As the weather heats up, we are shedding layers, and this includes our feet. Few things are as liberating as leaving boots behind and finally stepping into a pair of airy, breezy vegan summer sandals - which are skyrocketing in popularity
By Sascha Camilli: writer, speaker, activist, and vegan fashion expert.
Today's vast selection of vegan fashion means that options in plant-based, eco-friendly materials are readily available – the only challenge is choosing the perfect pair. Our edit of on-trend vegan sandals for the summer of 2023 includes everything from the most comfortable everyday styles to attention-grabbing evening designs – choose your favourites and step into summer.
The day-to-evening vegan sandals: Urbanima Glorieta Vegan Heeled Sandals Cherry Red
These vegan leather sandals in a beautiful deep cherry shade will become the pair you reach for all summer, especially those days when you just cannot make it home to change: this classic strappy style will keep you looking chic from morning to evening. Also available in rose pink, dark grey and mustard yellow.
The vegan platform sandals: Bohema – Geigi Grape Leather Cork Platform Vegan Sandals
Craving some height? Add inches with Bohema's wearable yet edgy design. Aside from the cork platform, these vegan platform sandals also feature two of vegan fashion's other favourites: the outer is crafted from grape leather, whereas the insole is made from apples – this shoe is the perfect example of plant-based innovation. Also available in white.
The vegan sandals where style meets comfort: 1 People Chicago Piñatex Vegan Leather Heeled Sandals Charcoal
The ultimate in chic yet comfortable design. This apple-leather pair, made from plants and bio-oils sourced from organic cereal crops, will cradle your foot in a shock-absorbing cork footbed – while never sacrificing on style. Wear them with everything from jeans to a casual shirt dress. Also available in tan.
The vegan sandals with a pop of colour: NAE Vegan Shoes Iris Vegan Apple Leather Heeled Sandals Orange
Add a hint of freshness with a touch of zest. This colourful pair in eco-friendly apple leather will look effortlessly chic with neutral tones and white, and its hypoallergenic materials will help keep your feet fresh in the summer heat.
The versatile vegan slides: V.GAN Lima Women's Footbed Black Croc
Whether you are headed for a relaxed Saturday on the town or a party on the beach, these slip-on vegan slides from V.GAN will do the trick. This exotic skins-inspired design pairs as beautifully with a crisp white shirt as they do a pair of jeans – or a floaty, weekend-appropriate maxi dress. Also available in plain black, pink and cream.
The glamorous vegan sandals: Urbanima Beach Club Vegan Heeled Sandals Bronze
This geometric, glitzy pair of heels will make your outfits soar by adding height – but still staying comfortable enough to dance all night. Wear with a summer LBD to allow the bronze hue to really shine. Also available in rust red and black.
The printed vegan stilettos: Willa Phoenix Miami Vegan Leather Stilettos Animal Print
When you want to turn heads, you can't go wrong with a pair of leopard-print vegan stiletto sandals. These sky-high stilettos lend oomph to any night-time look. Also available in nude, black and silver glitter.
By Sascha Camilli
For more fabulous vegan sandals, shop our extensive collection here.
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. You can also follow her on Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.
Cover image by Urbanima
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