I found out via Facebook about a vegan shoe sale. Beira Rio Australia are thankfully importing two brands of Brazilian vegan shoes to Australia: Beira Rio and Moleco.
You can see pictures of the shoes range and read about future sales or host your own shoe party by going to their facebook page here. I read online they also ship to other parts of Australia.
I don't normally spend much on shoes, but am sick of buying ruby and other cheap shoes that only last a couple of months. It was also great to have some more feminine styles than the vegan wares range. So jumped at the chance to go to the sale and bought 3 pairs of shoes, 2 pairs of flat shoes and my favourite a classic pair of mary janes (in the middle).
They really do appear to be sturdy, well made and comfortable. And look how pretty the bottom is:
Now I just need to find a vegan pair of pixie/granny/brogue style ankle boots!