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By Michelle Cehn

Ready to upgrade your closet with some ethically produced animal-friendly shoes? Welcome! We wrote this guide to vegan shoes for you. Whether you’re looking for sustainable sneakers, hide-less heels, fur-free flats, sheep-sanctioned sandals, satin stilettos, vegan leather boots, or any other style of footwear, I promise you can find the perfect pair without harming a soul. 

Below we’ve included a list of the most popular fully-vegan shoe brands. You’ll also find a round-up of vegan-friendly brands that offer at least some vegan shoes. And finally, we suggest a few Big Box stores that are likely to carry “accidentally vegan” shoes—an option that’s especially useful if you’re shopping on a budget. 

Speaking of which, don’t forget about secondhand shops! Buying shoes secondhand may not be for everyone, but it is the most sustainable option of all, and it will save you money, too! Plan a fun excursion to your local thrift store and see what treasures you can find! Or, hop over to an online thrift store like ThredUp where you can browse available footwear (and clothing) to your hearts content. 

100% Vegan Shoe Brands

Today it’s easier than ever to find comfortable, stylish, well-made vegan shoes. Brands like Wills Vegan Shoes in London and MooShoes in New York City have been leading the way in making ethical and sustainable shoes available to the masses. What a time to be alive! 

Here are the most notable brands that exist today. Many of these brands are vegan-owned, and while some come with a heftier price tag, you can step into their shoes proudly knowing that you’re supporting a company with strong ethics. 

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