If you call some of your wardrobes’ contents “investment pieces,” you’re a smart shopper. You know that clothing and shoes made with superior animal-friendly materials will long outlast other items that you may have in your closet. In addition to producing beautiful shoes, the luxury vegan shoes on this list construct their products with care, perfecting how they feel and fit. And they know that beyond the look, there’s an ethos. These companies offer tons of leather-free and vegan options, so rest assured that you won’t be covering your feet with the skin of dead animals!
So where should you swipe your card? Check out this compilation of high-end vegan shoes that are built to last. (You might want to bookmark this page.)
This luxury shoe brand, founded by producer/director, animal champion, and PETA friend Louise Linton, features elegant stiletto pumps and heeled sandals, all made keeping animals and the environment in mind. Each shoe is handcrafted in Italy with vegan leather from Coronet, which creates high-quality materials with a low environmental impact.
PETA Business Friend NOAH makes noteworthy vegan unisex shoes that are perfect for everyone.
Luxury vegan shoemaker Taylor + Thomas challenges the wastefulness of the modern fashion industry by showcasing innovative, sustainable, vegan materials and working with local artisans who are paid fair wages.
VEERAH heels are made for women who want to look great, but their unique design also provides functional comfort if your average day includes traversing a city. We love this breakdown of the materials used in VEERAH shoes.
This brand has worked to develop a creative, sustainable way of crafting vegan shoes. Shoe uppers are made by fusing shaven cork and grains to organic cotton. They also use materials derived from pressed pineapple and coconut fibers. Heels and platforms are created from sustainably-harvested German beech wood. We’re especially in love with their iridescent line:
This luxury vegan shoe brand creates hand-embroidered works of art for your feet. Take a look at their Instagram to see the variety of gorgeous colors and designs:
We love this brand’s selection, which features trendy and stylish classics, such as canvas tennis shoes, strappy sandals, construction boots, and so much more.
U.K.-based Beyond Skin began in 2001 and has been inspiring others to see vegan fashion as a viable business model ever since.
In addition to all types of fantastic kicks, Bhava Studio offers a separate bridal collection as well as vegan leather belts.
We’re in love with this company’s origin story, as told on its site: “Ex-podiatrist and long-time vegan, Alicia intertwined her foot care expertise with her love for shoes to create the animal-free classic styles she was struggling to find.” Talk about a perfect fit.
Joshua Katcher has proved to be a force in the world of vegan fashion, not only as a designer but also as a blogger, an entrepreneur, and a pioneer in finding new, sustainable, animal-free materials to help usher vegan fashion into a new era.
Check this brand out for perfect date-night heels.
Known for its vegan leather purses, this company also offers some stylish and classic shoes.
You can never have too much glitter in your wardrobe, and Mink’s sparkly shoes are showstoppers and a total wardrobe must-have.
One of the most innovative designers working today, McCartney is tapping into the sneaker market, where vegan options aren’t as readily available—yet.
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