I‘ve spoken before about the ethical dilemma of leather vs. non leather and six months on I’ll still not entirely sure what the answer is. Personally as a vegetarian I’m happy to wear vintage or secondhand leather or new vegetable tanned leather, but equally I understand that not everyone is happy wearing leather.
If you’re not happy wearing animal based products then I’ve been on the lookout for some stylish women’s vegan shoes. I think I’ve done alright – I’ve found a selection for most occasions that I think you’ll love:
Here are some lovely women’s vegan shoes, from the top:
Esprit Women have a lovely range of vegan PETA approved shoes. I think Esprit may have had a fairly checkered past with regards to ethical issues, but seem to be making roads to resolve this. This association with PETA just launched in July, and I hope it’s the start of good things to come from this high street retailer. I’m liking these lace up ankle boots (£55) and these tiger print trainers (£45) from their vegan range.
I’m a little bit in love with these teal Oxford style vegan heels from Beyond Skin (£71). Alas, they only have them left in small sizes otherwise I’d have these in a heartbeat….
Good old TOMS UK have some funky women’s vegan shoes in stock. I love this zebra print pair (£39.99) – they’d look great with skinny jeans.
These ethical tan brogues (£87) from Bourgeois Boheme are so pretty. I do like a good pair of brogues, they make wonderful shoes for autumn.
Finally Inkkas have some lovely hand made and fair-trade vegan trainers. I’m especially taken with these grey ones (£44) with their jazzy South American fabric panelling. What a way to brighten up an outfit!
Which ones are your favourite?