As summer days fade away (sob) and autumn is upon us, it's time to step into a season of brand-new vegan shoes. Whether your wardrobe is in need of vegan trainers, boots or a sleek heel, we've got you covered - here are our favourite new-season vegan shoes that will keep your feet looking their best way into winter.
By Sascha Camilli: writer, speaker, activist, and vegan fashion expert.
The classic sneaker: Zeta Shoes Beta B1 Vegan Trainer Green
It wouldn't be a new season without a new-season sneaker, and this comfortable design from Zeta Shoes lends a welcome pop of colour to a classic white palette. This recycled style will look effortlessly cool with a long-sleeved, floaty summer-to-autumn dress.
Add a classy touch to a pair of jeans and a casual t-shirt with NAE's chic loafers. Made from planet-conscious apple leather, this pair will look polished and sophisticated with a dressed down look for a stylish contrast.
The platform boot: NAE Vegan Shoes Sima Women's Corn Leather Platform Vegan Boots Black
Autumn is the time for sturdy, resistant platform boots that take the place of the dainty summer sandals. This pair is made from corn microfibre, which is completely vegan and treads lightly on the planet. Wear with a chunky knit for a cosy yet elevated cold-weather outfit.
The off-duty design: 8000 Kicks Explorer V2 Women's Vegan Hemp Trainers Dark Green
Weekend outfits have never looked better - this 8000 Kicks design will become your trusty off-duty favourite pair. This style incorporates materials such as algae-bloom soles and eco-friendly hemp. Team yours with a maxi skirt and a lightweight knit for the ultimate in transitional-weather chic.
Western boots showed up on runways a couple of seasons ago and never really left. This summer, countless fashionistas braved the heat to show off their cowboy boots - and the trend is set to continue as temperatures drop. Wear this apple-leather pair with a short skirt to really showcase the design.
If there is one shoe style that is a true wardrobe classic, it is without a doubt the ankle boot. Going effortlessly from dressy to casual, a pared-back black pair is a must-have in a stylish vegan autumnal wardrobe. Wear yours with everything in your wardrobe, all through the season.
High-tops are the 'cool kid' of the shoe world - they lend a streetstyle-worthy appeal to any look. Agazi's design uses apple leather, with a sole made in resin crafted from sugarcane. Also incorporating bamboo and cork, this shoe is breathable and thermoregulatory. Wear with your favourite jeans and a relaxed shirt.
The statement style: MOMOC Rock Stars Vegan Suede Cowboy Boots Black
Want to really turn heads ? Go for this attention-grabbing pair of MOMOC boots in cotton and recycled eco-suede. Pair this design with a laid-back black dress to let the boots be the star of the show.
By Sascha Camilli
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 listen to her podcast Catwalk Rebel. You can also follow her on Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.
Cover image by Minuit Sur Terre
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