Whether you’re an eco warrior or trying your best to live a more environmentally friendly lifestyle, sustainability is THE topic at the moment in fashion. We’re all becoming more and more conscious of our environmental footprint and luckily in this age and era, it’s easier than ever to find vegan boots, sneakers and shoes that don’t compromise on the style factor. Here’s a few of our shoedrobe faves that are leading the movement with their ethical and sustainable practices:
These kicks might have lost the leather, but don’t worry, they’re still 100% that Docs you know and love. Constructed from Dr. Marten’s go-to vegan material: the black Felix Rub Off, this heavyweight, high-shine synthetic material stays true to the iconic Docs look and feel. On top of that, the shoes are finished off with their signature Goodyear Welted lines and AirWair heel loop, making the range a fast favourite for Docs lovers everywhere.
Arguable the biggest name in the world of skate, our faves at Vans have now made a name for themselves with their variety of vegan-friendly kicks. This includes some of your tried and true faves, including the Vans Authentic, Classic Slip-On and Era along with the SK8-Hi in True White. These kicks use a canvas material over leather or suede AND all the materials that are used (including the adhesives) are free of any animal by-product, so you can rest easy knowing that they are vegan from toe to tip. Vans also breaks the myth that vegan footwear isn’t as durable has their non-vegan counterparts. Afterall, shopping ethically doesn’t stop with the construction and materialisation of the shoe, it extends to what happen afterwards. Does it withstand the elements, or does it go to the landfill after only a few month’s wear? Built for skaters, ALL Vans shoes are expected to withstand the hardest wear and tear and therefore, made to last. This extends to their vegan-friendly shoes too!
Now that you know what shoes are *actually* vegan, you can kick it with confidence. Shop our vegan shoe range in-store and online now.