30 Best 100% Vegan Shoes Brands for 2020

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Best Shoe Brands Are Vegan

There are a number of great shoe brands that offer some styles that are vegan, but too many include other shoes in their lineups that are made with animal skin, and in some cases, wool. (If you’ve ever seen how wool is taken from sheep on an industrial scale, you know it’s definitely not cruelty-free.) So, for this post, I wanted to give a special shout out to the best 100% vegan shoe brands.

With cruelty-free options now available for so many items, why buy anything else? And luckily for us, today there are some vegan designers who are knocking it out of the park, especially in the world of footwear, where there has been serious need for an ethical overhaul.

While we animal lovers welcome shoe brands with open arms when they start offering cruelty-free styles, I think it’s fair to put the brands that only make vegan shoes up on a pedestal, don’t you? After all, they’re walking the talk and talking the walk – demonstrating that animals do not have to suffer – and should not suffer – for whatever humans decide to put on our feet. And the good news is, today vegan shoes are not a sacrifice, whether it’s in style, durability, breathability, price, or anything else. Vegan shoes are a win win!

So, in no particular order, here are the best 100% vegan shoes brands. (And if I’m missing any here, feel free to send a nasty message to kristen at uniguide dot biz. Someday, when I have more time to manage them, I’ll set up comments on UniGuide, I promise.)

1. Will’s Vegan Shoes

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Will’s Vegan Shoes for Women

Will's Vegan Shoes for WomenWill’s Vegan Shoes makes 100% vegan shoes and boots that are also ethically made and environmentally sustainable.

All of Will’s vegan shoes are made in Portugal and Italy, where their workers are protected by EU health, safety, anti-discrimination, and other employment protection laws. Workers also get benefits such PTO, equal pay, and maternity leave.

Will’s shoes are also sustainably made. The faux leather and other materials used in their shoes meet the OEKO-TEX® textile standard, which ensures that textiles and the materials used in them meet strict consumer safety guidelines.

In addition, Will’s utilizes a carbon-neutral supply chain, and their operations are carbon neutral. Will’s invests in renewable energy projects like wind power, hydro power, geothermal, solar power, and biomass. Plus, when you order a pair of Will’s shoes, you’ll receive them in sustainable, eco-friendly, and recyclable packaging.

Will’s Vegan Shoes for Men

Will's Vegan Shoes for MenPrice: ~$112.00 – $156.00

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2. Ahimsa

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Ahimsa Vegan Shoes for Women

Ahimsa Vegan Shoes for Women
I’ve written about Ahimsa in other posts on UniGuide, including posts for men’s boots and shoes, because I’m such a fan of this company’s philosophy and what they want to accomplish.

A truly mission-driven venture, Ahimsa is a Brazilian artisanal footwear brand that is out to make more than just high-quality vegan shoes. They say their mission is to create “a more conscious society, one day completely free of cruelty.” Lord knows we need more companies like this.

Ahimsa makes all of their shoes in their own workshop, so they can make sure their workers earn a living wage and are treated well. They also put a special emphasis on using eco-friendly materials in their shoes.

Ahimsa Vegan Shoes for Men

Ahimsa Vegan Shoes for MenPrice: ~$129.00 – $170.00
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3. MATT & NAT Vegan Shoes

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MATT & NAT Shoes for Women

MATT & NAT Vegan Shoes

MATT & NAT first became well-known for their luxury vegan handbags, and recently they started to introduce fashionable vegan shoes to their collection. The name MATT & NAT is derived from “materials” and “nature.” Started in Montreal in 1995, the MATT & NAT team set out to enhance the “humanity, creativity and positivity found in all of us.”

MATT & NAT Shoes for Men

MATT & NAT Women’s Faux Leather Sneakers

Totally cruelty-free from their beginning, MATT & NAT also puts an emphasis on using natural, plantbased, and recycled materials in their designs. Natural materials include cork and natural rubber; and recycled materials include recycled nylon and recycled rubber.

Price: ~$95.00 – $150.00

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4. Bhava Vegan Shoes and Boots

Bhava Recycled and Vegan FootwearBhava makes women’s vegan shoes and boots that have the look of leather but without the cruelty. They offer classic styles, such as Chelseas, Alpine-inspired laceups, and riding boots. They also incorporate recycled materials into their designs.

Price: ~$99.99 – ~$279.00

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5. Native Shoes

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Native Shoes for Women

Native Vegan Shoes for Women

Another 100% vegan footwear company, Native works to maintain a light environmental footprint during their production process. They use a low-emission manufacturing process, and their shoes are made with a foam-injection molding process that minimizes waste.

Native Shoes for Men
Native Vegan Shoes for Men

Price: ~$12.00 – $42.00

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6. Biankina Vegan Canvas Shoes

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Biankina Vegan ShoesBiankina designs cute vegan loafers and sneakers that are handmade with all-natural canvas and are free of glues.

Price: ~$34.95 – $54.95

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7. Divaldi Vegan Shoes

Divaldi Socially Conscious Vegan Shoes
Divaldi creates cute vegan shoes with natural materials, including natural rubber. Plus, they plant a tree for each pair of shoes that they sell.

Price: ~$59.00

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8. Bourgeois Boheme

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Bourgeois Boheme Vegan Shoes for Women

Bourgeois Boheme Vegan Shoes for WomenBourgeois Boheme makes fashionable cruelty-free shoes for women and men with eco-friendly materials like Piñatex™ pineapple leather, PVC-free faux leather, and vegan microfiber. In addition, they use plant-based polymers that are derived from natural and renewable sources, including grains and seeds vs. petrochemicals.

Bourgeois Boheme Vegan Shoes for Men
Bourgeois Boheme Vegan Shoes for Men

Price: ~$199.00 – $259.00

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9. People Footwear

People Vegan Footwear

Based in Vancouver, Canada, People Footwear offers a 100% cruelty-free line of shoes for women, men, and kids. They describe their shoes as “high-performance leisure” as they specialize in lightweight, comfortable designs.

Price: ~$18.00 – $80.00

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10. Bioworld

Bioworld Vegan Shoes

Bioworld makes fun, unique vegan shoes, sandals, and boots in their workshops in Toledo, Spain and Italy.

Price: ~$61.53 – $153.52

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11. Charmone Faux Sued and Faux Leather Boots

Charmone Fauz Suede and Faux Leather BootsIf you want a hot pair of boots in vegan-friendly materials, check out Charmone. They have tall boots and booties with high heels that have the look of traditional leather and suede, but are made with vegan-friendly Italian microfiber faux suede and faux leather. To see a bigger selection of cruelty-free boots, see my post on women’s vegan boots.

Price: ~$199.00 – $229.00

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12. olsen Haus

olsen Hause Women's Vegan Shoes

Today, it can be a little hard to imagine there was a time when it was difficult to find high fashion vegan shoes. Like Stella McCartney, Elizabeth Olsen has been a change agent in the fashion world, demonstrating that vegan shoes can be uber-stylish, sexy, and high quality. If you’re a vegan lady who likes a little stiletto in your cruelty-free shoes, or you just want a gorgeous pair of shoes for work or a night on the town, definitely check out olsen Haus.

Price: ~$37.00 – $199.00

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13. Beyond Skin

Beyond Skin Women's Vegan Shoes

Like olsen Haus, Beyond Skin’s founders were frustrated by the lack of stylish, luxury shoes that were also kind to animals. So, they set out to make compassionate waves in the footwear world. Popular with vegan superstars like Natalie Portman, Beyond Skin’s stylish shoes are designed in Brighton, UK and made in Alicante, Spain.

Price: ~$139.00 – $289.00

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14. Bioworld

Bioworld Vegan Shoes

Bioworld makes fun, unique vegan shoes, sandals, and boots in their workshops in Toledo, Spain and Italy.

Price: ~$61.53 – $153.52

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15. Cri de Coeur

Cri de Coeur Women's Vegan Shoes

Cri de Coeur translates to “cry from the heart,” a perfect name for a compassionate vegan footwear company. Founders Gina Ferraraccio and Julie Dicterow created their line of cruelty-free shoes with a “heartfelt desire to change the face of the fashion footwear and accessory markets by providing stylish, contemporary products that are ethically produced.”

Price: ~$109.99 – $189.99

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16. Roni Kantor

Roni Kantor Ladies' Vegan Shoes

Based in Tel Aviv, Israel, Roni Kantor designs lovely, all vegan shoes that are perfect for weddings and other special occasions. Roni’s designs are inspired by her love of vintage fashion, and the materials used are inspired by her love of animals.

Price: ~$99.00 – $130.00

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17. Unstitched Utilities

Unstitched Utilities for Women

Unstitched Utilities Vegan Shoes for Women Jack Steinweis, Kevin Crowley, and Mark Kane, the founders of Unstitched Utilities, understood that modern day consumers want to buy ethical and eco-friendly shoes, but they don’t want to sacrifice on style when it comes to honoring their values.

Using vegan dyes and glues in their creations, Unstitched Utilities’ shoes are also made with eco-friendly materials. They use a material called Tyvek®, which is a high-density polyethylene fiber that’s water resistant, durable, and breathable. It’s also vegan and can be recycled.

Unstitched Utilities for Men

Unstitched Utilities Vegan Shoes for Men

Price: ~$19.99 – $99.99

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18. Stella McCartney

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Stella McCartney Vegan ShoesStella McCartney was infusing veganism into her designs before vegan was cool. She is a consistent advocate for animal rights and lover of high fashion. This combination of values and passion have brought the world some seriously badass vegan shoes and gorgeous clothes.

Price: ~$32.00 – $675.00

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19. Indosole

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Indosole Vegan Shoes for Women

A certified B corporation, Indosole repurposes discarded tires and uses them in the soles for their laid back vegan shoes. Kyle Parsons, an avid surfer and environmentalist, started Indosole after a surfing trip to Bali, Indonesia. He was shocked by the amount of trash littering the beaches and ocean in what should have been an island paradise.

On this same trip, Kyle happened to need a new pair of sandals and bought some locally. He was intrigued by how the sandals were made: the soles were created from used motorbike tires. This ingenuity and the desire to reduce the amount of waste polluting Bali’s natural environment led Kyle to create a super cool, socially conscious footwear brand that is beloved by surfers, travelers, and others care about the Earth.

Indosole Vegan Shoes for Men

Price: ~$21.99 – $55.00

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20. Free Rangers Vegan Footwear

Free Rangers Vegan Footwear for Women

With their apropos name, Free Rangers makes unique, free style vegan shoes that are both comfortable and stylish. All of their shoes are handmade to order in their workshop in the UK. They’re also 100% cruelty-free. Plus, they come in 19 different colors.

Free Rangers Vegan Footwear for MenPrice: ~$89.00 – $168.00

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21. Novacas

Novacas Vegan ShoesIf you like the leather look, check out Novacas’ vegan shoes. Their name means “no cows” in Spanish – the perfect name for a vegan footwear company. All of their faux leather designs are made with non-toxic and PVC-free materials. Plus, they’re ethically made in Portugal.

Price: ~$109.99 – $220.00

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