The main difference is that Rubys are made from an apple peel leather which is a little softer and more textured than the Natalies which are made from a microfibre. The Rubys are slightly more “off white” when placed next to the Natalies.
The apple peel leather is amazing but it is a little bit more fragile than the material used for Natalie so will scuff a bit more if really put to the test.
If you are looking for a brighter white and very durable sneaker then Natalies are best. If you are looking for a shoe made from a unique material that looks and feels a lot like leather then Rubys are perfect! Both of them are equally popular and we have had people literally not be able to decide what they prefer when they have them both on as the differences are subtle.
I chose the name No Saints because often vegans are considered “morally superior” and people think that if they can’t be 100% vegan, then why bother trying at all? I wanted to get rid of that notion and explain that you don’t have to be perfect or you don’t have to be a “saint”, all you have to do is try your best and reduce a little bit of animal cruelty if possible. So by buying No Saints you are reducing the use of leather or other materials that use animal products but still not compromising on quality and style!
Hands down the #1 question we get, which is amazing! It shows people are becoming more aware of what they are consuming and how their purchases affect others & the environment. Our current styles are made of: apple leather, made in Italy from the apple peels discarded by the juicing industry; high quality vegan leather & vegan suede (microfibre based); Piñatex, an innovative material made by extracting fibres from pineapple leaves; 100% recycled polyester. Our soles contain at least 20% recycled rubber and our laces are made of waxed cotton - animal free wax, of course. For more information, please head to Our Materials . We will always be on the lookout for eco-friendly innovative materials to use in our next styles.
Firstly, Portugal is known to produce some of the best shoes in the world. Furthermore, by manufacturing in Portugal we can ensure shoemakers have great working conditions and are paid decent wages, and that our shoes have consistent quality.
No Saints was founded with the sole purpose (pun intended) of being animal free. The sad reality is that there is immeasurable cruelty in the leather industry, and even if you could prove to us that a few of these animals have a happy healthy life (unlikely), they still had to die for you to sport their skins. But that’s not all… although leather is considered a ‘natural’ material, the tanning process it goes through uses substances like chromium, arsenic, cyanide and formaldehyde, to stop the skins from biodegrading. That doesn't sound very natural, huh? These harsh chemicals are extremely harmful both for the environment and for tannery workers, who often end up developing cancer and other serious health conditions. We know the truth about leather is not common knowledge just yet, but we encourage you to seek out information and make better choices, always! Nowadays we have the technology to produce far superior materials: more resistant, breathable, washable, eco-friendly, all without causing harm, so we no longer need leather.
Yes! Our shoes have removable insoles, so you can definitely use them with your orthotics.
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