20 Best Vegan Shoe Brands for 2021

So you’re looking for a new pair of shoes and want to ensure they’re vesgan.

It can be a tricky process.

There are great vegan shoes out there, however, it’s hard to find them. Major brands often dominate shoe stores and they can be hidden away on Google as many of them are independent, or smaller brands.

We’ve created this article to give you a one-stop-shop to find the best eco-friendly and vegan shoes on the market.

You’ll find all types of vegan footwear here, from sneakers to sandals, to stilettos.

We’ve included brands that cater to both men and women, as well as brands offering options for everyone.

You can use the contents section below and click on the different sections to jump directly to them.

Let’s check out the list of vegan shoe brands you should be checking out.

Vegan Shoe Brands for Women and Men

1. Etiko

Etiko vegan shoes

Who for: Unisex, and a kids range

Based in: Melbourne, Australia

Etiko are a vegan footwear and clothing brand based in Melbourne.

Rather than opting for a ‘do no harm’ mantra, Etiko are pursuing a more proactive path: do as much good as possible.

They use their business to help lift their workers out ov poverty in Sri Lanka, India, and Pakistan.

Etiko is also a Certified B Corp.All of their materials are vegan and cruelty-free, including GOTS-Certified organic cotton, hemp, and FSC Certified rubber.

2. Clae

Clae Vegan Sneakers

Sustainability: Vegan materials, PETA-approved, USDA Certified Organic

Price range: $$ – $$$

Clae’s Bradley Vegan shoe is a minimalist, stylish vegan sneaker made from an innovative 100% Organic Cactus material.

The materials are PETA-approved, and USDA Certified Organic.

It’s a unisex shoe and comes in black, white, brown, navy, and a dark olive green.

Clae’s shoes are versatile, durable, and comfortable.

3. Bhava Studio

Bhava Studio vegan shoes

Who for: Men, Women

Based in: New York, USA

Bhava Studio is another innovative women’s footwear brand.

These vegan sustainable shoes are made from the highest quality artisan, organic, recycled and cruelty-free components.

Don’t expect them to fall apart quickly, either – these shoes have been stress-tested on the streets of New York City, where the brand’s founder resides.

They’re not a budget option, but they’re thoughtfully designed and created in ateliers in Mumbai and Spain.

4. Veja

Veja vegan leather shoes

Who for: Men, Women

Based in: Paris, France

Veja is one of the most popular vegan shoe brands around, and for good reason.

After launching in 2005, they quickly secured collaborations with a range of designers like agnès b and Comptoir des Cotonniers.

Veja has steadily grown in popularity and you’re likely to see these vegan sneakers on the streets of London, Paris, or New York alongside other big-name sneaker brands.

You can expect to find minimalist, stylish vegan sneakers and shoes that rival leading shoe brands.

5. Will’s Vegan Shoes

Will's Vegan Shoes

Who for: Men, Women

Based in: London, UK

Will’s Vegan Shoes are a London based vegan shoe brand, and they’re also a carbon neutral company (which is great to see).

They offer a range of vegan footwear styles, including sandals (pictured above), boots, trainers, Chelsea boots, and more.

6. Matt & Nat

Matt and Nat Vegan Shoes

Who for: Men, Women

Based in: Montreal, Quebec

The name behind Matt & Nat, according to their website, stems from MAT(T)ERIAL and NATURE.

Matt & Nat are a Montreal based sustainable brand offer a range of beautiful luxury vegan footwear options for both men and women.

They also offer a range of clothing and accessories, and you could theoretically buy your whole wardrobe from Matt & Nat (which is tempting)!

Powering their vegan collection of shoes and clothes is a range of interesting materials including recycled nylons, cardboard, rubber and cork, and plastic bottles. Matt & Nat also recently introduced recycled bicycle tires to their collections.

7. Stella McCartney

Stella McCartney Vegan Shoes

Who for: Men, Women

Based in: London

Despite being a household name, we can’t ignore Stella McCartney.

As a fashion-forward, innovative brand, there’s no doubt that they’re pushing the sustainable fashion industry forwards in terms of awareness. Stella McCartney herself is a vegetarian, and the brand has never used animal leather or fur.

The recycled polyester McCartney uses has 24 times less of an environmental impact than Brazilian calf leather.

8. Eco Vegan Shoes

Eco Vegan Shoes

Who for: Men, Women

Based in: Gouda, Netherlands

Eco Vegan Shoes live up to their name. Their goal is to make it easier to live a vegan lifestyle and purchase shoes for all occasions. You’ll be able to find every type of footwear style you could want, from sandals to hiking boots, pumps to sneakers.

Eco Vegan Shoes have won a range of awards for their vegan shoes, including Greenest Products, awarded by Vegan Health & Fitness Magazine.

They’re definitely worth checking out!

9. Ethical Wares

Ethical Wares Vegan Shoes

Who for: Men, Women

Based in: Lampeter, UK

This UK-based vegan footwear brand, Ethical Wares, has been around since 1993.

They offer a range of footwear styles, as well as different products such as vegan rucksacks and vegan clothing to complement your shoes.

Ethical Wares ship worldwide and are priced very reasonably considering the care that goes into them.

10. Nemanti

Nemanti vegan shoes

Who for: Men, Women

Based in: Milan, Italy

Namanti, a Milan based brand offer both men’s and women’s luxury vegan shoes.

They offer a range of luxury shoes, although they stick to a more formal approach, sticking to dress shoes and heels rather than sneakers and boots (although they do offer some).

Nemanti also offers made-to-measure, bespoke vegan shoes – so if you’re looking for something completely unique, this could be the brand for you.

11. Bourgeois Boheme

bourgeois boheme london sustainable brand

Who for: Men, Women

Based in: London, UK

Bourgeois Boheme is a London based brand, but all of their shoes are artisan-made in Portugal.

They offer a stylish range of footwear for both men and women, and are priced relatively affordably.

Bourgeois Boheme has been praised by celebritiess such as Natalie Portman, Bryan Adams, and Torrey DeVitto for both their sustainable shoes, and their innovative styles.

12. Rungg

Rungg Vegan Shoes

Who for: Men, Women

Based in: USA & India

Runng is one of the most unique brands on this list (which you’ll quickly see when looking at their website).

Their vegan shoes are handcrafted, and hand embroidered. As you would expect, they’re PETA approved and all of the materials used in their production process are eco-friendly.

If you’re looking to stand out, Runng could be the vegan shoe brand for you.

13. Tastemaker Supply

Tastemaker Supply Vegan Shoes

Who for: Men, Women

Based in: El Monte, California

Tastemaker Supply’s vegan shoes are all manufactured in ethical factories in Taiwan, with each shoe being hand-made.

They offer both men’s and women’s shoes, and their aim is to produce vegan shoes that are stylish, high quality, and comfortable.

They’re one of the pricier brands here, but their customers only have good things to say about them.

14. Nomadic State of Mind

nomadic state of mind vegan sandals

Who for: Men, Women

Based in: Cyprus

Nomadic State of Mind is a popular vegan shoe brand who create unique, high-quality sandals.

All of Nomadic State of Mind’s vegan shoes all handmade, and the brand focuses on making them durable and comfortable. They’re an ideal item of footwear for the hot summer months.

Vegan Shoe Brands for Women

1. Taylor + Thomas

Who for: Women

Based in: Los Angeles, USA

Taylor and Thomas vegan shoes

Taylor + Thomas are a vegan shoe brand for women that launched in 2018.

All of their shoes are made with sustainable materials from Italy and Japan, handcrafted by artisans, and they make sure every point in their supply chain is sustainable.

They’re a luxury option, but you’ll find it difficult to find a vegan shoe brand that matches Taylor + Thomas’ combination of style and attention to detail.

Shop Taylor + Thomas

2. Susi Studio

Who for: Women

Based in: Los Angeles, USA

SUSI Studio Vegan Shoes

Susi Studio is a Los Angeles based vegan footwear brand on a mission to promote conscious and sustainable living.

Their shoes are carefully created in their factories in Hong Kong and Portugal. The Hong Kong factory is owned and operated entirely by women.

Susi Studio’s shoes are tasteful, stylish, and made to last.

Shop Susi Studio

3. Sydney Brown

Who for: Women

Based in: Kailua, USA

Sydney Brown Vegan Shoes

Sydney Brown Shoes offer a range of women’s luxury vegan shoes.

The brand was founded with the aim of creating a luxury vegan option for women that wasn’t previously available.

Sydney Brown’s range is stylish, and they offer a shoe for every occasion (although they are priced higher than many on this list – although you are paying for the exquisite design alongside the sustainably sourced materials.

Every part of the shoe is sourced ethically using sustainable, vegan materials.

Shop Sydney Brown Shoes

4. Cult of Coquette

Who for: Women

Based in: West Hollywood, USA

Cult of Coquette vegan women's shoes

Cult of Coquette is on a mission to make vegan shoes that are both chic AND ethical.

They’re still a relatively new company but have built up a loyal following eager to try and buy their new collections whenever they get released.

If you’re looking for a pair of unique, luxury vegan shoes, Cult of Coquette could be the brand for you.

Shop Cult of Coquette

Vegan Shoe Brands for Men

1. Monkstory

Who for: Men

Based in: Chennai, India

MonkStory Vegan Men's Shoes

MonkStory is a vegan men’s shoe brand based in Chennai.

They started MonkStory to offer a vegan, cruelty-free alternative to traditional men’s leather shoes. They also offer a range of bags and bowties to complement your vegan shoes!

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2. Brave GentleMan

Who for: Men

Based in: New York, USA

Brave Gentleman vegan shoes

When Brave GentleMan launched in 2010, it was the first vegan lifestyle menswear brand in the world.

All of their footwear is vegan, and despite the brand’s popularity, they focus on making sure every step in their supply chain is ethical and sustainable.

Their vegan shoes are made with Italian future-leather, which Brave GentleMan describes as being “a durable, supple, weather-resistant, hi-tech PU microfiber that is EU-Ecolabel Certified“.

Shop Brave GentleMan

Is there a Vegan Shoe Brand You Think We’ve Missed?

These vegan shoe brands are some of the best on the market – with a range of styles, price ranges, and locations, there should be a vegan shoe for everyone here.

Know any vegan shoe brands that should be in this list?

Let us know in the comments – we’ll review the suggestion and add them to the list!

4 Comments

  1. I love the Nomadic brand and I appreciate all the vegan fashion for making an alternative to those who prefer and only use vegan stuff. Indeed creative.

  2. Hi, do you know the brand shoes M.D.F? I dont know if their shoes are vegan and they have a beautiful pair but the seller doesn’t know if this pair is vegan, I have to check it out

    • I haven’t heard of that brand, but feel free to send the link over and I’ll check them out. If it turns out they aren’t vegan, I can definitely recommend any of the brands on this list!

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