08 Nov

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

If you’re tempted by vegan or cruelty-free fashion, have a look at these 12 vegan shoes that see you caring for animals while complementing your outfit.

Veganism is gaining more and more traction every day. From positively impacting our health and the environment to caring for the wellbeing of animals, veganism 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 innovative eco-friendly leather alternatives, these 12 cruelty-free brands are creating vegan sneakers, heels, loafers, and boots that see you caring for animals while complementing your outfit. Keep scrolling to discover 12 sustainable vegan shoes.

Etiko

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, eco-friendly, 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: Great
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 sustainable vegan boots will keep you dry and comfy wherever you go. Find the boots in EU sizes 36-42.

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COMOVITA

Rated: Good
close up of white and green vegan sneakers by comovita

The Court Sneaker – Ships internationally from Spain

COMOVITA is a Spanish brand and retailer that creates sustainable, made-to-order clothes that make the world a better place for everyone. We love COMOVITA’s line of vegan sneakers: the Court Sneaker, for example, is a modern interpretation of the classic sneaker. Hand-crafted with vegan leather in a small atelier in Spain, it’s made to last a lifetime. Find the Court Sneaker in EU sizes 35 to 37.

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CARIUMA

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

OCA Low Green Canvas – Ships internationally from Brazil

Did you know that Kermit green is the colour of the season? CARIUMA’s vegan kicks are perfect for adding this bold green colour to your wardrobe mindfully. CARIUMA is a sustainable Brazilian sneaker brand that wants you to feel super comfortable while providing effortless style in organic canvas styles. Find CARIUMA’s shoes in US sizes 5-13.

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NAE

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 sustainable 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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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 were 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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NOAH

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 hand-crafted in Italy, using a small proportion of eco-friendly materials. Find them in EU sizes 35-42.

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Shop NOAH @ Immaculate Vegan.

Womsh

Rated: Good
close up of chunky vegan sneakers by womsh

Futura Glitter Ink – 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 Appleskin, a material derived from processing waste from apples. Fashion and sustainability can go together, and Womsh is the footwear brand that proves it. Find most styles in EU sizes 35-42.

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Beyond Skin

Rated: Good
close up of black vegan kitten heels with a bow by beyond skin

Monroe Black Faux Leather Kitten Heels – Ships internationally from Spain

Beyond Skin creates cruelty-free, luxury shoes and boots that are handmade in Spain with love. Hand made in Spain and lined with 100% recycled faux leather; these vegan kitten heels are a must-have. They can be paired with a cocktail dress for a party or event or with denim jeans for a little hint of glamour. Available in EU sizes 35-42.

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Good Guys

Rated: Good
close up of black vegan boots by good guys

Oscar Vegan Dealer Boots – Ships internationally from France

Are you a Dr Martens fan, but you want to have a better impact on people, the planet, and animals? Then you’re in luck, there are plenty of sustainable alternatives to Dr Martens out there. Good Guys is one of them. The Parisian brand, founded and designed by Marion Hanania, 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. The Oscar vegan boots are made on demand, which creates a sustainable production system, avoiding extra stock and over-production. Find most shoes in EU sizes 36 to 46.

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Flamingos’ Life

Rated: Good
close up of white and orange vegan sneakers by flamingo's life

Retro 90s White Orange Bicolor – Ships internationally from Spain

Flamingos’ Life creates sneakers for men and women 100% animal-free. The brand uses eco-friendly, and PETA vegan approved materials, including 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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The Nude Label

Rated: Good
sustainable wood sandals by the nude label

The Wood Sandal – Ships internationally from Spain

The Nude Label curates comfy vegan underwear, swimwear, and sandals that feel as good as they look. All the pieces are made in a family-run factory in Valencia, Spain. The closeness to the studio allows the Nude Label to have a bigger control over the process and ensure good working practices. Find the sandals in EU sizes 36-42.

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

Editor's note

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