Fresh Vegan Trainers For Every Season

As the seasons change, so does our shoe collection. This summer and fall, we’re seeking out sneakers to take our wardrobe (and our impact) to the next level. Because while regular sneakers can do the job, we’d rather opt for less damage to animals, plants, and planet earth overall.

We’ve found eight brands with vegan sneakers and trainers that are upping the game worldwide, from France to Brazil to the US. Stock up on these vegetarian shoes—we’ll be wearing these to the beach, the park, and everywhere in between.

1. Veja

Features | Vegan, organic
Based In | Paris, France
Our Pick | Wata White in Dried Petal
Price | 80€

Need a pair of vegan sneaks for work, hanging out, and while running errands? Veja’s Wata White in Dried Petal will be your new go-tos, especially since they are unisex! Made with organic cotton and wild rubber from the Amazonian forest, these shoes come with a simple V across the side. Pair with cropped jeans and a denim jacket for an effortless look. Based in Paris and handmade in Brazil, Veja creates stylish looks that are as socially-conscious as they are timeless.

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2. Native Shoes

Features | Vegan, ethically-made
Based In | Vancouver, Canada
Our Pick | Apollo 2.0
Price | $95

Since 2009, Native Shoes has been leveling up our wardrobe and our environmental impact, while staying as affordable as ever. Crafted with eco-friendly and vegan materials, the Apollo 2.0 will give you the pop of color you’ve been looking for. We love the blossom pink, animal-free microfiber leather that makes these shoes ultra-light and perfect for travel. These slip-ons are just asking to be matched with an all-white outfit or with ankle cuffed jeans.

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3. Ahimsa

Features | Vegan, ethically-made
Based In | Brazil
Our Pick | Wave Sneakers
Price | $99

Started in 2013, Ahimsa believes in creating high-quality vegan products with love, and their Wave Sneakers are no exception. Available in men’s and women’s sizing, these are ethically-made in Brazil using 100% cotton canvas, a rubber sole, and natural cork to keep your feet fresh and dry. Forever sleek, these are the casual sneakers that can be worn anywhere, anytime, so it’s the ideal staple to add to your closet. (PS: Ahimsa remains the only 100% vegan shoe factory in the world—talk about socially-conscious.)

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4. Matt + Nat

Features | Vegan, eco-friendly, ethically-made
Based In | Montreal, Canada
Our Pick | Gia Lace-Up
Price | $110

For years, Matt + Nat have been pioneers in the vegan and eco-friendly fashion world, and their domination continues. Their Gia sneakers are perfect for a day out on the town. These lace-ups are urban and modern, and remind us of our favorite 90s sneakers with their white-and-black, chunky look. We’d throw these on with white or black capri-length pants and a tee, while we’re on the go.

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Features | Buy one, give one, vegan
Based In | Santa Monica, CA
Our Pick | Drizzle Grey Chambray Sneakers
Price | $74.95

Get your vegan athleisure look on with TOMS’ Drizzle Grey Chambray Cabrillo Sneakers. With a removable molded insole and custom outsole, these sneakers are perfect for long walks with friends or on your way to yoga. What we love most is how they remain modern and sporty, but don’t feel like typical running shoes—we might even be bold enough to pair it with a dress. (If gray isn’t your color, it comes in other colors as well like pink and black!) And of course, for each pair you purchase, TOMS gives a new pair of shoes to a child in need around the world.

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6. Keep

Features | Vegan, ethically-made, gives back
Based In | Los Angeles, CA
Our Pick | The Homer
Price | $120

Keep's Hunter’s Moon low top Homer sneakers have us obsessing. The marbled pattern is unique to each shoe, and created in collaboration with master marbler Paige Cleveland of the Rule Of Three Studio. And no animals were harmed during the production of these, as they’re made with a cotton upper. Sitting at the ankle, this silhouette is our go-to for movie night, BBQs, and even summer strolls on the boardwalk. Turn the classic kicks on their head with this modern twist.

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7. Ethletic

Features | Vegan, fair trade
Based In | Germany
Our Pick | Fair Sneaker: Randall
Price | 60€

Ethically-made by fair trade employees in Pakistan, the Randall in Rose Dust from Ethletic is hard not to love. Made for skaters and sporty types worldwide, they’ve included multi-layered fabric, ventilation, and extra stitching to create durable, sustainable sneaks that will last throughout seasons. Going with the current fashions, this Rose Dust is in—but if you’re looking for more timeless options, they’ve got these in additional colors as well. Skater or not, you’ll be turning heads in these in any season.

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8. Beyond Skin

Features | Vegan, ethically-made
Based In | East Sussex, UK
Our Pick | Taylor Cream Trainers
Price | $145

Of course we wouldn’t have this list without high-tops and trainers, like these stunning Taylor Cream Trainers from Beyond Skin. Ideal for urban fashionistas, these transition well between any seasons, giving your ankles the warmth and comfort they deserve. They’re handmade in Spain using faux leather and recycled rubber, avoiding the killing of cows and water waste. And Beyond Skin goes an extra step (see what we did there?)—they donate a portion of proceeds to environmental and social causes.

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