30+ Vegan Sneakers On Trend in 2019: The Ultimate Roundup

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As a self-proclaimed sneaker addict, this in-depth list of vegan sneakers has been in the works for quite a while now. In fact, for better or worse, sneakers have been an interest of mine for as long as I can remember.

However, when I became vegan a few years ago, my sneaker obsession hit a roadblock.

As it turns out, most of the name-heavy brands on the market such as Nike, Adidas, New Balance, Converse, and Vans were made either entirely or partly out of animal derived materials, including my favorite models.

Until recently, it was hard to find a good pair of vegan sneakers that weren’t made with suede and leather, and a lot of the big brands were still using animal-derived glue to keep the shoes together.

In turn, I made it my mission to seek out new materials, styles, and even brands, and in the end, it introduced me to a whole new world of sneakers.

Times have truly changed, and these days, vegans don’t have to compromise on style or comfort anymore.

From my favorite Vans and the Adidas and Stella McCartney collaboration to all vegan shoe brands, this is the biggest vegan sneaker roundup on the web.

Below you’ll find the 30 best vegan sneakers:

Women's Sneakers

Men's Sneakers

Vegan Sneakers for Women

Adidas with Stella McCartney

Adidas Ultraboost

  • Selection: Offers all vegan sneakers for women
  • Where to Buy: Available on Amazon
  • Price Range: $110 - $220

There probably isn't a more timeless or classic sneaker than the Stan Smith Original, and in 2018 Stella McCartney and Adidas teamed up to launch a cruelty-free version of it.

However, the real star of the Adidas and Stella McCartney collaboration is the Ultra Boost.

If mixing comfort with style is your jam, you’d be hard pressed to find a better vegan sneaker than Stella's version of the Ultra Boost.

The Ultra Boost is made with - boost - a type of foam that has literally revolutionized the sneaker industry forever. The material works to provide comfort like you've never experienced before along with impeccable shock-absorption.

It's no wonder that these sneakers are referred to as "the world's best running shoe."

These gems come in a few different models, but the best part is that these sneakers are just as suitable for the gym as they are for everyday use.

Find the best price for these revolutionary sneakers here.

Vans - Women

Black Vans Authentic

It’s hard to find a more iconic sneaker brand than Vans.

With roots in the 1960’s skate scene in California, Vans has been a staple among underground cultures for 50+ years.

In the last couple of years, Vans has exploded in popularity, and it’s now one of the most popular sneakers on the planet.

Luckily, the Authentic, Era and Classic Slip-on models are vegan as long as they don’t have leather details.

Buy these iconic sneakers here.

Superga - Women


White vegan Superga classics

  • Selection: Superga 2750 Cotu Classic is vegan as well as a few other options
  • Where to Buy: Order Supergas here
  • Price Range: $40 - $70

With a history that spans over 100 years, the Italian Superga is one of the most quintessential sneakers to have ever been made.

The Superga 2750 Cotu is one of the most iconic designs of our time and just so happens to be 100% vegan.

The original Cotu model now comes in a range of colors, and the design feels just as relevant today as it must have in 1911 when the shoe was first launched.

Victoria owns a pair of the Superga Cotu sneakers, and even though she struggles to keep them factory white, she swears they are the perfect white vegan sneakers.

Hey, if they’re good enough for the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, you know these classic affordably priced beauties belong in your closet.

Click here to check colors and sizes.

VEJA - Women

  • Selection: VEJA offers a vegan collection
  • Where to Buy: You can order VEJA's vegan sneakers from Petit Vour
  • Price Range: $70 - $150

VEJA is an incredibly popular French brand that has been making sneakers with a focus on a positive social impact since 2005. That means this brand only uses ethically sourced materials.

For example, they work very closely with organic cotton farmers in South America to guarantee the quality of the products and the production line.

VEJA has also chosen to not use any traditional advertisement for two reasons. Firstly, to help combat fast fashion and our society's general over-consumption, but also to be able to focus more of their investments on creating high-quality sneakers for a fair price.

VEJA's range of cruelty-free sneakers is extensive and constantly expanding. To us, it’s easy to understand how VEJA has remained so incredibly popular for more than 10 years straight.

Image Credit: Petit Vour

Onitsuka Tiger - Women

  • Selection: The brand offers a vegan collection
  • Where to Buy: Find Onitsuka Tiger’s vegan sneakers on Amazon
  • Price Range: $80

Chances are that you’ve heard of Onitsuka Tiger before, or at least that you’ve seen the brand’s shoes.

You see, Onitsuka Tiger is a sneaker brand that eventually developed into Asics. In fact, Onitsuka was the designer that created the classic Mexico 66 ASICS sneaker with the iconic stripes on the side in Kobe, Japan in 1949.

Since then, Onitsuka Tiger shoes have been worn by some of the world’s best athletes at Olympic Games and World Cups. And today, they offer a 100% vegan collection with cruelty-free versions of their most iconic styles such as the Ultimate 81 Running Sneaker.

Check availability here.

Will's Vegan Shoes - Women

Will's Water Resistant Sneaker

  • Selection: All vegan footwear brand
  • Where to Buy: Get yourself a pair of Will's Vegan Shoes from Amazon
  • Price Range: $90 - $150

Besides making some of the best cruelty-free dress shoes and boots (we both own a pair), Will’s has several vegan sneakers on offer.

Their suede imitation sneaker pictured above is not only PETA approved and ethically produced in Portugal, but also water resistant thanks to the microfiber used.

To guarantee comfort, these sneakers are designed with a breathable lining to regulate temperature as well as cushioned soles for extra stability.

In addition, Will’s offer several other sneakers for women and their selection is constantly growing.

Buy Will's vegan shoes here.

Toms - Women

Toms might not be all vegan but they offer one of the largest selections of vegan sneakers on the market today, and they are dedicated to the cause.

In fact, a whole section of their website is dedicated to vegan shoes only.

The best part about Tom's shoes is the number of models. You can find everything from classic runners and lo-tops to slip on and even vegan kids sneakers, with their Canvas sneakers being the most popular.

Read reviews of Tom's shoes here.

Native Shoes - Women


Native Shoes vegan sneaker

  • Selection: All vegan shoe brand
  • Where to Buy: Shop Native Shoes on Amazon
  • Price Range: $20 - $70

Native Shoes describes their own philosophy and products as “Beast Free Footwear.” In their words, that means “not a hair nor hide on any animal, anywhere, has been used in the creation of our product.”

As a result, Native Shoes is a PETA certified vegan brand that you can feel 100% comfortable buying.

What I personally love about this vegan sneaker brand is their unique designs, colors, and models as well as their super trendy versions of classical sneaker models.

Another thing that makes Native Shoes unique is that all of their shoes are recyclable through their own recycle-program. A win for animals and for the environment!

Check availability here.

People Footwear - Women
People's Footwear Sneaker

  • Selection: All vegan
  • Where to Buy: You can find People Footwear here
  • Price Range: $85 - $100

People Footwear is an all vegan sneaker brand headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.

All of People Footwear’s shoes are made with their own custom–engineered SkyLite™ EVA material. EVA is a rubberized shock–absorbent foam designed to be lightweight and cushioned, and it is what sets People Footwear’s sneakers apart from the rest.

In fact, People Footwear is on a mission to create the most comfortable casual footwear by using the latest in high–tech manufacturing.

Believe it or not, but the brand even uses 3D printing to reduce waste in their manufacturing process.

Click here to buy theses ultra comfortable shoes.

Ahimsa - Women

Vegan Leather Sneaker

 

  • Selection: All vegan
  • Where to Buy: Ahimsa can be ordered here
  • Price Range: $100 - $130

This is not the first time we've talked about Ahimsa, and for good reason. This all-vegan shoe brand based in Brazil creates some of the highest quality shoes and sneakers for vegans, and they are well-known worldwide.

All of their sneakers are hand-made in their own small and completely cruelty-free factory in Brazil under fair working conditions.

Besides their high-quality footwear, the main reason we like Ahimsa is their attention to detail. For example, every pair of shoes you order from the brand is delivered with a handwritten note signed by the staff thanking you for your purchase.

I don’t know of any other company that does that, vegan or non-vegan.

Get a pair of these slip on sneakers.

Image Credit: Ahimsa

Inkkas - WomenColorful Inkkas Shoe

  • Selection: Inkkas offers a big vegan selection
  • Where to Buy: Order Inkkas Here
  • Price Range: $45 - $75

We've actually been familiar with Inkkas for quite some time. When we were scoping out the vegan scene in Prague, we happened to book an Airbnb apartment just down the street from their showroom and ended up learning about the brand purely by accident.

Inkkas is an exciting brand because they have added their unique touch to their sneaker line by using classic models with colorful designs inspired by indigenous cultures of South America and Africa.

Not all of their shoes are vegan but many of them are. Inkkas are hand crafted by artisans in Latin America under fair working conditions, and the brand is dedicated to giving back.

In Inkkas’ own words, by buying Inkkas you:

  • Permanently increase the income of poor farmers.
  • Provide permanent and seasonal employment.
  • Help families to feed themselves.

Check out Inkkas' colorful shoes here.

Ethletic - Women

Ethletic Lo-tops

  • Selection: All vegan
  • Where to Buy: Worldwide shipping from their website
  • Price Range: $65 - $90

Looking for a timeless vegan sneaker that you could wear to work to the bar or just while walking through the city? Then look no further.

Ethletic is a German brand that offers several sneaker models for every taste and style. One of their most popular models is a vegan Converse all-star look-alike, but they also provide their own unique models.

Moreover, Ethletic takes their environmental responsibility very seriously and only sources eco-friendly materials for all of their shoes. In addition, the company also donates a part of every purchase to social projects around the world.

Image Credit: Ethletic

NAE - Women

Nae Cork Leather Shoe

We first discovered NAE when we stumbled upon their showroom at Lx Factory in Lisbon a few years ago.

NAE which stands for No Animal Exploitation is a Portuguese vegan footwear brand that has been spearheading the vegan leather industry for years. Since then, they have expanded their selection of shoes, and today they are one of the most exciting vegan shoe brands out there.

Even though more “dressy” vegan leather shoes is their style, NAE has a large range of sneakers made from vegan leather and suede to Pinatex, canvas, cotton, and more.

Check out Nae's vegan collection here.

Image Credit: NAE

soleRebels - Women

soleRebel Handcrafted Sneaker

  • Selection: Their b*knd collection is completely vegan
  • Where to Buy: soleRebels made-to-order sneakers are delivered to your door with free international shipping
  • Price Range: $85 - $90

soleRebels is a small-scale shoe brand based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia that makes hand-crafted sneakers made to order.

Now, soleRebels is not an all-vegan brand, but their b*knd vegan collection is completely free of animal products.

Thanks to the comfort of the shoes, the unique colorful designs, and an artisan touch, founder Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu has managed to create the world’s fastest growing African shoe brand.

A major part of soleRebels' ethos is to help support impoverished local communities in Ethiopia by creating job opportunities where there are none and giving back to the people.

For example, since the beginning, everyone working for soleRebels has been paid at least 4 times the legal minimum wage!

Image Credit: soleRebels

Keep - Women

Classic Sneaker from Keep

  • Selection: All vegan apparel and shoe brand
  • Where to Buy: Keep has their own web store
  • Price Range: $60 - $130

Keep is a vegan shoe and apparel brand based in LA, California that I recently discovered. I quickly became a fan of the brand thanks to their minimalistic yet fashion-forward apparel and unquestionable dedication to animals and human rights.

They’ve made it very clear that they will never use animal materials and Keep also produces all of their footwear under strict supervision from third-party non-profits that ensure ethical working conditions.

Keep’s collection of sneakers is divided into lo, mid, and high tops and most of them are made using organic cotton with a strong inspiration from Vans.

They offer models in one or two colors as well as more eccentric models with colorful prints of animals, nature, and geometry very reminiscent of the LA scene.

Image Credit: Keep Company

Vegan Sneakers for Men

Vans - MenVans Black Era

  • Selection: Vans offers several vegan options
  • Where to Buy: Available on Amazon
  • Price Range: $50 - $70

Personally, I can't remember a time I've ever not owned a pair of Vans.

My full fledged Vans obsession started when I was 12 years old, and regardless of how many other sneakers I try, I still remain confident that Vans makes some of the best vegan sneakers in the world.

Since becoming vegan a few years ago, I've switched from mostly wearing the Old Skool to wearing the Authentic and Era models, and I'm constantly searching for new and exciting models to get my hands on.

Click here to find your size.

Don't Miss: Vegan Adidas

Onitsuka Tiger - Men

  • Selection: Vegan options
  • Where to Buy: You can find Onitsuka Tiger’s vegan sneakers here
  • Price Range: $80 - $120

When I was growing up in Sweden in the 90s, there was nothing cooler than owning a pair of ASICS Mexico 66 sneaker originally designed by Kihachiro Onitsuka as part of the Onitsuka Tiger brand.

I recently rediscovered the brand when I heard that ASICS had launched a vegan collection of some of the most iconic Onitsuka Tiger sneakers. For me, it was a trip down memory lane, and I was just as excited as I remembered being as a kid.

If you’re a vegan and you’re into sneakers, then owning a pair of Onitsuka Tigers at least once should be considered an obligation.

Check out their vegan collection here.

VEJA - Men

  • Selection: Vegan options
  • Where to Buy: Order vegan VEJA sneakers for men on Amazon
  • Price Range: $100 - $120

VEJA is a French footwear brand known for their highly sought-after sneakers. Now, VEJA isn't all-vegan, but they have an impressive selection of vegan sneakers.

My favorite part about VEJA is that they offer a stylish alternative for those of us who are used to wearing classic brands such as Nike, Adidas, and New Balance, but had to stop when becoming vegan.

You see, VEJA has managed to create 18 very unique and brand-specific sneaker models based on several of the most popular sneaker models of the past 30 years. That means that you can wear sneakers that you are used to but without the cruelty.

Image Credit: VEJA

 

Saucony - Men

Saucony is a world-renowned clothing company for runners with a focus on innovative running shoes such as the Kinvara 10 and the trail shoe Switchback ISO.

Besides making incredible running shoes, they recently created a video series called We Who Run featuring runners such as vegan Swedish rapper Promoe from the group LoopTroop.

For vegans, Saucony is most well-known for the Jazz Low Pro Vegan which has become a timeless classic among vegan sneaker fans from all over the world.

Order a pair of iconic vegan shoes here.

Will's Vegan Shoes - Men

Black Sneaker Boots from Will's

  • Selection: Will's offers all vegan shoes
  • Where to Buy: Will's sneakers are available here
  • Price Range: $90 - $120

One of the things that the vegan sneaker market has been missing for a while are versions of the classic and slightly heavier hi-tops that have been offered by Nike and Adidas for many years.

Until recently that is.

Today, Will’s offers a stylish hi-top sneaker in faux leather with a soft vegan suede lining. Moreover, Will's also produces runners and lo-tops as well as boots and dress shoes.

It's no secret that Will's is one of our personal favorite brands, and we've both been extremely happy with the shoes we've purchased from them.

Browse Will's Vegan shoes here.

Superga - Men

If classic Italian footwear is up your alley, then a pair of Superga’s iconic Cotu shoe is a non-negotiable in your closet.

This vegan sneaker has been worn by hundreds of thousands of sneaker enthusiasts over the past 100+ years, and it remains just as stylish today as the day it first hit the market.

Impressively enough, the shoe has not needed many updates since 1911 which is a testament to its timeless nature.

The vegan Superga Cotu classic is surprisingly comfortable for a simple flat shoe.

Find Superga shoes for men here.

People Footwear - Men

  • Selection: 100% vegan sneaker brand
  • Where to Buy: Shop on Amazon
  • Price Range: $85 - $100

I'm convinced that 3D printing is the future of sneakers and People Footwear is at the forefront of that development, redefining how companies can produce shoes with consistent comfort and design.

Moreover, 3D printing sneakers have helped People Footwear streamline their production which in turn helps reduce the amount of waste while also pushing down prices.

So far, People Footwear have focused on printing the mesh used in their exclusive selection, but we expect to see them roll out the feature brand-wide.

Would you like to be one of the first wearing almost weight-less, 3D printed vegan sneakers? Then check out, People Footwear.

Buy a pair of 3D-printed shoes here.

Toms - Men

  • Selection: Toms offers a ton of vegan options
  • Where to Buy: Available on Amazon
  • Price Range: $45 - $75

Not only does Toms have an impressive line of vegan sneakers but they are affordable and readily available on Amazon.

Whether you’re looking for a pair of comfortable slip-ons or a walking shoe with great support, Toms has it all.

Better yet, Toms has a whole section of their site dedicated to vegan men's sneakers.

 

See sizes and availability here.

Native Shoes - Men

  • Selection: All vegan
  • Where to Buy: Shop Native Shoes Here
  • Price Range: $40 - $110

Whether you’re looking for a new pair of vegan gym shoes or a comfortable everyday sneaker that you can wear to work and while running errands, Native Shoes has got you covered.

As mentioned in the women's vegan sneakers section, Native Shoes’ dedication to animal-friendly shoes or “Beast Free” as they call it, is crystal clear. Not mention they are also a PETA approved vegan brand.

As one of the hippest vegan sneaker companies, Native Shoes specializes in creating stylish, comfortable, and highly durable sneakers for everyone regardless of age and gender.

Click here to see availability.

Inkkas MenInkkas for Men

  • Selection: Several models of vegan shoes
  • Women's & Mens Sneakers: Shoes for men and women
  • Where to Buy: Order Inkkas on Amazon
  • Price Range: $79

Inkkas is a sneaker brand for those of you that prefer iconic sneaker models with completely unique styles, especially if you’re into bold colors and prints.

Their range is broad with everything from canvas hi-tops and classic slip-ons to joggers for men. Although, not all of Inkkas' shoes are vegan, their FlexAire models with increased cushioning are some of the most comfortable vegan sneakers out there.

On top of that, Inkkas is a part of the OneShoeOneTree project and plant one tree for every shoe they sell. So far they’ve planted well over 100,000 trees.

Find your size here.

Hugo Boss - Men

Hugo Boss Vegan Pinatex Sneaker

  • Selection: Offers vegan sneakers for men
  • Where To Buy: From Hugo Boss and resellers
  • Price Range: N/A

In 2017, Hugo Boss shocked the sneaker world when they announced that they had partnered with Pinatex to create an exclusive all vegan sneaker.

Pinatex is an eco-friendly vegan leather made from pineapple leaves, and it’s taking sustainable fashion to the next level.

The shoe is both innovative and comfortable. It comes in four different colors with the top part made in Pinatex, the sole made from recycled TPU, and the laces made from organic cotton.

Image Credit: Hugo Boss

Ahimsa - Men

White Ahimsa Sneaker

  • Selection: All vegan
  • Where to Buy: Ahimsa has their own web store and are available on Amazon
  • Price Range: $100 - $130

I bought a pair of dress shoes from Ahimsa in early 2018 and fell in love with the hand-crafted masterpiece right away. I can honestly say they are some of the best vegan shoes I’ve come across.

Now, I haven’t had the chance to try their sneakers yet but I am looking forward to it. Their latest sneaker collection called Wave is made from cotton and is clearly inspired by other well-known streetwear brands while remaining true to the unique Ahimsa touch.

Moreover, they offer sneakers in vegan leather and several iconic models in both hi and lo-top designs.

Best of all, Ahimsa’s shoes are all hand-made at their own all-vegan family run factory in Brazil. In fact, according to Ahimsa, is it the only 100% vegan shoe factory in the world.

>Click here to shop Ahimsa.

Image Credit: Ahimsa

NAE - Men

NAE vegan sneaker for men

Besides having a huge range of vegan shoes and boots for men, NAE offers one of the most stylish selections of vegan men's sneakers on the market.

Today, NAE sells everything from hi-tops and lo-tops to slip-ons, and you can buy sneakers made from pretty much any material that you prefer.

Not only has this all-vegan Portugese brand done their part to shape the vegan shoe scene, but they’ve also made a name for themselves thanks to their high-quality eco-friendly vegan sneakers.

Image Credit: NAE

 

Ethletic - Men

Ethletic Gray Trainer

  • Selection: All vegan
  • Women's & Mens Sneakers: Offers sneakers for men and women
  • Where to Buy: Worldwide shipping from their website
  • Price Range: $65 - $90

Ethletic is a vegan-certified and sustainable sneaker brand based out of Germany that offers a range of stylish and quality sneakers.

By replicating some of the most famous sneaker models, Ethletic has created a hugely popular selection of vegan men's sneakers in models you’re already familiar with.

Also, for every purchase you make, Ethletic donates money to social projects around the world.

Image Credit: Ethletic

soleRebels - Men

soleRebel Cruelty-free Sneaker

  • Selection: Not all vegan, but their b*kind collection is
  • Where to Buy: soleRebels made-to-order sneakers are delivered to your door with free international shipping
  • Price Range: $85 - $90

If you’re looking for unique cruelty-free sneakers and want to improve the lives of people born without opportunities, then soleRebels is for you.

Based in Addis Ababa, soleRebels makes shoes and sneakers to order, and their b*kind vegan collection is completely cruelty-free.

Moreover, soleRebels is leading a social revolution in Ethiopia striving to bring opportunities to otherwise neglected communities in the Ethiopian capital.

In other words, every purchase from soleRebels helps one of Africa’s poorest countries a little better.

Image Credit: soleRebels

Keep - Men

Colorful shoe from Keep

  • Selection: All vegan shoe brand
  • Where to Buy: Keep has their own web store
  • Price Range: $60 - $130

Keep is an all-vegan brand definitely worth checking out. In addition to sneakers, Keep also offers apparel including t-shirts, sweatshirts, and jackets.

Based in LA, Keep is at the forefront of the quickly-developing vegan sneaker scene with a clear message that we all need to be more aware of the materials used in our clothing.

Their ethos is simple, to fight for a better, more equal, and safer society for humans and animals alike.

Better yet, Keep has launched some of the most exciting sneakers in recent years, and it’s clear that they draw inspiration from recent events and today’s most popular trends.

Image Credit: Keep Company

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