The extensive list of top vegan sneakers below will help guide you into making ethical choices when it comes to buying cruelty-free runners and trainers.
Some of the vegan sneakers featured are ethical and animal friendly as well as sustainable. This means the materials used to make the shoes are not made from plastic or leather, but from sources like hemp, cork, apples, rubber, pineapples (Pinatex), felt, or plastic recycled from the ocean.
Note that some of the brands mentioned below also sell cosmetics that have tested on animals, or are owned by parent companies that test on animals.
Sustainable Vegan Sneakers
Some of the brands mentioned are choosing not to mass-produce their shoes, but to instead take custom orders and make the shoes as the order comes through. This means there is less wastage and a smaller carbon footprint from cutting out the middle-man and reducing transport.
Vegan Sneakers Men’s
Browse the links below to find men’s vegan sneakers, running shoes, trainers, fashion shoes, goth sneakers, street styles, and platform shoes. Colors and styles range from plain black and white to orange to tan, brown and gray, and bright fluorescent.
What shoe brands are vegan? Our list of vegan shoe brands below brings a range of men’s sneakers for every occasion to your fingertips. Just click the links to be taken to the brand’s website. Men’s footwear just got a whole lot more ethical.
Vegan Sneakers Women’s
Where to find the best vegan sneakers? Click the links in the table below to find yourself the perfect pair of women’s trainers. Many of the brands below offer all types of sneakers from alternative, runners, tennis shoes, fashion shoes, platforms, gothic, spiky, chunky, and classic black or white sneakers.
Vegan Sneakers Brands
Looking for a full list of vegan brands that sell sneakers? Check out our complete list of vegan shoe brands here. The brands have been sorted by country, whether they ship internationally, the styles of shoes they sell, as well as men’s, women’s, and kid’s shoes.
White Vegan Sneakers
Some of the more popular shoe brands that offer white sneakers are Stella McCartney, Ahimsa, BAHATIKA, and Biankina.
Black Vegan Sneakers
There are many ethical shoe brands that sell black sneakers including BAHATIKA, Ethletic, Cowhugger, and Brave Gentleman.
Sneakers and runners have come a long way in terms of the ecological footprint they leave behind. Using sustainable materials and fabrics has become more popular as brands try and reduce their carbon footprint, as well as change their focus to a more ethical and kind way of producing fashion without breaching human rights using slave labor, or being cruel to animals.
Some of the more sustainable type fabrics are recycled ocean plastics, leather look-a-like materials made from pineapples (Pinatex) or apples (Von D Shoes) as well as mushrooms, cork, hemp, canvas, rubber, and of course the less environmentally friendly but still vegan fabrics made from plastics like PVC and vinyl.
Made To Order Brands
Some brands have decided that in order to reduce their impact on the planet, only making shoes as the order comes in is the best way to avoid over-production and waste. No more sales and unwanted stock. No more transporting the goods from manufacturer to warehouse, to distributor, to customer. They make one pair, then ship the shoes directly to the customer.
Adidas Vegan Sneakers
Adidas has collaborated with Parley to create the Alphabounce sneaker made from upcycled plastic trash. The Adidas x Parley training wear is produced with low energy and low water printing process and is manufactured using at least 75% upcycled plastic trash while still offering breathability and support.
Now you don’t have to choose between better performance or a better planet.”
Adidas states on their website that a truck’s worth of plastic trash is dumped into the oceans every minute and that if the oceans die, we all die. There will be more plastic than fish in the sea by 2050.
Adidas has a goal of ceasing use of virgin polyester completely by 2024, and have the mindset that any new plastic created today will become a plastic problem tomorrow. This is why Adidas Adidas has a goal of ceasing the use of virgin polyester completely by 2024.
Nike Vegan Sneakers
Nike is releasing a sneaker called the Space Hippie made from the trash from recycled plastic water bottles, t-shirts, and yarn scraps. The picture below features low-tops and high-tops in neutral gray and brown shades with a bright orange accent.
These sneakers are made from 15% Nike Grind rubber there combined with 100% recycled foam materials to help cushion your feet while walking, running, and jumping.
ESPRIT Vegan Sneakers
ESPRIT has come out with its own vegan sneaker range that is PETA-approved and made from materials that are supposedly eco-friendly. At the moment, they are only available in the EU and the UK.
Puma Vegan Sneakers
PUMA has released a sneaker called the CELL Dome Galaxy and is vegan certified by the European Vegetarian Union. The PUMA sneakers come in both black and white, with black and purple accents.
Saucony Vegan Sneakers
The Saucony vegan sneakers are made from hemp and canvas and free from animal leather, animal by-products, and their derivatives. They come in 3 colors; black, blue, and gray.
Looking for high-top sneakers that don’t harm animals? FUGU (Cool Japanese Shoes) has 100% vegan high-top sneakers that are available worldwide. This brand sells hi-top shoes that are reminiscent of the kinds of shoes worn in Japanese cartoons and all shoes are made out of cotton mixed with canvas and recycled rubber (nishin rubber) making them 100% vegan.
What is the difference between Maguro and Sa-Me and Ka-Ni and Sa-Ba? Maguro and Ka-Ni shoes are suitable for dancing, walking, as they have a good grip and are lightweight and flexible.
Sa–Me and Sa-Ba are ideal for people working in physical jobs that require leg and foot protection. The shoes have frontal iron protection that adds to the weight of the shoe but doe not change the grip in any way.
HUGO BOSS sneakers are made from the by-product of the existing agriculture system that requires no extra resources to grow the pineapples, so this means there is additional income for the farming communities without any extra resources being used.
Hugo Boss has created a sneaker made from sustainable fabric made from 80% pineapple leaf fiber, 20% Polylactide, Lining: 50% Cotton, 50% Linen. The low-top trainers have cotton laces and a recycled TPU outsole.
Chunky Vegan Sneakers
There are two notable vegan shoe brands that create chunky vegan sneakers; Rombaut and Koi Footwear. Both brands focus on high-quality chunky shoes that appeal to the younger more fashionable market, and both ship internationally which is great for vegans worldwide.
The chunky sneakers below are all available from Koi Footwear.
Stella McCartney Vegan Sneakers
Stella McCartney teamed up with Adidas to create a sneaker made from leather-free materials like recycled polyester. The shoes feature Stan Smith Stella McCartney portraits on the tongue, laser-cut stars on the sides, and a signature Stella McCartney heel patch with the rainbow logo.
Kat Von D
Kat Von D has come out with her own range of shoes that are 100% free of materials derived from animals.
HEX, her unisex sneaker featured below is popular.
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