No more sneakers - elegant shoes for all styles without animal suffering and with an ethical supply chain? Here are the most beautiful brands for vegan dress shoes for women and men
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Author: Miko Takama
Ethics and animal welfare belong to sustainable fashion. Many consumers therefore also opt for vegan products within their fashion choices. When it comes to vegan dress shoes for women and men, this means products without leather. However, plastic is usually used as a substitute, which is also not particularly sustainable and also not durable or of high quality. But there is a remedy. Here are the most beautiful brands for vegan dress shoes that last a long time.
Warning: vegan doesn't necessarily mean ethical
One of the biggest misunderstandings of vegan fashion is that vegan products are always ethical. But some brands use synthetic leather for their vegan products and market those as ethical. Even if they do not follow any standards to secure people rights within their supply chain. A growing number of brands however offer ethical vegan dress shoes using innovative and nature-based leather alternatives.
Gone are the days of renunciation. Innovative materials such as recycled PET, recycled nylon or plant-based materials such as cork, Piñatex and natural rubber offer a remedy. Whether you are dressing up for a cocktail party or a romantic evening, you have more options nowadays and you do not have to sacrifice style. Here are some of our favorite 100% vegan dress shoes that are well-made and stylish for women and men.
Top brands: vegan dress shoes for women
Allkinds 100% vegan shoes are designed in England and ethically made in Spain. Materials used include microfiber, cotton, natural and recycled rubber and upcycled materials. The brand is committed to being a CO2-negative company from day one, partnering with Offset Earth rainforest protection, renewable energy and tree planting programmes. 5% of its profits are donated to causes it believes in such as The Rainforest Trust.
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Rungg offers vegan shoes for women with bold color palettes and bright patterns inspired by nature. The designs such as the embroideries illustrate joys in colors and love for art, perfect choice for both casual and elegant styling. Rungg is a VVV+ Animal Free fashion brand that promotes ethical, responsible and sustainable fashion.
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This female-owned and led brand creates versatile vegan dress shoes for conscious women. By adding the removal accessories, you can enjoy multiple looks with just one pair of Veerah shoes for all day-to-night styles. The brand uses cutting-edge materials including bio-based textiles such as apple leather that repurposes organic waste, and algae foam cushions for the insoles to reduce the use of petroleum, energy and water.
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Once the designs are created in San Francisco, all the manufacturing happens in one brand-owned factory in China where it utilises handcrafted assembly and 3D knitting technology to create as little waste as possible. The brand has already recycled over 20 million plastic bottles to create fashionable vegan dress shoes for women. Rothy's also uses recyclable, carbon-free rubber and TPU for the outsoles, safe and vegan adhesives, as well as recycled foam outsoles.
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5. Cult of Coquette
The American brand Cult of Coquette was born when founder Bebe Roxana could not find a vegan version of the famous Louboutins she wanted and decided to create it herself in 2018. The classic heel shape comes in a variety of vegan textiles, from patent leather to reptile. So you can seamlessly transition from desk to drinks.
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Top brands: vegan dress shoes for men
1. Will's Vegan Shoes
Will's Vegan Shoes is a well-established PETA-approved company from England. Originally started as a men's vegan shoe company, they now offer shoes for both men and women. All the materials it uses, down to the glue, are vegan and backed by OEKO-TEX and Ecolabel certifications including the bio-based vegan leather made from cereal crops. The brand partners with manufacturers in Spain and Portugal and managed to make its shoes completely carbon neutral.
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Noah offer high quality vegan dress shoes for men in traditional Italian style and comfort. The brand works with handcraft shoe factories in Italy that guarantee fair working conditions. The large collection of vegan boots and shoes is available in limited numbers taking into account the environment animals as well as human health. The stylish shoes from Noah are also breathable, scratch and wear-resistant, non-toxic and recyclable.
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The Italian luxury brand Nemanti with PETA approval produces cruelty-free vegan shoes for both men and women. It uses ancient craftsmanship of two artisanal districts: Marchigiano and Parabiago. The products guarantee comfort, elegance and durability. Nemanti also offers made-to-measure products exclusively for you.
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Aera is a luxury footwear brand that places equal value on the product, people and the planet. The brand offsets all of its environmental impacts by 110%, not only neutralizing the impact of its business on the planet but also helping to heal it. Transparency is the main focus here and meets the standards of the SCS Global. The three founders come from top-class fashion groups and have now founded their own brand. Stars like Katie Holmes are already big fans.
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