas will be made of recycled materials.

Where can I buy Easy Walk Experience shoes?

Easy Walk Experience uses a vast global network of distributors and resellers to sell their shoes. The rights to sell the shoes are sold to distributors, who then find retailers to sell the shoes to end customers. Here is a detailed list of worldwide retailers by region for Lolitas, and here is the parent company A'rcopedico's list of retailers in Canada (each of which may or may not sell Easy Walk Experience Lolitas).

Do Easy Walk Experience shoes ever go on sale?

It's likely that Easy Walk Experience's shoes do go on sale from time-to-time, given that they have such an expansive retail network, but sales, discounts and promotions would vary by retailer.

What awards has Easy Walk Experience won?

Easy Walk Experience has won 3 major international design awards recently. It has been recognized with The European Product Design Award™ attributed by The Farmani Group, in the Lifestyle and "Travel/Footwear" category. It has also been awarded GOLD in the Footwear Accessory category at the International Design Awards 2017, and was the winner of the prestigious international ITSLIQUID Design Awards in the "Fashion Design" category.

Is Easy Walk Experience a charitable company?

It's unclear from their website if Easy Walk Experience partakes in any charitable initiatives. We have asked their team for any details they can share to this end, and are awaiting reply.

Does Easy Walk Experience promote ‘slow fashion’ or a ‘circular economy’?

Easy Walk Experience appears to employ some elements of a circular economy, such as using increasingly high-quality materials, introducing recycled materials, and employing fair labour.

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Easy Walk Experience Product Range

Easy Walk Experience exclusively makes their minimalist women's "Lolita" ballerina/ballet flat, in a wide range of styles and colours, across a few different collections: Artist Edition; Diamond Edition; Basic Collection; and Hive Collection. They are typically sold at a mid-range price point, which will vary by retailer.