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.
These are giving us back-to-school vibes (in all the best of ways).
Never say no to a good black combat boot.
Not your typical pumps.
For all your basic, Chelsea boot needs.
Always down for a boot with a contrasting heel.
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.
How comfortable do these shoes look?
A classic white kick with a bold twist.
We're loving this colorway!
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.
Stylish and good for the environment.
For the minimalist vegan in you.
Is it us or does this look like real leather?
These would look great with a pair of cute socks.
Real leather, who? These boots are amazing.
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.
Perfect for everyday wear.
We all need a good simple red heel.
The perfect shoe for all your holiday parties.
We love a good boot with a fun contrast heel.
Dreaming about wearing these all summer.
Sydney Brown shoes are animal, earth, and fashion-friendly. Plus, they're also hand-made, so know that their prices are well worth it.
This flat heel will take you places.
Meet your new favorite black boots.
Clogs 2.0 are here.
This kicks will go with everything in your wardrobe.
Elevate all your fall looks with a pair of velvet boots.
Make sure you check out these other vegan accessories too.