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June 16th, 2021 | By Alicia Silverstone

I am really excited about all of these vegan sneakers! Whether hitting the trails, the beach, or just looking cute, finding the best pair of summer sneakers is a must. These companies are also all doing things in a responsible manner while being cute and chic at the same time. How great is that? I’ve found a few really incredible sustainable and vegan brands I’d love to share with you. 

The Best Vegan Sneakers for Summer

1. Save The Duck

Save The Duck makes great coats; I lived in mine during the winter in Montana and Canada! I was really happy to see the company also made a vegan sneaker. And it does not disappoint. Super stylish with a speckled sole. 100% animal free—just the way I like it!

Get them here.

2. Sylven

These cute sneaks are made from apple leather, from (now fully!) vegan shoe designer, Sylven.  The outsole is made from a sustainable material—lactae hevea—a highly renewable natural rubber derived from the sap of the hevea tree. Awesome!

Get them here.

3. Premium Basics

I love mine in white with black trim and white with pink trim. I find these strangely stylish with my outfits…like, really chic. I love them, and they are so comfy. These stylish sneakers are ethically made with no dyes, glues, or solvents! They are 85% recycled and even the laces are made from recycled ocean plastic.

Get them here.

4. Soludos Yebo

Made from biobased leather, recycled polyester, and the laces are organic cotton, too. These cute and comfy stylish sneaks come in four colors. 

Get them here.

5. Nike

Like a number of mainstream brands, Nike is now doing sustainable shoes. This style is called the Space Hippie—and it keeps selling out. (I can’t even get my hands on them!) It’s the lowest carbon footprint shoe that Nike has made. The shoe features 25% recycled materials, and 75% recycled upper, made from recycled plastic bottles and t-shirt scraps. Keep it up, Nike!

Get them here.

6. Lane Eight

I like my grey sneakers from Lane Eight. I wear them hiking and for working out. They are made with vegan microfiber, recycled polyester threads, and each shoe is made from 11 recycled plastic bottles! The insole is made from algae that give back 31.5 liters of water back to the oceans, and reduces 64 cubic meters of carbon from the atmosphere.

Shop my comfy grey ones:

Get them here.

7. Avre

I have two pairs of these fun Avre sneakers. They are made from recycled plastic which is melted down, reformulated, and spun into yarn. Overall this helps reduce energy, waste, and water. I have a black and white pair, and a pink one. The pink is a fun pop of color. I’ve been wearing them both on hikes with leggings and sweats.

Shop the black and white style here.

And the pink ones here.

8. Veja

I love my Veja sneakers with jeans, dresses, and leggings. The company offers a few vegan style options and has cute kiddo styles, too. I have a white pair and find that I’m wearing them in the spring and fall the most. They are made of faux leather, or canvas. Mine are faux leather with a rubber sole.

Looks like mine are sold out but shop a similar pair here:

Get them here.

9. Cariuma

This brand is not entirely vegan, but has a few really nice vegan options and has sustainability practices: responsibly sourced materials, fair wages, and givebacks to charitable organizations. I like the white canvas lace-ups with jeans and dresses to style them down. 

Get them here.

Happy Shopping!




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