An increasing number of shoe brands are doing their part to provide customers with vegan offerings. Dozens of labels are now using synthetic materials instead of animal hides like leather and suede, while some even avoid animal-based glues for 100% vegan constructions. And to top it all off, the looks are pretty darn stylish, too. To help you find your perfect match, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite vegan shoes for women on the market, from boots to sneakers and casual everyday slip-ons. They’re also from respected brands like Toms and Dr. Martens, so you can feel even more confident about your purchase.
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1. Toms Avalon Slip-Ons
This classic style features a textile upper, cotton twill sock liner and removable comfort insole for added comfort. You can nab it in over a dozen colors and prints.
Pros: These also feature a rubber cupsole for added traction. As part of the brand’s mission, for every pair of these shoes that are sold, one pair is donated to a child in need.
Cons: They don’t offer much arch support.
2. Dr. Martens Vegan 1460
The Dr. Martens Vegan 1460 features an all-vegan construction, including synthetic materials in the upper for a supple, two-tone finish.
Pros: The sturdy style is built with solid traction to keep you stable on wet terrain.
Cons: These may squeak on hardwood floors.
3. Nike Epic React Flyknit 2
Nike’s Epic React Flyknit 2 is just one the brand’s animal-friendly offerings that swaps out leather for The Swoosh’s proprietary Flyknit material. The soft, stretchy upper provides lightweight support and is available in a range of eye-catching colors.
Pros: These are easy to take on and off. A molded heel creates a secure fit, while Nike React technology offers a plush yet responsive ride underfoot. The unique traction is made for grip where you need it most. While technically a running shoe, this look is stylish enough to be worn for casual everyday wear.
Cons: You may want to order a half size up.