14 Vegan Designer Shoes for Spring

February 10, 2016

The biggest struggle for vegashionistas is finding vegan designer shoes. I mean, the real ones. I don’t see Ferragamo or YSL making vegan shoes in the near future, so if you’re a cruelty-free fashionista you’ll have to look for the perfect pump in some other places.

Some high-end shoe designers have tried collaborations with ethical and cruelty-free producers, but they were just short time collaborations, often one collection and that was it. I know what you’re thinking: couldn’t they make the f***in’ shoes both in leather and in faux leather? That’s what I think. Shoe designers should follow Dr Martens example and produce a line of vegan shoes for conscious shoppers like you and me.

In the meantime though, we must quench our vegan designer shoes thirst. It can be done. There are high-quality shoes out there that maybe don’t go under the name of Jimmy Choo or Manolo Blahnik, but are gorgeous nonetheless. And if you need branded designer shoes like your life depends on it, there are also big names that produce vegan shoes. Praise the fashionistas Lord!

Vegan Designer Shoes

Stella McCartney

Although Stella McCartney brand is not 100% vegan, she’s famous for being a cruelty-free high-end fashion designer, and we’ll give her that.

Stella McCartney platform cutout vegan shoesStella McCartney vegan ankle boots

Faux Leather Star Platform WedgesBlack Faux Leather Ankle Boots

Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood is a favourite when it comes to ethical fashion and alternative fashion mixed together. Unfortunately, she still produces leather accessories and clothes, so her brand can’t be defined cruelty-free at all. Her long-time collaboration with Melissa Shoes is well-known; the brand only produces pvc shoes, no leather involved. It’s vegan for sure, but is it sustainable?

Vivienne Westwood Melissa pirate boots Vivienne Westwood Melissa ankle boots

Grey Anglomania + Melissa bootsBlack Melissa ankle boots

Jeffrey Campbell

Not strictly vegan (well, not even vegetarian) Jeffrey Campbell launched a collaboration with Convert for a vegan shoes line. You can find them on Convert website. Jeffrey Campbell also produced a vegan line for Free People and Nasty Gal; you can see (and purchase) them below.

Jeffrey Campbell for Nasty Gal cutout knee high vegan leather boots Jeffrey Campbell for Free People tigh high faux suede boots

Zandra Vegan Leather Cutout BootsParkway Tigh High Boots

 

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14 Vegan Designer Shoes for Spring

 

100% Vegan Shoe Brands

Cri de Coeur

Cri de Coeur is a completely vegan luxury accessories brand with a penchant for sustainable materials like recycled plastics, reclaimed wood and organic hemp. Their most famous line is Arden Wohl x Cri de Coeur: you can see why in the two samples below.

 Cri de Coeur peep toe vegan shoes Cri de Coeur vegan leather ankle boots

Clear heel peep toe shoesAnkle boots

Mink Shoes

Rebecca Mink put three year of work just to put her first collection out there. She flew all the way to Italy to look for the best artisans around and landed on the same master shoe makers who craft shoes for Louboutin, Jimmy Choo and Dolce&Gabbana. Mink Shoes are made of animal-free, eco-friendly materials and have nothing to envy luxury shoes for.

Mink Shoes tassels vegan leather booties Mink Shoes vegan leather studded pumps

Tassels vegan leather boots – Studded vegan pumps

Opificio V

Talking about skilled Italian craftsmen, Opificio V is an Italian brand that offers high-quality shoes that could definitely be defined vegan designer shoes. From classy pumps to more casual booties, Opificio V covers all needs of the more demanding vegashionistas.

Opificio V Blue Satin Vegan Sandals Black decolleté by Opificio V

Blue satin braided sandalsDark blue decolleté

Olsenhaus

Elizabeth Olsen is a pioneer animal rights advocate; she founded Olsenhaus in 2008, one of the first luxury vegan shoes on the market. Olsenhaus shoes are 100% cruelty-free, ethical, sustainable and they also give back to several animal organizations.

Olsenhaus vegan peep toe Olsenhaus white vegan flats

Black faux suede ankle bootsWhite vegan suede flats

 

Do you know any other vegan designer shoes brand? Let us know in a comment below and share the article with your friends. Let’s spread the cruelty-free love!

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