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Looking for an alternative to typical leather shoes? TFG has rounded up a selection of beautiful vegan shoes women love!

 


Womens Vegan Shoes

Written By: Laura Pulling


 

 

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Shoes, shoes, shoes! (You can never have too many pairs—am I right!?) I’m certainly a sucker for an adorable pair of sandals and have to hold myself back when I see a pair of ankle booties!

While leather material is widely used, there is a growing trend from shoe manufacturers to finally make vegan womens shoes readily available. If you’re just venturing into trying them out, you may have questions about it.

 

 

What Are Vegan Shoes?

 

How do vegan shoe brands produce these types of shoes? Mostly made without animal byproducts or materials, vegan shoes are composed of a variety of synthetic fabrics such as polyurethane (PU). And the sole is not crafted from leather, but a partly recycled resin while insoles are recycled cardboard (industry standard) that are all animal-free.

 

 

Is There a Difference Between Vegan and Vegetarian Shoes?

 

Yes! (However, in this article we have just looked at vegan options.) A vegetarian shoe won’t be made of leather, but can often be made using other animal products like wool and beeswax. 

A big plus of a vegan shoe is how easy it is to take care of! No need to spray them or worry about leather cracking or drying out on you. Just use a soft brush to wipe off shoes after a rain or once a month or so to remove dust or debris. Another option is to clean with a damp cloth and a bit of mild soap. 

Also, the time of stiff, uncomfortable shoes is over, as vast improvements have been made in vegan shoes womens styles and their construction. 

 

So take a gander at TFG’s round-up of the top vegan friendly shoes that are cute and comfy! 

 

 

Best Vegan Flat Shoes and Vegan Penny Loafers

 

 

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Shop: Rothy’s 

 

Rothy’s Vegan Big Cat Ballet Flats

 

At TFG we love Rothy’s flats for traveling, and despite the appearance, no animals were harmed in making these vegan pointy toe ballet flats! Pair these with anything for a fashionista twist on a simple outfit.

Reviews are awesome for these cute vegan shoes, with one sharing, “These Rothy’s are the cutest most versatile pair of shoes, I have purchased.” But wearers warn that you may need to size up. 

If you want our readers’ take on Rothy’s flats, read our review!

 

 

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Shop: Amazon 

 

Ahimsa Vegan Francisca Loafer

 

Ahimsa is a Brazilian based brand, with their styles handmade in their own small factory in São Paulo (one of the only 100% vegan shoe companies in the world). These vegan work shoes are ready for the boardroom or for a stylish daytime look or take them traveling. Team these Ahimsa shoes with Ponte pants and an oversized linen shirt to look effortless casual when strolling the streets along the Seine!

 

These are the most cute and comfortable ballet flats for trave!

 

 

Best Vegan Boots and Rain Boots

 

 

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Shop: Amazon | Zappos 

 

Matt & Nat Vegan Leather Boots

 

Matt & Nat are a vegan brand that doesn’t use any animal products in their shoes. In fact, they use recycled plastic bottles in their linings (yay!). These cute are loved by wearers for both their comfort and style, with wearers rating the buttery soft uppers, and comfort “straight from the box”.

 

 

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Shop: Amazon | Zappos 

 

Matt & Nat Tokio Vegan Booties Women’s

 

Another pick are these Matt & Nat vegan leather boots womens ankle boot style. The stylish imitation suede is super cute, and the durable sole and stacked heel make these great for exploring a new city in the fall. 

One reviewer did just that, explaining, “They’re super comfortable and amazing for long walks in the city. They don’t offer a ton of warmth so get some merino wool socks to keep you warm.” Wearers warn that they run a size too big, so bear this in mind when ordering!

 

 

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Shop: Zappos 

 

Matt & Nat Deena Vegan Ankle Boots

 

And another Matt & Nat pick (…last one we promise!) are these stylish ankle boots. These vegan boots women love have a square cut toe box and a wrapped 2 and a 1/2” heel that gives height, without being too uncomfortable when walking.

The back zipper makes them easy to slip on and off, and as well as this luxe chocolate color, they also come in a vivid shade of violet too. 

 

 

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Shop: Amazon | Zappos | Walmart | Shoes.com

 

Arcopedico Vegan Booties

 

For women who aim to walk a few miles, try these super comfy Arcopedico boots. They’re water-resistant and super lightweight, making them great for travel. Plus they are well cushioned and have arch support that your feet will thank you for!

One wearer shares, “I wore these boots almost every day for a month while being a tourist in Germany. They’re extremely lightweight and I almost felt like I was wearing slippers.”

 

 

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Shop: Amazon | Zappos | Shoes.com 

 

JBU Brunswick Winter Vegan Womens Boots

 

These heavy-duty JBU Brunswick winter boots with vegan leather have a faux-fur upper that’s cozy, a cushioned memory foam bed, and a traction rubber sole that won’t slip on icy surfaces. 

The metal hardware and traditional laces, along with the antimicrobial treatment (Microban®) mean you can be snug and wear these all day without accumulating odors. One wearer says these may “not be waterproof,” but are “ready for the cold and consider them the best vegan winter boots.”

 

 

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Shop: Amazon | Zappos | Nordstrom | Bloomingdale’s 

 

Hunter Original Short Packable Vegan Rain Boots 

 

This is a top brand for rain boots, and they’ve gone one step further by making these Hunter boots packable for travel. They are extra flexible and wrap up into a small bundle (neat!). 

Wearers love these, calling them “cool and stylish,” they also share that the shorter height is great if you have wider calves too. 

 

Find out our readers’ picks for the best black ankle boots for travel!

 

 

Best Vegan Sneakers

 

 

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Shop: Amazon | Merrell | Zappos 

 

Merrell Women’s Gridway 

 

Always great quality, these Merrell non leather sneakers are made of a 100% recycled yarn knit, and equipped with an EVA footbed and midsole that make these absolutely springy to walk in!

Travelers adore this brand, with one saying, “Love these shoes. They provide the perfect amount of comfort and style to take you from everyday errands to day-long sightseeing.”

 

 

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Shop: Amazon | adidas | Asos  

 

adidas Vegan Shoes

 

Talk about adorable! These adidas vegan leather sneakers look similar to the brand’s signature styles but without using animal products. 

The upper is made of a coated polyurethane that’s been coated and the shoe is topped off by a sturdy rubber outsole. And true to their word, any glues or colors are animal-free.

One wearer has this to say about these vegan trainers, “Really good fit, comfortable, and they look great.” And another user adds to that, “These shoes are comfortable and easy to wear with various outfits. The quality is excellent and I love that they use vegan products.”

 

 

Best Vegan Hiking Boots 

 

 

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Shop: Amazon | Merrell | Dilliard’s 

 

Merrell Women’s Siren Edge 3

 

For a day hitting the trails, and glimpsing animals in the wild (rather than as your attire) these Merrell vegan hiking sneakers are for you! Uniquely designed for a women’s foot, with a gloriously sticky outsole for great traction on all terrains, this shoe is loved by those that wear it, rating the comfort and fit, straight from the box, with one sharing, “I can’t wait to put them on and get outside every day.”

 

 

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Shop: AmazonZappos 

 

Merrell All Out Blaze Vegan Hiking Shoes

 

For the best vegan hiking shoes, we have more Merrell vegan shoes for you! The breathable construction offers comfort, with wearers sharing they are super supportive and fit like a glove. Wearers rate these high for hikes, and trail running, and use them daily for everything from walking the dog, to training in the gym. 

One wearer shares, “I was looking for a trail-worthy shoe that I could wear on hikes and on uneven terrain. These are by far the best fitting and most comfortable shoes right out of the box.”

 

We’re sharing what our readers recommended as the best white sneakers for travel!

 

 

Best Vegan Slip On Shoes

 

 

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Shop: AmazonZappos | KOHL’S | Walmart 

 

JBU Meadow Vegan Orthopedic Shoes

 

Although they may look cute and girly, these tough multi-terrain JBU mary jane shoes are perfect for hitting the trail. They’re made with a vegan nubuck leather upper with cute petal-inspired perforations, and a squishy soft memory foam footbed. You can slip in them and secure them with the velcro strap.

One wearer explains, “I spend a lot of time outdoors and was looking for a cute shoe with a closed heel so little stones wouldn’t get in and irritate me. I ordered the denim color and couldn’t be happier with my choice.”

 

 

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Shop: Amazon | Zappos | Zulily 

 

JBU Vegan Wildflower Mary Janes

 

These JBU vegan leather shoes are great for wide feet. With girly cut out and stitched details, you can wear them all summer long, thanks to their comfy footbed and antimicrobial treatment that helps keep odors at bay.

One wearer says, “I love these Jambu vegan shoes. They’re super comfortable right out of the box, and absolutely darling to look at!”

 

 

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Shop: AmazonTOMS | Zappos 

 

TOMS Clemente Slip-On

 

The Clemente is the low ride TOMS that work for every occasion. The perfect cross of a slip on and stylish sneaker, these TOMS vegan shoes have an OrthoLite Eco insole for lightweight cushioning, so you can walk all day.

 

 

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Shop: Amazon | Zappos | Dilliard’s 

 

Sanuk Donna Vegan Casual Shoes

 

These canvas comfortable vegan shoes by Sanuk are great for late spring or summer. They’re lightweight and breathable with a yoga mat comfort insole for soft, squishy comfort, and an outsole that provides long-lasting durability and traction.

 

 

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Shop: AmazonZappos | Shoes.com 

 

Arcopedico LS Vegan Sneakers 

 

For comfort in every stride, grab these Acropedico vegan sneakers with double arch support. They have a knit upper for cute long-lasting wear and the lining contains an antimicrobial deodorizing system to reduce any smells!

One wearer took them on a long adventure around China, sharing, “Oh my god, they’re  the best! My problem feet were so happy in these—they were great everywhere from long walks in the cities to trekking in the mountains.” 

 

Find out what our readers vote as the best slip on sneakers for travel!

 

 

Best Vegan Sandals

 

 

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Shop: Amazon | Free People 

 

Birkenstock Eva Arizona Vegan Sandals

 

If you’re looking for one of the best vegan sandals women’s brands, look no further than these Birkenstocks. They have a limited edition line of vegan sandals and they’re under $50!

These have the classic EVA footbed, and because they’re vegan, super easy to take care of, just wash with some mild soap and water. One review says, “These Free People vegan shoes are extremely comfortable. No need to break them in. From the first moment I put them on it felt like I’d been wearing them for years!”

 

 

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Shop: Amazon | Zappos | Backcountry 

 

Teva Sirra Vegan Walking Sandals 

 

These Teva Sirra sandals are loved by TFGs for hiking, and this pick is vegan too! They have an ultra-wearable design that can be worn for festivals, hikes, and traveling. Plus, these eco vegan shoes are created using synthetic and plant-based materials and save four plastic bottles from ending up in landfills.

One wearer raves about this vegan sandals women style saying, “They’re the cutest ones I’ve found and incredibly comfortable.”

 

 

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Shop: Amazon | Zappos | Macy’s 

 

Teva Original Universal Vegan Walking Sandals 

 

These Teva vegan walking sandals feature a universal strapping system, meaning they can be adjusted to fit any size and shape of foot. They’re not only animal friendly, but good for the planet too, containing a minimum of 20% recycled content. And they come in soooo many cute colors and prints.

One wearer shares, “These are the only sandals I travel with and replace them whenever they wear out. They’re great for walking and adjust to my feet in all types of conditions. I use them for hiking, swimming, walking, and whatever life throws at me.”

 

 

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Shop: Zappos | Macy’s | Reef 

 

Reef Vista Slide Vegan Sandals Women’s

 

These Reef vegan sandals with arch support are crafted with animal-friendly alternatives. These double-strap sandals have faux-leather uppers in a slide on style with a memory foam footbed that’s cushion soft.

Wearers love them and share they look great with dresses or jeans, one explains, “They’re comfortable to wear all day and I don’t find myself gripping my toes to keep them on like other sandals with single straps.”

 

 

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Shop: AmazonZappos | Reef

 

Reef Vista Hi Vegan Slide Platform Sandals

 

If you loved the previous Reef sandals, but want a little height, check out this platform option!

We couldn’t put it any better than this review which says, “It’s right on-trend with the platform and the sandal look. The white is super cute and goes with so many outfits! I’ve gotten so many compliments and two of my friends have already ordered themselves a pair!”

 

 

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Shop: Amazon | Zappos | Belk 

 

JBU Caymen Vegan Memory Foam Sandals 

 

These summery strappy JBU memory foam sandals with memory foam insoles are cute and conform to your feet like a glove. The slip-resistant All Terra rubber outsole makes them great for exploring cities and being on your feet all day, with the JBU antimicrobial treatment to keep out odors and give you a cooler, drier feel.

Wearers share they are “super cute”, but are probably a better style for somebody with narrower feet. 

 

Find out the best sandals for travel this summer!

 

 

Best Vegan Flip Flops

 

 

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Shop: Amazon | CHACO | Backcountry 

 

Chaco Lost Coast Vegan Sandals

 

Chaco vegan supportive sandals have an ultralight construction that is a stylish alternative to a flip flop. The molded footbed is slim but has a contoured shape that keeps you supported all day long. Reviews for these share that the style is a great mix between sporty and casual, but some wearers say that the straps can be too wide/narrow, and don’t adjust.  

 

 

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Shop: Amazon | Zappos

 

Sanuk Yoga Joy Vegan Flip Flops

 

These cute metallic Sanuk vegan flip flops are ready to hit the beach! Made with a real yoga mat sole, with arch support for comfort, they are easy to wear all day long. 

Wearers rate them for their comfort and style, with many sharing that they own a couple of colors. One adds, “Super comfy soles make walking a breeze!”

 

 

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Shop: Amazon | Zappos 

 

Chaco Lowdown Vegan Flip Flops

 

These Chaco flip flops are the epitome of comfort. Designed for a woman’s foot, with a soft footbed combined with arch support, and shock absorption. They provide traction, even when it’s wet outside. 

Wearers warn that they run a little tight, so you may want to size up, but one shares, “These flip flops are comfortable, I would definitely repurchase.”

 

 

Best Wedge Vegan Heels

 

 

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Shop: Amazon | Zappos 

 

JBU Nelly Vegan Wedges

 

These JBU vegan wedges are like a boot and strappy heel combined, made from a microbuck synthetic leather upper with breathable, stylish die-cut perforations. They’re sturdy and durable, with great traction outsoles and memory foam insoles.

One wearer took these vegan dress shoes womens style on a Europe trip and shares, “They’re very lightweight, perfect for my carry-on, and I’ve been walking around town with them and so far they pass the comfort test.”

 

 

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Shop: Amazon | TOMS 

 

TOMS Monica Mule Sandal

 


These 100% vegan TOMS mule platforms are beyond cute! The upper is textile with an EVA rubber outsole to handle walking surfaces. And the insole is made of OrthoLite® Eco X40, total cushioning that’s composed of recycled and plant-derived materials. 

The roping around the wedge gives it a breezy espadrille look, so spot-on for a tropical vacay or an outdoor wedding. One reviewer espouses its virtues. “These sandals are so beautiful and comfortable!! I cannot tell you how many compliments I get on them! Highly recommended.”

 

Check out our top vacation picks for cute summer sandals!

 

 

Vegan Footwear Product Comparison Chart

 

BRAND | MODEL FEATURES | REVIEWS RATING | PRICE
Best Vegan Flat Shoes and Vegan Penny Loafers
Rothy’s Vegan Big Cat Ballet Flats “These Rothy’s are the cutest most versatile pair of shoes, I have purchased.” Check Price
Ahimsa Vegan Francisca Loafer These vegan work shoes are ready for the boardroom or for a stylish daytime look or take them traveling. Check Price
Best Vegan Boots and Rain Boots
Matt & Nat Vegan Leather Boots These cute are loved by wearers for both their comfort and style, with wearers rating the buttery soft uppers, and comfort “straight from the box”. Check Price
Matt & Nat Tokio Vegan Booties Women’s “They're super comfortable and amazing for long walks in the city. They don't offer a ton of warmth so get some merino wool socks to keep you warm.” Check Price
Matt & Nat Deena Vegan Ankle Boots The back zipper makes them easy to slip on and off, and as well as this luxe chocolate color, they also come in a vivid shade of violet too.  Check Price
Arcopedico Vegan Booties One wearer shares, “I wore these boots almost every day for a month while being a tourist in Germany. They’re extremely lightweight and I almost felt like I was wearing slippers.” Check Price
JBU Brunswick Winter Vegan Womens Boots One wearer says these may “not be waterproof,” but are “ready for the cold and consider them the best vegan winter boots.” Check Price
Hunter Original Short Packable Vegan Rain Boots  Wearers love these, calling them “cool and stylish,” they also share that the shorter height is great if you have wider calves too.  Check Price
Best Vegan Sneakers
Merrell Women's Gridway  ravelers adore this brand, with one saying, “Love these shoes. They provide the perfect amount of comfort and style to take you from everyday errands to day long sightseeing.” Check Price
adidas Vegan Shoes “Really good fit, comfortable, and they look great.” And another user adds to that, “These shoes are comfortable and easy to wear with various outfits. The quality is excellent and I love that they use vegan products.” Check Price
Best Vegan Hiking Boots and Shoes
Merrell Women's Siren Edge 3 “I can't wait to put them on and get outside everyday.” Check Price
Merrell All Out Blaze Vegan Hiking Shoes One wearer shares, “I was looking for a trail worthy shoe that I could wear on hikes and on uneven terrain. These are by far the best fitting and most comfortable shoes right out of the box.” Check Price
Best Vegan Slip On Shoes
JBU Meadow Vegan Orthopedic Shoes One wearer explains, “I spend a lot of time outdoors and was looking for a cute shoe with a closed heel so little stones wouldn't get in and irritate me. I ordered the denim color and couldn't be happier with my choice.” %STARY% Check Price
JBU Vegan Wildflower Mary Janes One wearer says, “I love these Jambu vegan shoes. They’re super comfortable right out of the box, and absolutely darling to look at!” Check Price
TOMS Clemente Slip-On he perfect cross of a slip on and stylish sneaker, these TOMS vegan shoes have an OrthoLite Eco insole for lightweight cushioning, so you can walk all day. Check Price
Sanuk Donna Vegan Casual Shoes They’re lightweight and breathable with a yoga mat comfort insole for soft, squishy comfort, and an outsole that provides long-lasting durability and traction. Check Price
Arcopedico LS Vegan Sneakers  “Oh my god, they’re  the best! My problem feet were so happy in these—they were great everywhere from long walks in the cities to trekking in the mountains.”  Check Price
Best Vegan Sandals
Birkenstock Eva Arizona Vegan Sandals One review says, “These Free People vegan shoes are extremely comfortable. No need to break them in. From the first moment I put them on it felt like I’d been wearing them for years!” Check Price
Teva Sirra Vegan Walking Sandals One wearer raves about this vegan sandals women style saying, “They’re the cutest ones I’ve found and incredibly comfortable.” Check Price
Teva Original Universal Vegan Walking Sandals  One wearer shares, “These are the only sandals I travel with and replace them whenever they wear out. They’re great for walking and adjust to my feet in all types of conditions. I use them for hiking, swimming, walking, and whatever life throws at me.” Check Price
Reef Vista Slide Vegan Sandals Women’s “They’re comfortable to wear all day and I don’t find myself gripping my toes to keep them on like other sandals with single straps.” Check Price
Reef Vista Hi Vegan Slide Platform Sandals “It’s right on-trend with the platform and the sandal look. The white is super cute and goes with so many outfits! I’ve gotten so many compliments and two of my friends have already ordered themselves a pair!” Check Price
JBU Caymen Vegan Memory Foam Sandals  Wearers share they are “super cute”, but are probably a better style for somebody with narrower feet.  Check Price
Best Vegan Flip Flops
Chaco Lost Coast Vegan Sandals Reviews for these share that the style is a great mix between sporty and casual, but some wearers say that the straps can be too wide/narrow, and don’t adjust.   Check Price
Sanuk Yoga Joy Vegan Flip Flops Wearers rate them for their comfort and style, with many sharing that they own a couple of colors. One adds, “Super comfy soles make walking a breeze!” Check Price
Chaco Lowdown Vegan Flip Flops Wearers warn that they run a little tight, so you may want to size up, but one shares, “These flip flops are comfortable, I would definitely repurchase.” Check Price
Best Wedge Vegan Heels
JBU Nelly Vegan Wedges One wearer took these vegan dress shoes womens style on a Europe trip and shares, “They’re very lightweight, perfect for my carry-on, and I've been walking around town with them and so far they pass the comfort test.” Check Price
TOMS Monica Mule Sandal “These sandals are so beautiful and comfortable!! I cannot tell you how many compliments I get on them! Highly recommended.” Check Price

 

 

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Compass Rose Packing Cubes

 

How to Pack Vegan Comfort Shoes

 

If you’re ready to take your shoes on a getaway, start by selecting a container such as a shoe bag or a packing cube, then pack according to your type of luggage. See more in the video below.

 

Watch this video to start learning how to organize with packing cubes!

 

Whether you have a front loading or top loading backpack, it’s crucial to put your shoes first, at the bottom. If you’re planning to pack shoes in a rolling carry-on, remember that it stands sideways, so it’s important to note how it functions when it is upright. Most often, your shoes will need to be packed close to the wheels, so that the luggage maintains its balance in transit. This is the secret to packing carry-on only!

 

 


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