Summer sandals no longer have to conjure up images of that worn pair of Birkenstocks relegated to the back of your closet or those cheap, uncomfortable flip-flops that survived through your high school and college graduations. No, these days, we have options aplenty when it comes to fashion-forward footwear, especially when it comes to vegan sandals. There are now so many shoe brands that have both sustainability and animals at the forefront of their work. If you’re looking to discover some cruelty-free and responsible sustainable fashion brands before your summer vacation, look no further. We’ve got vegan sandals for every style!
1. Felicity Flat by Bourgeois Boheme, $170
Simple slides are in this season, and what better rendition of this classic style than one made of Piñatex™? Woven from pineapple leaf fibers, Piñatex™ feels and looks remarkably like leather–but sans the cruelty. The Felicity features a natural cork insole and a biodegradable plant lining.
2. Selma Slide Loafer by Bhava, $129
Another variation on the easy slip-on, Bhava’s Selma Slide is an absolute favorite. This sandal is made with the softest vegan suede and an organic cotton lining. These shoes don’t sacrifice comfort for style, either: they are lightweight and durable, making them the perfect walking shoe.
3. Ikhanna by Indosole, $41.25
These vegan sandals with their super-fun print were made for the beach; simply throw on a maxi dress, grab a tote bag, and you’re good to go! Made from canvas and vegan leather, these 100% vegan shoes are as ethical as they are stylish. (And they’re on sale!)
4. Goodall Sandal by Nicora, $122
The Goodall Sandal, currently offered in gold and black, is a perfect shoe to wear at your BFF’s wedding this summer (or your own wedding, for that matter!). Nicora Shoes are made from all recycled materials and manufactured in the USA, and these vegan sandals are currently on sale!
5. Ezra by Good Guys, $69.99
Made ethically in Portugal, the Ezra sandals have a 1.75″ heel and a whole lot of sass. The vegan leather straps add a fun twist to an otherwise classic shoe, and they would look great with just about anything: a sundress, jeans, or shorts!
6. Irene Sandal by Nae, $130
This sandal is a clear throwback to the 90s, and we’re not complaining. Made in Portugal from vegan suede microfiber, the Irene Sandal features an open toe and a 2″ heel.
7. Veronica by Susi Studio, $136.50
Unfortunately, I’m way too clumsy for 5″ heels, but kudos to you if you’re the type of girl who can pull them off. This summer, try out this vintage-style heel from Susi Studio. The Veronica is made from recycled microsuede and is, of course, vegan.
8. Ivory Strap Sandal by Insecta Shoes, $134
Almost an upgraded Birkenstock (but so much cuter), the Ivory Strap Sandal by Insecta Shoes is made from a recycled vintage garment. The back strap on these shoes is removable, so you can easily turn them into slides. Check out Insecta’s website to see the other vintage prints offered on these shoes.
Which pair of vegan sandals is your favorite?
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