Stylish Leather-Free Shoes – 12 of the Best

Posted by on December 11, 2015 | Permalink

Millions of animals are killed for leather every year, as revealed in our latest exposé with Leona Lewis, and it’s also often impossible to find out where your leather comes from or even which animals’ skin it is. Most people would be shocked to discover that leather can be made from cows, pigs, goats and even cats or dogs. Before buying leather, think of the true cost of this material, which is really the skin of a dead animal.

It’s easy to avoid all this cruelty by simply not buying leather. You can find stylish vegan-leather shoes on any budget, from cheap high-street offerings to high-end vegan-fashion brands.

  • Bourgeois Boheme Matthew Black Shoes

    B Boheme Mens Black Shoes

    These practical men’s brogues have a trendy blue-trim detail. Bourgeois Boheme offers loads of stylish luxury vegan shoes for men and women.

  • ASOS EVERSLEIGH Cut-Out Ankle Boots

    ASOS Black Boots

    Grab these cute winter boots with a fashionable cut-out detail. ASOS has a search filter for non-leather shoes, making it even easier to find cruelty-free footwear.

  • Pull&Bear Zip-Up Boots

    Pull&Bear Zip Up Tan Boots

    These fashionable tan zip-up boots from Pull&Bear are made from synthetic materials. There’s no need to buy leather shoes when animal-friendly alternatives look this good.


  • Wills Dock Boots

    Wills Brown Dock Boots

    Wills has a wide range of vegan men’s shoes in every style that the compassionate shopper could ask for!

  • New Look Tan Tassel Front Loafers

    New Looks Mens Tan Loafer Shoes

    New Look has many styles in synthetic materials, and it’s easy to check whether your shoes are cruelty-free by looking at the materials information sticker on the sole.

  • Esprit Lined Two-Tone Trainer

    Espirit Vegan Leather Trainers

    High-street brand Esprit has embraced the demand for animal-friendly shoes by releasing a whole range of faux-leather footwear, all clearly labelled as suitable for vegans. These comfy trainers are available in four colours.

  • Beyond Skin Kate Patent Flat Loafer

    Beyond Skin Vegan Leather Black Loafers

    Classic ladies’ loafers are a wardrobe essential, offered here in black faux patent leather. Beyond Skin offers a huge selection of styles from sandals to high heels, all suitable for vegans!

  • River Island Double-Strap Mule Sandals

    River Island Mens Black Sandals

    Great for summer, these sandals are comfortable and on trend. Faux-leather shoes are available at fashion retailers like River Island at bargain prices.

  • Wills Desert Boots

    Wills Vegan Leather Desert Boots

    These classic desert boots in black faux leather are water resistant, comfortable and breathable. In addition, they look great and are 100 per cent ethical.

  • Good Guys Janet Black HeelsGood Guys Vegan Leather Black Heels

    Good guys (and girls) don’t wear leather! This cool brand has a selection of trendy vegan shoes for men and women.

  • New Look Tan Fringed Tassel T-Bar Shoes

    New Look Ladies Tan Loafers

    Grab a bargain with these tasselled tan shoes from New Look. They prove that cruelty-free shoes are easily available at high-street stores near you.

  • Dr. Martens Vegan Leather Boots

    Dr Martens Vegan Leather Boots Unisex

    Dr. Martens has a small selection of vegan shoes, including its most popular styles, so compassionate shoppers can still get the classic look. These products are clearly labelled and easy to find in stores and online.

Some companies can’t guarantee that all their glue suppliers are cruelty-free. If you find a pair you like, call or e-mail the company to find out! Now that you’ve got animal-friendly shoes sorted, what about the rest of your wardrobe? Check out the PETA vegan fashion awards to see the most stylish cruelty-free clothing and accessories of 2015.