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.
Crocs Classic Clog
You can’t go wrong with this classic clog made of water-friendly, durable, and vegan Croslite material. Although many of Crocs’ shoes were already leather-free, the company announced in 2021 that it would drop its nonvegan options by the end of the year—a compassionate move that follows years of PETA appeals to its executives. We even recognized the company with a Compassionate Business Award. Now, Crocs is a 100% vegan shoe brand! 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.
Nomadic State of Mind Rope Sandal
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.
Call It Spring PALOMAA Heels
We’re so excited that Call It Spring not only uses the “PETA-Approved Vegan” logo but also made the compassionate decision to stop using leather and go completely vegan.
Nae Bay Black Piñatex Slip On Vegan Sandals
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.
Beyond Skin Caitlin Silver Flatform Vegan Sandals
Invest in these gorgeous “flatforms,” and let the good times roll!
You won’t want to head to your neighborhood bonfire without these. 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.”
T.U.K. Footwear Black Patent Gladiator Dino Lug Sandal
This gorgeous pair of sandals from T.U.K.’s vegan line doesn’t disappoint. We love a “beach goth” moment.
Oak + Fort Sandals
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.
Matt & Nat Lily
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.