[quote="andyO"]Nice RR, I carried out a similar exercise back in 2006 (I posted the results on the vegan trainers thread). My answers are probably out of date now, but from the people who emailed back to me (I kept the emails for future reference):
Mizuno - pointed me at the FAQ section of their website: http://www.mizunoeurope.com
New Balance - sent me a spreadsheet called vegan.xls listing all their vegan shoes.
Brooks - said that ALL their running shoes are free of animal based materials.
Saucony - said that ALL of their technical running shoes are animal free.
Adidas - told me that none of their running shoes could be considered vegan.
Let me know if you want me to forward any of the emails RR I'd be happy to.
I didn't email Inov8 or Salomon (it was 2006) and never got a reply from Nike or Asics. If I was to repeat the exercise today I would add Walsh into the mix [you probably don't get them over state side, but most of the guys in my current running club have or have had a pair]. Perhaps I'll email them now.
I'll be interested to see the results, did you get a specific answer from Inov8 or just pointed to their website? I'm considering a pair of baregrips as my next shoe...
All products apart from the ROCLITE 400 GTX® and GRIPROC 325 are 100% vegan friendly."
in their FAQ which is good enough for me.