Gentleberg is an Amsterdam-based shoe brand that is founded on the belief that

Gentleberg is an Amsterdam-based shoe brand that is founded on the belief that veganism is not solely a diet but a way of living. They are dedicated to creating a much-needed selection of elegant, long-lasting vegan shoes for men.

About the Founder

Matthijs Berg was on the hunt for classic dress shoes to complement a suit when he discovered that appropriate vegan alternatives were scarce – and what was available wasn't really up to scratch. So he took matters into his own hands and created his own shoe label. With no prior experience of the footwear industry but armed with lots of passion, he set to research and build up his new label.

“We are on a mission to make the world a better place; free of unnecessary harm.”

Materials

In Gentleberg's first collection, the main materials are soft and breathable high-quality polyurethane microfibres which are also water-resistant. The outsoles of the brand's Casual Friday Sneakers are made from eco rubber which is up to 70% recycled, 100% recyclable and vegan. For upcoming collections, the brand is looking towards plant-based leathers, possibly mixed with recycled materials.

People

Gentleberg only works with European factories to ensure compliance with European standards when it comes to workers' rights.

Production

All of Gentleberg's shoes are made in small family-owned factories in Portugal.

Packaging

Orders are shipped in 100% plant-based mailers made out of corn. The double adhesive strip makes reuse possible if an order has to be returned. The boxes also have a minimalist design that saves on the use of ink.

Animals

As a vegetarian, Matthijs considered giving up leather – but there were no options for men's shoes. This is how Gentleberg was born, out of the founder's own need and desire to stop contributing to the cruel and environmentally damaging animal agriculture industry.

To discover more like this, visit our men's vegan shoes collection.

You can read more about the problem with animal  leather and sustainable vegan leather alternatives on our blog.


That’s a hard one as ‘best’ is personal! Immaculate Vegan has one of the largest collections of vegan trainers from a wide variety of brands from across the globe. Take a look! Our best sellers come from BeFlamboyant, Humans are Vain, Yatay, Good Guys Don’t Wear Leather, Ration.L and Komrads.

Vegan trainers (and sneakers) are made without the use of any animal materials, such as leather, suede, fur or wool. Vegan shoes are made of a variety of fabrics, traditionally synthetic but increasingly using innovative materials derived from nature with all the properties of leather, such as apple leather, cactus leather and bio-based leather (made from oil derived from cereal crops). Many synthetic trainers are now made using recycled plastics from ocean trash.

That depends on the style and the fabric in question. Canvas trainers are not waterproof, vegan or otherwise. But most of our trainers are water-resistant and some are also waterproof, as well durable and 100% vegan.

The quick answer: yes! But you can make them last longer by taking care of the shoes. Just as you would care for animal-leather trainers, you should look after your vegan leather trainers. With proper care, vegan trainers can last anywhere from two to five years, depending on how much wear and tear they encounter, which is the same as their animal-leather counterparts.

Yes! As far as we are concerned they are.

The British call them trainers, because they can be used for sports or training.

The Americans call them sneakers, presumably because, being soft-soled, they're suitable for sneaking around in!

But to confuse things further, they are also called tennis shoes in the US.

Vegan sandals are made without the use of any animal materials, such as leather, suede, fur or wool. There' a wide variety of materials that can be used to make vegan sandals, including polyurethane (also known as PU), apple leather, pineapple leather (Pinatex), cactus leather and bio-based leather (made from oil derived from cereal crops). In addition, some vegan sandals are also made from recycled materials, such as recycled polyester or other recycled fibres.

Many vegan sandals now are made using high quality and durable materials, and many of the new vegan leathers are of very high quality. But you can make your vegan sandals last longer by taking care of them well. With proper care, vegan sandals can last for many years, depending on how much wear and tear they encounter, which is the same as their animal-leather counterparts.

Vegan materials tend to have a much lower carbon footprint and be much be kinder to the environment than animal leather, which is one of the most environmentally damaging materials used in fashion. Whilst there are vegan materials such as PVC which are toxic and harmful, none of the vegan sandals or products at Immaculate Vegan contain PVC. We also choose to partner with brands who are creating the most sustainable vegan sandals possible, using the most sustainable vegan materials.

There's really no difference here between vegan and non vegan sandals – it all depends on the quality and fit of the brand and the styles you choose. We partner with premium footwear brands at Immaculate Vegan to bring you vegan shoes that are high quality, stylish and comfortable.

Whilst not all brands are equal, at Immaculate Vegan we select footwear brands making high quality, stylish and cruelty free vegan sandals and shoes.

That depends on the style and the fabric in question. Canvas and fabric vegan sandals are not waterproof, vegan or otherwise. But some of our vegan sandals are water-resistant and some are also waterproof, as well as durable and 100% vegan.