Nine of the Best Vegan Shoe Brands: Buy Eco-Friendly Men’s and Women’s Shoes That Are Free of Animal Products

It’s a brand new year, and that means it’s time for an update from Wardobe – and if you follow a vegan lifestyle, there’s plenty to choose from for your new shoes.

Here are some of the best vegan and vegetarian shoes for men and women

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With a recent report from the Vegan society showing that 95% of shoppers would like more vegan fashion, and of that 48%, want more vegan items across all fashion categories, it’s no surprise that more and more brands are now offering animal-free products .

What makes shoes vegan and how do you know if they are vegan?

Vegan shoes are made without the use of leather, exotic skins, wool, fur or any other material of animal origin.

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It’s not just the main material used to make the shoe; to be truly vegan, everything from the upper to the glue that bonds the sole must be free of animal-derived components.

It’s easy to tell if the shoes are vegan. If you’re shopping online, brands will include the fact that they’re vegan in the description and may even include the Vegan Society logo if they’ve been approved by the organization.

If you’re shopping in store, it can be as simple as looking at the sole of a shoe if you’re unsure whether a shoe is vegan or not. If you see a symbol that looks like cowhide, that means it’s made of animal leather. If all the symbols look like diamonds or woven fabric, that means the materials are not of animal origin, so the shoes are vegan.

Which brands offer vegan products?

The good news is that many brands, both mainstream and high-end, now offer vegan products as part of their lines.

What else can I do to follow a vegan lifestyle?

The most obvious thing that comes to people’s minds when they think about going vegan is adopting a vegan diet.

The good news is that supermarkets now carry a fantastic range of dairy-free and meat-free alternatives, so going vegan can easily be a lifestyle choice that lasts way beyond Veganuary if you want, because there are so many of choice.

Women’s abby schuh black heeled chelsea boots

schuh black abby heeled chelsea boots

Everyone needs a good winter boot, and these have a chunky block heel with gold trim to elevate that look.

They also have an easy pull-on style, which means they’re simple yet stylish – and an ideal everyday boot to see you through the season.

Available in sizes 3 to 8.


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Black patent loafers with tassels

Black patent loafers with tassels

These gorgeous patent loafers feature a trendy tassel trim and will be your new favorite pair of slip-ons; just as ideal for a day at the office as it is for a lunchtime dinner or an evening drink.

The patented finish also makes them look shiny and expensive.

Available in sizes 3 to 9.


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KG Kurt Geiger Vegan Liza2

KG Kurt Geiger Vegan Liza2

These gorgeous sneakers are special, they are adorned with jewels on the front and so every time you wear them, you make a very shiny statement.

There’s also a textured white croc-print upper and white laces, and a blush ankle with a black pull tab – all sat on an off-white outsole.

They will go with all your outfits, whether it’s your jeans or a summer dress, when the time comes of course.

Available in sizes 3 to 8.


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Men’s Superdry Vegan Basket Lux Trainers

Superdry Vegan Basket Lux Trainers

These sneakers are made with a classic baseball shoe design, but they can be worn on and off the field as well.

They have padded ankles for extra comfort, and they’re not just vegan – 33% of the upper material is also recycled.

This blue and orange combo is just one of 15 colorways you can choose from for these sneakers. Other options include off-white, black, white, black, mustard and white and red, black and white.

Available in sizes 7 to 11.


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Dr Martens Vegan 8-Eye Boots M

Dr Martens Vegan 8-Eye Boots M

Dr Martens is one of the best-known footwear brands and has been loved by men and women for years, whether or not they follow a vegan lifestyle. Luckily, of course, they’re also known to be vegan.

These particular boots offer the signature Dr. Martens silhouette with a premium high-shine synthetic upper, yellow stitching, and a rubber sole.

They may have a higher price tag than other boots, but that’s because these are a high quality, sturdy pair of boots that will last year after year, so it’s a real investment.

Available in sizes 6 to 12.


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Adidas Continental Vegan 80 Women’s Shoes

Adidas Continental Vegan 80 Women’s Shoes

These shoes are a vegan version of a popular pair of sneakers from Adidas.

As the name suggests, these were inspired by the 80s, and the crisp white upper is more retro than ever.

What’s great is that in addition to being vegan, these shoes are also a sustainable choice as 50% of the upper is made from recycled content.

Available in sizes 3 to 8, including half sizes.

Three colors are available, including Cloud White, Misty Pink and Metallic Gold (pictured), Cloud White, Mint and Halo Mint.


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M&S Collection – Wide Fit Block Heel Pumps

M&S Collection – Wide Fit Block Heel Pumps

These vegan shoes for women are a timeless must-have. You can choose a black or navy colour, and there’s a classic rounded toe and supportive block heel so you can look stylish while staying comfortable all day long.

They are also wide, which makes them ideal for women with wider feet.

Available in sizes 3 to 8, including half sizes.


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TOMS Alpargata Shoes

TOMS Alpargata Shoes

At TOMS, over 75% of their new 2022 collection is now vegan, so if you want a vegan pair of shoes, TOMS is a great brand to consider.

These Alpargata shoes are a classic TOMS style, available in seven colors including Slate Blue (pictured), Bright Fuchsia and Marigold.

They are known for their comfort and feature CloudBound™ insoles for extra comfort, extra breathability and extra traction.

Heritage Canvas uppers are also made primarily with jute; a favorite eco-fiber that requires less water and fewer chemicals so they’re lighter.

Available in sizes 3 to 10, including half sizes.


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AllBirds Tree Dashers

Best for: a nice gym shoe for cardio workouts

Although nominally a running shoe, the Dasher is a great option for an all-around workout. The rubber outsole is ideal for withstanding intense training, so you can jump, climb and leap and they won’t wear out. A cushioning midsole will take the brunt of any impact as you move, while a knit upper (combination of merino and eucalyptus) is comfortable yet flexible.

If you’re aesthetically driven, this is one of the best-looking sports shoes, while if you’re environmentally conscious, know that it’s made entirely from renewable materials, such as sugar cane and castor bean.


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