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06 Jun

Step Into Cruelty-Free Fashion With These 12 Sustainable Vegan Shoes

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If you’re tempted by vegan or cruelty-free fashion, have a look at these 12 vegan shoes that see you caring for animal welfare while looking stylish.

Our favourite vegan footwear brands

Veganism is gaining more and more traction every day. From positively impacting our health to caring for the wellbeing of animals, the movement has a lot to offer.

But veganism isn’t just about food or cosmetics—it’s also about fashion and the clothes we put on every day. We’ve talked about our favourite vegan fashion brands and vegan bags before, so it was time we tackled another realm of vegan fashion: shoes.

Leather—which we know has a massive impact on the environment—is used a lot in making shoes, so if you’re looking to reduce your impact on the planet, people, and animals, then why not consider vegan footwear?

Thanks to next-generation lower-impact leather alternatives, these top-rated cruelty-free brands are creating sneakers, heels, loafers, and boots without the hefty impact on animals. Scroll on to see our favourites.


Rated: Great
black vegan slip on shoes by etiko

Black and White Slip On – Ships internationally from Australia

Etiko is an Australian designer of organic and fair trade clothing and shoes. The brand constantly sets the bar for upholding and campaigning the human rights of people working in traditionally exploitative industry supply chains. The brand is also 100% vegan, creating familiar shoes—like these black slip on style ones—in a radically different way. The soles of this fantastic pair are made of natural latex rubber tapped fresh from a rubber tree, the organic canvas is hand stitched by Certified Fairtrade employees, the brand uses zero animal glues, non-toxic dyes, and the shoes even come in a box made of post consumer waste. I’ll take one, thank you.

Find the shoes in UK sizes 3-13.

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Thesus (Alice + Whittles)

Rated: Good
sage green vegan boots by thesus

Weekend Boot in Sage – Ships internationally from Canada

Thesus is a Canadian brand that favours transparency, ethical manufacturing practices, and sustainable materials as a means of creating long-lasting, positive change. Handmade in Portugal, these vegan boots will keep you dry and comfy wherever you go.

Find the boots in EU sizes 36-42.

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Rated: Good
close up of kermit green canva sneakers by cariuma

OCA Low Green Canvas – Ships internationally from Brazil

CARIUMA is a Brazilian sneaker brand that wants you to feel comfortable while providing effortless style in organic canvas shoes. Its vegan kicks are perfect for adding bold colour to your wardrobe.

Find CARIUMA’s shoes in US sizes 5-13.

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Rated: Good
two images of M'89 HI sneaker by Saye

Modelo ’89 Vegan HI Yellow – Ships internationally from Spain

Made with bio-based vegan napa, the super soft Modelo ’89 Vegan sneakers from Saye provide all round comfort with a splash of cool. Saye is a Spanish footwear label that creates ecological sneakers using organic and recycled materials, restoring forests and empowering local communities.
Shoes are available in sizes 36 to 46, and you can find the unisex clothing collection sizes XS to XL.

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Shop Saye @ SlowCo.


Rated: Good
close up of black chunky vegan loafers by nae

Chunky Vegan Loafers – Ships internationally from Portugal

Chunky loafers are such a good wardrobe staple. This vegan pair by NAE is elegant and versatile, perfect for a casual chic look. NAE is a Portuguese footwear, bags, and accessories brand using innovative materials to create goods with “No Animal Exploitation”. Its lower-impact materials include recycled PET from bottles, OEKO-TEX® certified microfibres, recycled car tyres, natural cork, recycled thermoplastic, and even pineapple leaf fibre.

Find most of the shoes in sizes 36 to 46.

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Shop NAE @ Staiy.

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Rated: Good

Venus Heels – Ships internationally from the US


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VEERAH – Site-wide

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VEERAH is an NYC-based designer vegan shoe company founded and led by women to “do good and look incredible”. Its innovative apple peel leather shoe collection is crafted with cushioned insoles made from algae blooms. Each pair, like these stilettos, is transformative with interchangeable shoe accessories to create more looks with less. It is made for warriors “killin’ it with kindness”.

Find most shoes in US sizes 5-11.

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Will’s Vegan Store

Rated: Good
close up of blue vegan suede sneakers by will's vegan store

Vegan Suede Sneakers – Ships internationally from the UK

Will’s Vegan Store produces animal and human-friendly women’s and men’s footwear and accessories at affordable prices. These sturdy sneakers are created using Ecolabel certified vegan suede made in Italy that meets Oeko Tex 100 and REACH regulations.

Find the women’s shoes in US sizes 5-10, and men’s in 7.5-14.

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Shop Will’s Vegan Store @ Immaculate Vegan.


Rated: Good

Hana White Crinkle – Ships internationally from Italy

ID.EIGHT is an Italian brand born from the meeting between Dong Seon Lee and Giuliana Borzillo—both come from the world of footwear. Together, they have created a more ethical and sustainable collection of sneakers with a refined design. This pair is made in Italy with lower-impact materials from food industry waste such as apple peels, grape stalks and seeds, and pineapple leaves, as well as recycled cotton and polyester.

Find the shoes in EU sizes 36-46.

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Rated: Good
Close up of black vegan work shoes by noah.

Vegan Lace Up Shoes – Ships internationally from Germany

If you’re looking for classic vegan work shoes, then look no further than NOAH. NOAH creates cruelty-free and 100% vegan shoes and accessories. This German brand’s high quality and long lasting shoes are handcrafted in Italy, using a small proportion of lower-impact materials.

Find them in EU sizes 35-42.

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Shop NOAH @ Immaculate Vegan.

Good Guys

Rated: Good
Black vegan cowboy boots by Good Guys.

Vegan Cowboy Boots – Ships internationally from France

Parisian brand Good Guys was founded and designed by Marion Hanania, and creates cruelty-free shoes for women and men. Through Good Guys, Hanania aims to create the perfect cruelty-free, made-in-Europe closet, where no animal product is involved, and the production guarantees fair trade working conditions. These cowboy vegan boots are made to order, which promotes a sustainable production system and helps to avoid overproduction.

Find most shoes in EU sizes 36 to 46.

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Shop Good Guys @ Immaculate Vegan.


Rated: Good
A pair of grey, white and pink vegan sneakers by WOMSH.

Wise Sneakers – Ships internationally from Italy

We love chunky sneakers that make a statement, and this pair from Womsh caught our attention. According to the Italian brand, these sneakers combine both comfort and high performance. They are made using innovative materials, including nylon from recycled post-consumer plastic bottles and Uppeal, a material derived from processing waste from apples.

Find most styles in EU sizes 35-42.

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Shop Womsh @ COMOVITA.

Shop Womsh @ Curate.

Flamingos’ Life

Rated: Good
A pair of white and blue vegan sneakers by Flamingo's Life.

Retro 90s – Ships internationally from Spain

Flamingos’ Life creates sneakers for men and women that are 100% animal-free. The brand uses PETA approved vegan materials and upcycled materials. Handmade in Spain by artisans with corn waste, bamboo, cork, and natural rubber, these vegan kicks are great for any time of year and any occasion.

Find the range in sizes 36-46.

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Shop Flamingos’ Life @ Good.

Wondering what to wear with your vegan kicks? Check out our favourite sustainable socks!

Editor's note

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