Being a staunch vegan in terms of what you eat is one thing, but being a staunch vegan in terms of what you wear? That requires a level of commitment that not everyone is prepared for. It means no leather. No silk. No wool. But that’s a slightly dramatic assertion given how many of your clothes are PU (aka fake leather) and polyester, isn’t it? Besides, vegan clothes – at least when they’re from brands like House of Sunny and Nanushka – are actually very desirable now. And more still, sustainable. You can’t leave the house without shoes, though. Here are the best vegan trainers.
We wouldn’t recommend mounting a skateboard in these RE/DONE skate-inspired shoes, but they’re suitable for most other daring activities. Plus their soles are also partly recycled, which is a clear win for sustainability.
It’s hard to choose just one pair of VEJA vegan trainers but, if we must, we are going for the Marlin. If only for the thrill of the new, but also because they’re the brand’s most sustainable performance trainers to date. And if fluorescent green is not your thing, they come in a variety of other colours.
From Superstars to Stan Smiths, all the most iconic Adidas trainers are now available as vegan trainers – including Sambas!
These Good News x H&M trainers are Vegea™, a grape leather that’s made from the organic waste of winemaking. May you enjoy many glasses of the stuff in them.
In life there are many unavoidable truths, but one of them is this: if it’s stocked at Dover Street Market, it’s – for want of a better word – cool. Novesta is no exception.
Sometimes all you want from vegan trainers is simplicity. Or just a pair from Elliott.
Grey doesn’t have to be a signifier of misery if Superga’s vegan offering has anything to do with it.
The Reebok Nano X1 vegan shoes are designed for doing exercise in, but we won’t judge you if you don’t.
We don’t envy anyone tasked with deciding what Virón shoes to get – they all make us groan in wonder.
Honestly, Portugal just gets more alluring by the day. As well as being one of the few countries currently on the UK’s green list, it’s also the birthplace of these EKN shoes. We would like to go there immediately.
A plain white vegan trainer with a satisfying pop of colour? Look no further than Mercer.