If you or your little ones are learning or performing ballet, ballroom, jazz, tap, or another style of dance, you’re going to need some reliable dancing shoes. Luckily, it’s a snap to find leather-free shoes for many different dance styles online. Here are a handful of online stores with animal-friendly shoes to get your feet moving—without stepping on any animals’ toes!
The Cynthia King Dance Studio in Brooklyn sells vegan ballet shoes with polished canvas uppers and synthetic soles. They’re a big hit with the dancers at the studio!
Dance Vegan is a completely vegan company that offers affordable dance shoes for men and women in a variety of styles.
Discount Dance Supply has a great selection of affordable dance shoes and supplies. Call to inquire about the materials before ordering, as some of the canvas and synthetic shoes may have leather soles.
Straight to the Pointe is a U.K. company that offers vegan versions of pointe shoes and ballet slippers, created with glue and materials that are free of animal ingredients.
Very Fine Dancesport Shoes’ website offers many vegan dance shoes, including a variety of ballroom-dance shoes. It also accepts custom orders.
Supadance is another U.K.-based company that offers special-order vegan shoes at no extra cost! Its website states that the shoes take approximately four to six weeks to make and are nonreturnable. Inquiries should be directed to [email protected].
Ethical Wares’ vegan “Last Dance” line offers practice shoes, men’s ballroom-dancing shoes, and women’s ballroom shoes, including pretty sandals.
For modern dance and other styles that are often performed in bare feet, Dance Paws makes a great leather-free product that will “save your sole”!
With all the innovative animal-free materials being used today, it’s never been easier to wear vegan. Here’s a quick and easy guide to get you started.