The following guides will help make your vegetarian and vegan shoe shopping experience more rewarding…
Please note, this is still a work in progress!
Vegan and vegetarian shoe shopping guides
Vegan shoe companies – 100% vegan, ethical shoe companies and stores.
Vegan and vegetarian friendly shoe companies – shoe companies and stores that are not solely vegan, but offer a good choice of vegan and vegetarian shoes.
What’s the difference between vegan and vegetarian shoes?
Usually nothing. They are often terms that are used for the same thing – shoes that are not made of leather. This, however, is not 100% accurate, as true vegans don’t use any animal products at all. This can include things like wool and beeswax, which are fine for vegetarians to use but are of animal origin and therefore unsuitable for vegans. So while a vegan shoe is suitable for vegetarians, not all vegetarian shoes are suitable for vegans.
In this blog, I use both terms to describe vegan shoes, but I also point out shoes I know are made with non-vegan materials.