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These are the most frequently asked questions about vegan sneakers:
Vegan sneakers are simply sneakers made without the use of any animal-derived materials notably leather, suede, wool or fur so they are a more ethical choice. Instead, they are made from natural materials such as cotton, canvas, hemp, rubber or synthetic fabrics like nylon, polyester, and polyurethane. Some brands of vegan sneakers also use recycled materials to reduce their environmental impact. Vegan sneakers are worn by vegans of course but increasingly by those who are concerned about animal welfare and the environment.
Generally speaking, vegan sneakers made from high-quality synthetic materials such as nylon and polyurethane can be just as durable as sneakers made from animal leather. Durability also depends on use of course but with proper care and maintenance, vegan sneakers can be just as durable and long-lasting as any other type of sneaker.
Vegan sneakers are made from a range of non-animal materials; traditionally this would mean synthetic fabrics such as nylon, polyester, or polyurethane but increasingly from a range of new innovative plant-based leathers like apple, corn, cactus, grape or pineapple! There are now many synthetic sneakers that are made in part or completely from recycled plastic , often rescued from the ocean.