EXCLUSIVE: Beyoncé's Controversial Sneakers: Shoe Maker Defends Itself Against PETA

Beyoncé has been slammed by PETA for custom-ordering sneakers that they claim harmed animals, but the shoe company is coming to the singer's defense.

Beyoncé has been slammed by PETA for custom-ordering sneakers that they claim harmed animals, but the shoe company is coming to the singer's defense.

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Hours after PETA issued a statement slamming Beyoncé for allegedly ordering custom-made Isabel Marant sneaker wedges from footwear design house PMK, the company says no animals were harmed during the creation.

In an exclusive statement to Life & Style, PMK's CEO, Andre Scott says:

"No animals were beaten, harmed, or killed in the development and crafting of the 'King Bey' sneaker. The exotic skins used to construct the 'King Bey' sneaker were at the sole direction of PMK and are not in association with any decisions, requests, or opinions of Beyoncé and her affiliated parties. All leather and exotic skins used by PMK are from a legal supplier in New York."

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PETA issued a statement, claiming the "custom-made kicks come with a high price and it's paid by the various animals who were beaten and skinned alive or cruelly famed and killed."

As for the shoe [see inset above], the 31-year-old songstress has yet to wear them.

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“The shoes are about $5,500," PMK tells Life & Style. "They’re by custom order, so we made them for Beyoncé. She has them. She hasn’t worn them yet. PMK made the shoes to be fit for a king — like King Bey....PMK was summoned by her to make a shoe. I'm sure she's happy with them."

It's not the first time PETA has harshly criticized for Bey's choices in clothing. The nonprofit organization highlighted the star's Super Bowl halftime performance wear, which incorporated iguana and python skin, earlier this month.

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"Today's fashions are trending toward humane vegan options, and Beyoncé's Super Bowl outfit missed the mark on that score," they stated.

And in January, they also reportedly had an issue with a Christian Dior mink coat the superstar wore to the presidential inauguration.

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