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 sandals.
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 includes everything from the most comfortable everyday styles to attention-grabbing evening designs – choose your favourites and step into spring.
The day-to-evening vegan sandals: Minuit sur Terre – Mistral Recycled Vegan Slide-On Sandals in Midnight Blue
This design in a beautiful deep navy colour will become the pair you reach for all summer, especially those days when you just cannot make it home and change: this classic style with a twist (literally) will keep you looking chic from morning to evening.
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, this sandal also features 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.
The vegan sandals where style meets comfort: Good Guys Don't Wear Leather – Juno Apple Leather Vegan Buckled Slide-On Sandal
The ultimate in chic yet comfortable design. This 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. Plus, they also come in brown, black, silver and gold.
The vegan sandals with a pop of colour: Carmona Collection – Andrea Cactus Leather Sandals in Lilac
Add a hint of freshness with a touch of pastel. This pair in planet-friendly cactus leather will look effortlessly chic with neutral tones and white, and its high resistance to abrasion and tearing also means that it will last way beyond this season. Sustainability meets style? Always a win-win in our book.
The versatile vegan slides: Noah – Letizia Vegan Suede Slip On Sandal in Brown
Whether you are headed for a day in the office or a party on the beach, these slip-on sandals from Noah will do the trick. They pair as beautifully with a crisp white shirt as they do a suit – or a floaty, weekend-appropriate maxi dress.
The gilded glamour vegan sandals: Minuit sur Terre – Manosque Ankle Strap Vegan Heeled Sandals in Gold
Made from a solvent-free material and incorporating recycled grains, this glitzy pair of heels will make your outfits soar by adding height. Wear with black or florals to allow the golden hue to really shine.
The after-dark vegan sandals: Minuit sur Terre – Luce Vegan Suede Block Heel Pumps | Black
When you want to turn heads, you can't go wrong with a pair of platform block hels. This vintage style design lends sophistication to any night-time look, plus this vegan suede is made from recycled fibres.
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 Minuit Sur Terre
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