Stay In Style: Discovering Vegans Shoes For Women
For fashionable female vegans out there, perhaps one of the dilemmas they might have with living the kind of lifestyle is the fear of losing or giving up their sense of style.
While this might sound trivial to some, this is something that female vegans might have thought of once or twice before.
Take women’s shoes for example! Some of us have dreams of having a shoe closet ala Carrie Bradshaw but given the fact that we are vegans, it would seem like an impossible dream.
Before you start losing hope, I am here today to help you find the perfect pair of women’s vegan shoes! I will be featuring different shoe brands that you should check out ASAP, so keep reading!
Say Goodbye To Leather And The Like
Before I tell you all about the amazing vegan shoe brands that are out there in the market, we have to remember some of the no-nos when it comes to purchasing footwear. This usually involves materials like:
Finding The Right Vegan Shoes For Women
While finding stylish yet vegan shoes for women might come as a challenge, it’s certainly not something unattainable. In choosing a pair of vegan shoes, you can consider the following materials as vegan approved:
- Stretch Fake Suede
- Faux Leather or Pleather
- Faux Suede or Suedette
- Man-made materials
Check Out These Vegan Shoe Brands For Women
Stay fab and not drab by amping up your fashion game today! Let your inner fashionista out by pairing your #OOTD with vegan-friendly shoes from the following brands.
1. Beyond Skin
Since its inception in 2001, the brand has featured a wide array of shoes in different styles that could fit every occasion imaginable!
Based in Brighton in the UK, the brand showcases handmade shoes made of sustainable and leather-free materials. Also, their products are lined with 100% recycled faux leather with a plant polymer coating.
In terms of price points, their shoes aren’t exactly the cheapest (around $50 to $200). However, remember the fact that their shoe products are being handmade in Alicante, Spain.
Surely you know there’s a lot of love and effort being exerted in that!
To add, if you’re a vegan and a fan of the beautiful Natalie Portman, this might be the brand you have been looking for. Natalie has worn shoes from Beyond Skin at the Golden Globes, at the Oscars, and even in her movie V for Vendetta.
If you’re keen to check out the brand’s amazing collection, head on over to their website and browse to your heart’s content.
2. Matt and Nat
Known in fashion circles as one of the top brands when it comes to vegan accessories, Canadian label Matt and Nat also has an amazing collection of shoes that women would love!
The brand name of “Matt and Nat” comes from MAT(T)ERIAL + NATURE.
Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, the brand prides itself on being a vegan brand as there are no animal products used in the production of the stuff they are selling.
The brand makes use of materials such as PU (polyurethane) and PVC (polyvinyl chloride) to create exciting and functional shoes for both men and women.
When it comes to the costs, be prepared to shell out some $. While it is not as expensive as Beyond Skin, for example, the prices depend on the type of shoes you have your eyes on.
A pair of women’s sandals could go for over $60.00 and their boots start at about $90.00.
Apart from purchasing their shoes from their official website and stores in some parts of Canada, you can also get them from some boutiques in countries like the UK, the United States, Australia, Japan, and Germany.
BONUS: To learn how to take care of your vegan shoes, check out the video below.
As a PETA approved brand, Veerah has a collection of sleek and sexy footwear that elevate any vegan’s wardrobe.
The name comes from the Sanskrit word for “warrior”. The brand prides itself on being 100% vegan and this is thoroughly covered by breaking down the materials they are using in making these gorgeous and luxurious shoes that they are selling.
As a brand, Veerah is committed to the following: be compassionate (by being 100% cruel free), be smart, be empowering!
If there are words to describe Veerah shoes, it could be “comfy luxe.”
Another interesting thing about the brand is that the shoes are named after some of the pretty strong and fearless women like Frida Kahlo, Aubrey Hepburn, Maya Angelou Florence Nightingale, and Mulan. Now, that’s what I call GIRL POWER!
These shoes are not for those on a budget, as the prices range from $258 to $348.
4. Moo Shoes
Born in New York City, the brand is a vegan-owned business that sells a variety of cruelty-free products – ranging from bags, t-shirts, bags, accessories books, wallets and of course – shoes.
Founded in 2001, Moo Shoes was the first store of its kind in NYC then. Since 2014, a sister store has opened in sunny Los Angeles, California.
Based on its website, among the best sellers is a pair of Pepper Clog in Black from the company’s own brand Novacas. The store also carries shoes made of 100% synthetic materials from top brands like Dr. Martens and Melissa.
The cheapest shoe they sell is $20, and the most expensive is $365.
5. Olsenhaus - Pure Vegan
Established by Elizabeth Olsen (not to be confused with the actress) in August of 2008 in New York City, the brand believes that “illustrate plundering, cruelty, and greed are not synonymous with true style”.
Olsenhaus is a brand that provides 100% ethical shoes to its consumers around the world. With its stylish and diverse line of shoes, it’s no wonder it’s one of the most sought after vegan brands around the world.
Like what I said in the beginning, some women might think that they have to give up their fashionable selves once they go vegan. However, as we now know, there is no need to sacrifice that aspect of our lives at all!
In the fashion world today, vegan shoe brands have emerged to cater to women who are looking for functional, stylish and ethically made footwear that they can wear on a daily basis.