Caring consumers are increasingly concerned about the ways in which animals are abused and killed for their skins and the toxic process of turning animals’ skins into leather. Luckily, companies like TOMS are stepping up with vegan shoes and accessories to keep you cruelty-free from head to toe. To show our appreciation for TOMS’ selection of vegan items, PETA is presenting the company with our Compassionate Business Award.
Here are some of our favorites from TOMS’ vegan products page:
1. Nat Geo Women’s Jaguar Classics
For those who like to “walk on the wild side,” these TOMS classics feature a jaguar-inspired pattern and paw print, plus jaguar images on the lining.
2. Black on Black Canvas Men’s Paseos
This everyday shoe goes with everything in a guy’s closet. It also features an elastic tongue strap for optional lacing.
3. Grey Tribal Women’s Del Rey Sneaker
The Del Rey has the comfy wearability of an athletic shoe.
4. Traveler by TOMS Bowery Matte Crystal
These cute sunglasses are available in 12 colors and are made with TOMS’ durable SOLAFLEX™ material.
5. Navy Cotton Twill Men’s Valdez
The sneaker features a thick rubber outsole and a molded footbed to keep you comfortable.
6. Black Patent Linen Women’s Avalon Slip-Ons
Patent linen is adorable, durable, and water-resistant, and this shoe has a rubber outsole for increased traction. It also comes in oxford tan.
7. Natural Burlap Women’s Solana Flip-Flops
TOMS calls these “the perfect ‘by-the-front-door’ sandal,” and we couldn’t agree more. They’re made even more perfect by built-in arch support.
8. Khaki Zig Zag Canvas Savanna Backpack
How cute is this backpack? With exterior pockets and a buckle-front closure, you can take it along on all your adventures. This pack is perfect for a trek through the city or the countryside—or a weekend away.
9. Nat Geo Men’s Lion Paseos
Put some pride in your stride with this classic low-top shoe featuring lion images on the lining.
10. Gold Metallic Tiny TOMS Paseo-Mids
There’s nothing cuter than saying, “Tiny TOMS.” OK, maybe these kids’ shoes are cuter.
11. Brown Synthetic Leather Youth Desert Wedges
This shoe is the kids’ version of the women’s desert wedges and will keep little feet cozy. Made from durable vegan leather, this style is also available in gray.
12. Tribal Print Women’s Cabrilla Rain Boots
Pull on these high-traction boots, and you’re ready to weather any weather. These are also available in blue with a raindrop pattern.
We thank TOMS for offering cruelty-free, environmentally friendly items and urge other retailers to do the same.
Check out our How to Wear Vegan page to find out more about vegan clothing.