There’s a lot to consider when you’re out looking for a fresh pair of shoes: style, size, and comfort—and that’s only after you ask the most important question: “Is this made out of animal skin or other body parts?” Thankfully, you can find a ton of great-looking sneakers made out of canvas, vegan leather, or other animal-friendly materials.
Here’s a list of some great vegan shoe manufacturers:
Among the latest to cater to the rising enthusiasm surrounding vegan shoes is Hugo Boss. BOSS Menswear now offers high-quality vegan shoes made of pineapple leather—yep, you read that right: pineapple leather. The material, known as Piñatex, is “an innovative leather-alternative created from pineapple leaf fibres.” Because the leaves are a byproduct of harvesting the fruit, no additional resources are needed to produce the material, which means that farmers receive an additional source of income. Plus, Piñatex is completely animal-free. Visit your local Hugo Boss store to see if it carries the 100 percent vegan trainers, which are available in four stylish colors.
Well known for making some of the most comfortable slip-ons in the business, TOMS has branched out to making sneakers and has a wide selection.
One of the most famous skate shoe brands of all time, Vans has also made a name for itself in the world of vegan kicks with shoes like this stylish canvas Half Cab. (Note: Only the styles and colors of the shoes pictured in the thumbnails of the link above are vegan.)
This Portuguese company’s shoes are all 100 percent vegan, and many are innovatively made from recycled materials such as discarded plastic bottles, tires, and even airbags.
Ethletic offers a wide array of chic 100 percent vegan sneakers—such as its new style, the Hiro—that are made with renewable raw materials.
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Native is a 100 percent vegan Vancouver-based brand that makes a variety of comfortable walking shoes like these chukkas:
This eco-conscious company has shoes with not only unique style but also unique construction, like these high tops with soles made from upcycled tires.
What’s in a name? In this case, a massive collection of 100 percent vegan shoes. Vegetarian Shoes even has a pair with Piñatex uppers (leather made from pineapple).
These sleek Japanese originals make great running shoes as well as casual sneakers.
Emerica has a variety of vegan skate shoes that are built to last.
Whether you’re hitting the streets or the trails, a sturdy pair of Merrells can get you there.
First ride out with my Merrel All Out Charge. 5 miles of hard and muddy trails and a bit of road. Likes: Grip performed well in all. Roomy toe box, weight and cushioning. Will be able to use for 15 miles plus. On the whole I’m happy. After 2 mile I forgot I was wearing them. #merrellshoes #trailrunning #coachtalk #runningshoereview @merrelloutside
An Italian brand with a style known around the world, Superga offers a plethora of vegan options, such as its 2075 COTU classic. Note: Since this company doesn’t label its shoes as vegan, we recommend checking products before making a purchase.
Etnies offers a variety of sleek vegan sneakers, including many low-top skate shoes and this versatile high top, the BETA:
This company produces walking art pieces, with a vast collection of vibrant and unique canvas patterns—and it plants a tree with every purchase to boot!
Saucony is a classic running brand with an extensive vegan collection.
This brand has set a standard for making stylish lighter-than-air kicks.
This 100 percent vegan shoe company is based in Los Angeles but ships all over the country, with killer kicks like this pair:
Insecta offers a unique 100 percent vegan selection of handcrafted shoes, made from vintage clothing.