Recently I needed to replace my running shoes and decided to film the process of researching and finding a new pair. This is an example of how I approach shopping for an item and dealing with not being able to find exactly what I’d like. With specialty items like this it’s often much harder to find what you’re looking for or something that “checks all the boxes” so it’s important to know your priorities and where you’re willing to compromise.
I ended up getting the Neo Run shoe from Lunge because they’re vegan, made in Germany, the company uses Oeko-Tex certified materials, and I was able to easily order them. I haven’t had them long enough to give a performance/durability review but so far I’m happy with them and they seem very comfortable.