Vegan and vegetarian friendly shoe companies
The following companies and shops are not exclusively vegan / vegetarian, but offer a good variety of vegetarian and vegan shoes.
Unlike the exclusive vegan shoe companies, these are not necessarily ethical and environmentally friendly.
Faith shoes – A UK company offering current UK high-street trends. Many of their shoes and boots are made of faux leather and therefore are vegan. They have some nice, cheap heels.
Macbeth – a skate shoe / trainer company fronted by Tom DeLonge (from the band Blink-182) and some of his other rocker friends. They have an extensive vegan range of funky skate shoes that range from the good-looking but understated to the outright awesome. That’s 100% vegan – no animal-based glues.
Next – large online and high street retailer in the UK with a surprisingly large number of cheap vegan shoes, mostly in the office shoe, party heels and pump departments.
Pennangalan – a custom-made UK shoe company with a very large range of vegan goth, punk, steampunk, fetish and alternative shoes and boots. They also carry some vegan versions of New Rock boots.
Rocket Dog – a young, trendy shoe company with relatively cheap and cheerful offerings. Most of their shoes are vegan, though they do have a worryingly increasing range of leather shoes.
Available in the UK from Schuh (and you can find them on eBay too)
T.U.K shoes – an alternative and relatively cheap shoe brand specialising in creepers, mad platform heels, emo, punk and retro-feel shoes, etc. The majority of their shoes are not made of leather.
Available in the UK from Schuh (and you can find them on eBay too).