I get merrell's mix master move and they smell a little when new but not too bad. My other shoes are vibram five fingers.
all i where is vibram 5 fingers. and I have a pair of vivo barefoot scotts that are rediculously comfortable.
i hope to never ever EVER go back to traditional footware all the problems regular shoes caused me ugg dont even get me started i could write a book lol.
OH and I happily run 40-50 miles a week in vibrams :D
no experience, so no endorsement, but thought of you.
*not all models advertise as vegan*
on the cheap side tesla barefoot has a really cheap running shoe on amazon. its like a merrel vapor glove knock off. I have a couple pairs and there nice to run in as well. amazon has em.