Stylish vegan shoes aren’t as hard to find as they once were. Today, many brands offer styles crafted from cruelty-free materials as opposed to using animal hides like suede and leather for the upper. To help narrow down your choices, FN did some research and rounded up a few of our favorite options on the market from popular brands like Dr. Martens and Merrell. Our curated selection includes an oxford, a lace-up ankle boot and a model for hiking, so whether you’re looking for shoes for the office, a night out or to hit the trails, one of our picks should suit your needs.
1. Dr. Martens 1461 Vegan Oxford
The oxfords have a high-shine synthetic leather upper with a subtle two-tone finish.
Pros: They also come in a dark cherry red colorway. Air-cushioned soles are abrasion and slip-resist.
Cons: Some wearers may find these take some time to break in.
2. Ferro Aldo Blaine Lace-Up Boot
These ankle boots feature a water-resistant synthetic leather upper and flexible rubber soles.
Pros: The exterior is double stitched for added durability. A sturdy side zipper closure and heel tab make these easy to put on or take off without a hassle. They’re available in three colorways to choose from.
Cons: The toebox is a bit narrow.
3. Merrell Moab 2 Vegan Hiking Shoe
These hiking shoes are crafted with a synthetic and mesh upper, a protective rubber toe cap and a breathable mesh lining.
Pros: M Select FRESH antimicrobial agents control odor. An air-cushioned heel absorbs shock and increases stability. Merrell’s Kinetic Fit BASE removable contoured insole delivers flexible support. The tongue is designed to keep debris out.
Cons: They only come in one color.
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