Treading Lightly: The Best Vegan Flats for Summer 2024

As much as we love heels, the allure of a really chic flat shoe is hard to deny. The perfect combination of style and comfort, the humble flat has sneakily become a fashion favourite. Vegan flats come in a variety of guises: from the polished brogue to the dainty pointed-toe mule, there is something for everyone. Plus, ballerinas are back on trend – move aside heels, this is the season of the vegan flats.

By Sascha Camilli: writer, speaker, activist, and vegan fashion expert. 

NAE Vegan Melita Vegan Suede Ballerina Green

The round-the-clock style: NAE Vegan Melita Women's Ballerina Vegan Suede Flats Green

A square toe and a sophisticated forest-green shade set this style apart, while its hypoallergenic properties and breathability will keep your feet fresh and comfortable. NAE's ethical production in Portugal ensures their designs have a minimal impact on animals, humans and the environment.

COG Aiko Women's Vegan Leather Oxfords Black

 The chic Oxford: COG Aiko Women's Vegan Leather Oxfords Black

Borrowing from menswear, the Oxford shoe has become a women's style classic. This lightweight style from COG is perfect for early spring. Team yours with a LBD or a pair of slouchy trousers for the ultimate in clean yet casual style. 

BIKKOU 9:30 Hearing In Court Vegan Leather Bow Flats Bronze

The high-octane ballerina: BIKKOU 9:30 Hearing in Court Vegan Leather Bow Flats Bronze

Ballerinas are back, and while indulging in the trend, why not add some shine? BIKKOU's metallic model is as beautiful inside and out: made with biopolymers and recycled fibres, this is one ballet flat that steps lightly on the planet.

Minuit Sur Terre Spell Recycled Grain Vegan Leather Loafers Black

The classic loafer: Minuit Sur Terre Spell Recycled Grain Leather Vegan Loafers Black

It wouldn't be a flat shoe edit without a classic loafer. Go timeless by pairing this design in recycled grain with a mini skirt and socks, or use the loafer to dress up a pair of casual trousers. 

Jaque Vegan Leather Slingback Pumps Beige

The elegant one: NAE Vegan Shoes Jaque Vegan Leather Slingback Pumps Beige

A slingback shoe strikes that perfect balance between support and style, and this bi-colour design from NAE offers effortless elegance minus the discomfort of a heel. Wear with office-appropriate tailoring, or a dark-blue denim and frilly blouse on the weekend.

Bohema Lords Women's Grape Leather Vegan Loafers White

The sleek style: Bohema Lords Women's Grape Leather Vegan Loafers White

Clean, uncompromising silhouettes in a stark white: add an edge to your outfits with Bohema's loafer in leather made from grapes. Handmade in Poland, Bohema's designs cater to the fashion-curious vegan - and this easy-to-wear style doesn't disappoint.

Momoc Muy Coco Vegan Suede Pumps Black

The evening one: Momoc Muy Coco Vegan Suede Pumps Black

Soft vegan suede and jewel detailing make this pump perfect for after dark. Momoc's styles are made to order, so that waste is minimised – and this sophisticated pair is worth the wait. Wear with your favourite cocktail dress.

By Sascha Camilli

About Sascha

Sascha Camilli is a vegan fashion writer, speaker and activist. Her book Vegan Style is out now on Murdoch Books. For more about Sascha, you can read our interview with her or read her newsletter Faux Deluxe. You can also follow her on Instagram, X and LinkedIn.

Cover image by Minuit Sur Terre

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