New Balance Vegan Shoes

Vegan Shoes Every Woman Should Have in Her Closet

Updated March 20, 2019

Whether you’re a vegan shoe fashionista or someone who’s simply trying to keep your animal-loving toes warm, our list compiles the top types of shoes that you should have in your wardrobe. Be prepared with cruelty-free footwear for every occasion!

From the cold winter months to the toasty days of summer, with these items, you’ll be ready for work, play, and everything in between! And best of all, you won’t be harming animals in the process. Compassion is definitely on trend this season.

Here are our vegan footwear must-haves:

1.  Vegan Slip-Ons

A comfy pair of sneakers is perfect for running errands or taking a stroll around the neighborhood!

Blue TOMS vegan slip on shoe

Blue Slub Chambray Women’s Classics by TOMS

2. Tall Faux-Leather Tan Boots

A must-have staple shoe to pair with jeans in the winter and sundresses in the spring, providing year-round coziness!

Knee High Boots by H&M

Knee-High Boots by H&M

3. Comfortable Slingbacks

We love the versatility of these shoes, which are equally appropriate for the office or a night out on the town.

Rungg Shoes

Rungg Shoes Blooming Bliss

4. Black Ankle Boots

Perfect to go with black pants, tights, or leggings or to tone down a super-bright outfit! Warning: dangerously adorable when paired with a hot faux-leather jacket.

Chelsea Boots by H&M

Chelsea Boots by H&M

5. Pop-of-Color Shoe

A bright-colored shoe is fun to pair with basic looks to provide that “pop of color” that makes the outfit complete!

Michael Antonio Red Wedge Shoes

Amis-Pat Red by Michael Antonio

6. Basic Black Pumps

A basic heel is an absolute necessity in any wardrobe! It can be dressed up or down and can transition from day to night. Something like this is a great “splurge” item—shop around and find a comfortable pair that you can actually walk in.

Vegan Leather Pumps

Nilah pumps from CL by Laundry

7. Tennis Shoes

Hiking, biking, walking, running, working out at the gym, dancing—whatever your exercise routine, a comfortable, nonleather pear of athletic kicks is a definite must-have in any wardrobe!

New Balance Vegan Shoes

009 Sneaker by New Balance

8. Sandals

Every woman needs a casual sandal to let her feet breathe in the summer months. Give yourself a pedicure with your favorite cruelty-free nail polish, and you’re good to go!

A pair of blue woven sandals

JC Veri Peri With Sole by Nomadic State of Mind

9. Basic Flats

A basic pair of flats can be dressed up or down and are a great versatile shoe for all seasons.

Trudy Flat Shoe by Journee Collection

Trudy by Journee Collection

10. Animal-Themed Shoe

Whether you pick a cute pair of leather-free leopard creepers or prefer to paint a cat face on your favorite pair of vegan sneakers—show off your animal love with pride!

Vegan Leopard Creeper by TUK Footwear

Leopard Pointed Ballet Ankle Strap Creeper by T.U.K Footwear

11. Peep-Toe Sandals

Your feet will thank you for going with these comfortable block-heel sandals.

Vegan Hot Zone Wedge Shoe by CL Laundry

Hot Zone Wedge Sandal by CL by Laundry

12. Wildcard!

Treat yourself to a pair of synthetic shoes that you know aren’t practical but you absolutely love! You might not be able to wear them every day, but you love just looking at them in the closet and pulling them out for a fun night out.

Vegan Red Plaid High Heel by Lulus

Kendale Red Plaid High Heel Sandals by Lulu’s

Check out PETA’s “How to Wear Vegan” guide for tips on identifying vegan items.


Note: These companies cannot guarantee that the glue used in their shoes is vegan. We’ve opted to include them because their products are widely available. The more popular these otherwise animal-friendly shoes are, the more vegan options will be made available in the future.

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