k.d. lang serious about animal-rights -- The actress ensures sneaks and sandals are 100 percent man-made while shopping with Ingrid Casares

By Denise Mourges
Updated April 01, 1994 at 05:00 AM EST

Shoe-In: It’s nice to know that chanteuse k.d. lang-an avowed vegetarian, animal-rights advocate, and antifur activist-practices what she preaches. Shopping for footwear recently with constant companion Ingrid Casares at the Athletic Addict in trendy Miami Beach, the big-boned gal did her own testing to make sure the sneaks and sandals she bought were 100 percent man-made, not leather. ”She showed me how to tell the difference by running her fingernail over the shoes’ surface,” says store manager Richard Smith. ”I was really impressed by her dedication.” -Denise Mourges