Best Summer Vegetarian Shoes

Finding vegetarian shoes is very easy if we turn a blind eye on the quality, the sustainability and the places where the shoes have been made. I firmly believe that choosing to be cruelty-free in our clothing also means being good to the planet and to human beings. That’s why vegetarian shoes must be sustainable and ethically made, as well as animal-free. This is a cause very dear to my heart, and one I always try to express through the topics I talk about on this blog. Caring for what is around us, whether it being nature, animals or people feels beautiful. It feels rewarding and warm, it’s a lovely feeling and I want it to come across through my words.

Why Vegetarian Shoes

Why am I using vegetarian and not vegan? For some reason, the definition vegetarian shoes is much more common than its “younger brother” vegan shoes. I must remind you that vegan fashion is slightly different from vegetarian fashion. Vegan fashion excludes all animal derived materials while vegetarian fashion involves wool for example. Wool doesn’t involve the killing of the animal, but it involves its exploitation and suffering as I’ve explained thoroughly here.

When it comes to shoes, especially summer shoes, the distinction is not so sharp. We rarely use wool for shoes, let alone for summer shoes. If talking about summer made silk come to your mind, remember that this material is not vegetarian either: silk involves the death of millions of insects.

This is the announcement on Blowfish Malibu website where they declare that their shoes have officially gone vegan. We don’t know much about how and where they are made, but we will look into it and let you know! 

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Where to Find the Best Summer Vegetarian Shoes

Sustainably and ethically made of course! I have a bunch of favourites when it comes to vegetarian shoes like Cri de Coeur, Wills Vegan Shoes, Olsenhaus, Bourgeois Boheme, Blowfish Shoes. Today I’m going to guide you through a selection of the best summer vegetarian shoes around so you can be good and stylish at the same time!

Sneakers

Finding cool vegetarian sneakers has always been a struggle for me. All the coolest ones are made of leather! But it doesn’t have to be a struggle anymore: luckily there are many brands who are taking the cruelty-free pledge, like Macbeth. The brand still produces non-vegan shoes, but it has a vegan line. Supporting vegan products made by non-vegan brands is important as well: let them know that we prefer vegan products over non-vegan products!

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Ballerinas

Ballerinas are my everyday go-to shoes on warm days in the city. I don’t like wearing sandals when I have to walk around, hop on trains and things like that, so ballerina shoes saved many a summer day!

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Sandals

Of course, sandals! When should we wear sandals if not during hot summer days? For sandals, I would like to point you towards more elegant brands like Cri de Coeur and Olsenhaus. I also love Wills Vegan Shoes to bits and I will probably purchase these sandals for summer! They look so comfy and they are “plain” enough to go with a lot of styles and outfits.

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Boots

I know, boots are not really summer shoes, but there could always be a rainy day right? And sometimes it’s chilly in the evening. I actually wear boots all year long, even really chunky knee-high boots, but that’s another story. You can see my suggestions below and don’t worry, those are really summer boots!

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Heels

When it comes to dressy shoes the struggle is real. All the fancy-schmancy designer shoes are made of leather and it can be painful looking at all those amazing heels and not being able to get any. Ok, there’s still Stella McCartney but her shoes are way too fancy for my pockets! 😛

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Platform

Ok, I’m a goth at heart. I have drifted towards minimalism significantly over the last few years, but I’ll always love me a pair of good chunky shoes!  Thank God (or thanks to Wills Vegan Shoes and Cri de Coeur) there are cruelty-free designers taking care of us grown-up alternative women.

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Do you struggle with finding vegetarian shoes too? What are your favourite cruelty-free shoe brands? Let us know in a comment below, we’d love to hear from you! 

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Elisa

Hi, it's Elisa! I'm founder&blogger here on styleBizarre.com, online wizard and costume designer in the "real life". I'm a modern conscious 28 years old wanderer, freedom lifestyle advocate and spiritual enthusiast. Oh, and I'm a total cat lady.

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Brooke

I love that you are thinking of and considering the environment in addition to finding vegetarian shoes. I like Bourgeois Boheme’s shoes a lot for their vintage and retro style. I’m always looking for more sustainable and ethical shoe brands to feature in my style inspirations, so thank you for bring more to my attention!

    Elisa

    Hi Brooke! I believe that something can’t be 100% cruelty-free if it hurts the environment or people. That’s still cruelty, isn’t it? 🙂 I am also always on the look of new brands so I’d be happy if you shared the ones you know with us <3 Thank you for stopping by! PS: may I suggest you my recently published ebook where there's a comprehensive list of cruelty-free, ethical and sustainable brands? You can find it on Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00WDIJ8Z0! Thank you so much! :*

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