My oh my, we have come a loooooong way when it comes to vegan fashion options!
There are now countless shoes that are made without animal hides and skin but they’re usually made with cheap materials that don’t last or worst, they’re made in poor working conditions with unregulated labor laws.
Thankfully there are several vegan and eco-conscious footwear brands that have gone above and beyond to making some of the world’s best animal-free, ethically-made, yet fashionable and trendy shoes!
Whether you’re looking for a pair of vegan wedges, stilettos, kitten heels, pumps, strappy high-heels, you name it, there’s a vegan and ethical version out there! To help you discover amongst the growing number of vegan shoe brands that offer a fantastic selection of heels, I’ve created this list of 10 women’s vegan shoe brands!
1. Beyond Skin (100% Vegan)
Looking for a footwear brand that truly cares? Beyond Skin vegan shoes care about all the little details that goes into making a truly cruelty-free and ethical footwear. All their non-leather shoes are made in Spain meanwhile the company is based in the UK. Beyond Skin shoes have been worn and adorn by many celebrities including Natalie Portman!
2. SUSI Studio (100% Vegan)
SUSI Studio vegan and sustainable footwear proves that it is possible to create conscious and beautiful shoes that are both stylish and responsible! All of SUSI Studio vegan shoes use sustainable materials like canvas, denim, hemp, and faux leather produced from recycled plastic bottles.
Where to buy: Online
3. Cri de Coeur (100% Vegan)
Cri de Coeur makes some of the most luxurious high-quality vegan shoes! Their vegan shoes have been worn by the likes of many celebrities including Anne Hathaway, Emily Deschanel, and Alicia Silverstone. This ethical vegan footwear brand only uses the most low-impact materials like reclaimed wood, organic hemp, and Ultrasuede made from recycled plastics, creating contemporary and compassionate footwear!
4. Wills London (100% Vegan)
If a pair of 4 inch high heels isn’t your thing and you’re looking for everyday shoes to wear to work, Wills London offers a fabulous selection of practical and comfortable vegan heels! This UK-based vegan footwear brand’s mission is to “bridge the gap between everyday people and ethically produced vegan shoes [….] getting the latest fashions at fair prices, while not hurting animals or people in the process.”
Where to buy: Online
5. NOAH Shoes (100% Vegan)
It’s hard to resist an Italian pair of heels and NOAH shoes are a great vegan and ethically-made Italian option! NOAH vegan shoes are “produced in limited numbers in Italy by small companies that guarantee fair working conditions. Our idea was to create exclusive Italian handcrafted footwear combining quality and style while respecting the environment, the animals and the human health.”
Where to buy: Online
6. Olsenhaus (100% Vegan)
Olsenhaus vegan footwear dominates in creating some of the most versatile and on-trend heels that can be worn day or night! If you haven’t heard of Olsenhaus before, well.. let’s just say, we can’t be friends. This US-based vegan footwear brand was created by an outspoken animal advocate, Elizabeth Olsen, her mission was to “merge passions for design, fashion, function and being a voice for animals, the environment, transparent business practices and unwavering values in ethical and social responsibilities”
7. BC Shoes
BC (Born in California) shoes are a great affordable vegan option! Not all BC shoes are vegan but most of them are and they’re all clearly labelled on their website. They offer several vegan heel options promising, “our vegan, eco-friendly and social conscious collections let you indulge in fashion with a purpose.”
I can just spend hours staring at a pair of Stella McCartney designer vegan shoes! Stella McCartney is known as the first vegetarian luxury brand, claiming “We do not use and have never used leather, skins, feathers or fur in any of our products, collaborations or licensed products.” Are they worth the very high price tag? You be the judge!
Where to buy: Online, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Holt Renfrew, Neiman Marcus
9. Neuaura Shoes (100% Vegan)
NEUAURA shoes offers a range of vegan heels from casual pumps, block sandals, to elegant high-heels! All of NEUAURA shoes are vegan as they are “committed to bringing quality, unique footwear that is animal free and eco-friendly. We do our best to ensure our manufacturing process and materials leave minimal impact on our planet.”
10. Opificio V (100% Vegan)
Opificio V’s designer vegan shoes were made to last, proving that Italian-made shoes can be both sustainable and luxurious! All of Opificio V’s shoes do not contain leather, glues with animal origin, and internal components with leather dust.
Price: €120 – €259
What are some of your favourite vegan heels?
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