We all know it isn’t a proper summer until you’re lounging in the perfect pair of sandals and the sun is only getting brighter, so it’s about time to start tracking down some cute summer shoes. Good news: This year’s possibilities are endless for all you trendsetters seeking fashion-forward footwear that doesn’t support the cruelty of the leather industry. Just take a look at these vegan go-tos for proof. You can rest assured knowing that these sandals are completely leather-free, so kick up your heels and take summer by storm.
You can’t go wrong with this classic clog made of water-friendly, durable, and vegan Croslite material. Although many of Crocs’ shoes are already leather-free, the company announced that it would drop its nonvegan options by the end of 2021—a compassionate move that follows years of PETA appeals to its executives. We’ve thanked the company for its commitment to going vegan with a Compassionate Business Award. Forward-thinking companies like Crocs are acknowledging the damaging effects of leather on both animals and the environment and are paving the way for more innovative, animal-friendly options.
Rope sandals are trending, and we can see why. These adorable shoes are ethically made by artists in Nicaragua, super-durable, and shipped using minimal packaging. Best of all, these perfect summer slip-ons are completely vegan.
Shoes made of pineapple, our favorite summer fruit? Yes, please. We’re not kidding! These adorable warm-weather staples are made from pineapple leaf fibers.
Invest in these gorgeous “flatforms,” and let the good times roll!
We just had to add a second pair of Nomadic State of Mind sandals to this list. Bright orange and vegan? Don’t mind if we do.
You won’t want to head to your neighborhood bonfire without these Can you say, boardwalk chic? Not all of H&M’s shoes are vegan, so just be sure that the ones you buy have a label reading, “All Man-Made Materials,” “Imitation Leather,” or “Vegan Leather.”
This gorgeous pair of sandals from T.U.K.’s vegan line doesn’t disappoint. We love a “beach goth” moment.
Oak + Fort offers a ton of trendy vegan styles that won’t break the bank. We love anything blocky and strappy, so count us in for these gorgeous heeled summer sandals.
OG vegan brand Matt & Nat has done it again. This sandal will definitely become your summer staple, as it’s perfect for completing every animal-free look!
There you have it! Are your feet itching to be adorned by these leather-free lovelies as much as ours are? We’re quite sure that sandal tugs-of-war will break out over these hot commodities, so act fast! For more information on ways to help animals used in the clothing industry (and look good doing it), visit our How to Wear Vegan feature.