If you carry a metal straw wherever you go as well as your own coffee cup and water bottle, you already know how important changing your daily habits to be more sustainable is. However, are you channeling your conscious consumerism when it comes to what you wear? Shopping for consciously made and sustainable products when it comes to your wardrobe is yet another step you can take to help the planet. Especially since the fashion industry is the second dirtiest industry in the world, right after oil companies. One nice way to start shifting your shopping methods is by dipping your toes (literally) in vegan shoes.
Made from synthetic materials, vegan shoes don't have anything to envy from real leather. They are just as stylish, comfortable, and longlasting. Now, as the fashion industry is starting to become more conscious of its impact on the world, there are plenty of brands that focus solely on vegan options as well as brands that are incorporating vegan lines into their current collections.
From big brands that you can already find in places like Urban Outfitters, brands that even Meghan Markle approves of, to smaller brands that you may have spotted various times while scrolling on your Instagram feed, there's a vegan shoe that will put your right foot forward when it comes to conscious shopping.
To facilitate your search, we've rounded up five vegan shoe brands that should be on your radar and in your closet.
You might already know about Vagabond and love its stylish boots (we do too). Now, the Swedish shoe label also has a vegan collection. From booties and oxfords to chunky platforms or flat soles, the selection is perfect for fall.
Mostly made from recycled and/or organic cotton, Veja also has a nice selection of sneakers that are vegan and Meghan Markle approved.
Because we all need another pair of kicks. Especially, if they're vegan.
If you needed a new pair of black sneakers, you should consider these. Plus, they're under $100.
Matt & Nat
With Matt & Nat, everything is vegan. Need we say more? All of its trendy and classic styles are made from recycled or renewable materials, and some are under $100.
If you love yourself a good kitten or block heel, then Rafa is for you. The brand makes all its stylish shoes in L.A. and is a great sustainable and conscious options for all your favorite styles.
Sydney Brown shoes are animal, earth, and fashion-friendly. Plus, they're also hand-made, so know that their prices are well worth it.
Make sure you check out these other vegan accessories too.
French Women Always Wear This Jeans-and-Flats Outfit Formula
Easy as un, deux, trois.
By Drew Elovitz
I Went to France and Saw Everyone Wearing These 5 Basics on the Streets of Paris
Effortless and chic.
By Bobby Schuessler
French Girls Laugh Every Time Americans Wear These 3 Things
By Lauren Eggertsen
Amal Clooney Wore Controversial Boots to the Airport That'd Make TSA Squirm
They're not exactly travel friendly, but they are incredibly chic.
By Erin Fitzpatrick
6 Stylish Influencers Shared Their Ultimate Spring Wish Lists With Me
Exclusively for you.
By Bébhinn Campbell
I Haven't Shopped at J.Crew in Months—These Elegant Picks Are Now in My Cart
By Grace O'Connell Joshua
I Spent 7 Hours Digging Through Saks—39 Items I Discovered That I Now Need
The perfect pastime.
By Aemilia Madden
I'm a Fitness-Loving Fashion Editor, These Are My 5 Go-To Leggings
Every brand, tried and tested
By Rebecca Rhys-Evans