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Vegan Sneakers That Are Changing the Game

Written by Sirrus Lawson | September 7, 2016

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:


Well known for making some of the most comfortable slip-ons in the business, TOMS has branched out to making sneakers and has such a wide selection that it’s a recipient of PETA’s Compassionate Business Award.

Fall is here and we're mad about plaid!

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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 eco-conscious company has shoes with not only unique style but also unique construction, like these high tops with soles made from upcycled tires.

Vegetarian Shoes

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).

Y'all—GUESS what these new #VeganSneakers are made from!!! For real.

A photo posted by MooShoes LA (@mooshoesla) on

Onitsuka Tiger

These sleek Japanese originals make great running shoes as well as casual sneakers.


Whether you’re hitting the streets or the trails, a sturdy pair of Merrells can get you there.


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.

Saucony sundays. #kotd #saucony #sauconyjazz #vegansaucony

A photo posted by Francisco Duharte (@duharte27) on

People Footwear

This brand has set a standard for making stylish lighter-than-air kicks.

Treat your feet to the feeling of high-performance leisure. #feetfirst #thestanley photo: @caleyvanular

A photo posted by People Footwear (@peoplefootwear) on


This 100 percent vegan shoe company is based in Los Angeles but ships all over the country, with killer kicks like these high tops:

Oh,you know. Just my new "summer shoes." @teganandsara @thescsociety #scs

A photo posted by ☻ taylor hampton ☻ (@thezebrawall) on

Insecta Shoes

Insecta offers a unique 100 percent vegan selection of handcrafted shoes, made from vintage clothing.

Vem que tem: abacates, flores, paisleys e muitos mais! 🐛

A photo posted by Insecta Shoes (@insectashoes) on

Native Shoes

Native is a 100 percent vegan Vancouver-based brand that makes a variety of comfortable walking shoes like these chukkas:

So enjoy some ethical shopping! Because no matter what brand of shoes you wear, there’s no excuse for this:

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