Shoes for the Ethical Man: A Guide to 5 Hot Vegan Shoe Brands Your Man Will Love

Looking for vegan shoes for men? You've come to the right place! These awesome vegan brands create hot and fashionable shoes vegan men can wear with pride.

When it comes to fashion, vegans don’t have to compromise on style to be cruelty free, and this goes for men, as well as women!

The following vegan shoe brands recognize that men can love animals and still wear a stylish pair of shoes.

Here’s my guide to some of the hottest vegan shoes for men out there.

Happy shopping!

1. Alternative Outfitters 

Alternative Outfitters is an online, award winning, vegan boutique that carries a range of gorgeous styles for men. They ship across the United States as well as internationally, and carry shoes that are super affordable, while highly fashionable.

For the man who is just starting his vegan journey and looking to switch to a cruelty-free shoe option, I would suggest the Deer Stags Zooms in black – these stylish basic oxfords will be perfect with a suit or dark jeans for a night out.

Price range: $20-$60

From left to right:  Deer Stags Zooms, Deer Stags 902 Verge Oxford, and Rocus Dres-10 Vincent. Image: courtesy of Alternative Outfitters.

From left to right: Deer Stags Zooms, Deer Stags 902 Verge Oxford, and Rocus Dres-10 Vincent. Image: courtesy of Alternative Outfitters.

 

2. Wills Vegan Shoes

Wills Vegan Shoes was started by Will Green who wanted to “provide animal and human friendly shoes with high-street styles and prices” and he is certainly doing just that!

I cannot get enough of his line, including the Faux Suede Derbys which are made from microfiber upper that is water resistant, breathable and durable.

Wills Vegan Shoes are carried in some stores, but the whole selection is available online with international shipping and free returns and exchanges in the USA, Europe and Canada. For USA customers they also offer a free(!) and fast delivery of only 2-3 days.

Price range: £20-£90

From left to right: Faux Suede Derbys, City Derbys, and Derbys. Image: courtesy of Wills Vegan Shoes.

From left to right: Faux Suede Derbys, City Derbys, and Derbys. Image: courtesy of Wills Vegan Shoes.

3. Vegan Chic 

Mark and Vessela, the owners of Vegan Chic, are focused on bringing vegan fashion to the mainstream, and they are doing a great job with their line of high quality men’s shoes.

Their online store ships worldwide and offers a wide variety of styles from flip flops and sandals to casual, slips on, boots and dress shoes.

I love these Marcos Light Mens Sneaker by MOVMT for a more casual look.

Price range: $6-$300

From left to right: Marcos-Light Men's Sneaker by MOVMT, Men's Summer Sandal, and Classic Men's Slip-On. Image: courtesy of Vegan Chic.

From left to right: Marcos-Light Men’s Sneaker by MOVMT, Men’s Summer Sandal, and Classic Men’s Slip-On. Image: courtesy of Vegan Chic.

4. Moo Shoes 

When I made the switch to my vegan lifestyle, Moo Shoes was one of the first stores that I heard of that sold fashionable vegan shoes. This store was founded in 2001 by sisters Erica and Sara Kubersky. It carries a variety of brands, including their house brand, Vovacas.

For men they offer styles from boots to sneakers, and oxfords to sandals. My current favorite style is the Tom Brown from Novacas. Classic, stylish, and vegan are my three favorite words and this shoe embodies all of them.

The Moo Shoes store is based in New York City (it was actually the first cruelty-free store of its kind in NYC), but if you are unable to shop there, they also ship in the United States as well as internationally.

Price range: $30-$300

From left to right: Tom Brown, Stanton and Gregory Black. Image: courtesy of Moo Shoes.

From left to right: Tom Brown, Stanton and Gregory Black. Image: courtesy of Moo Shoes.

5. Vegetarian Shoes 

Vegetarian Shoes is an award winning shoe brand that was founded in 1990 by Robin Webb (who, when first starting out, used to hand make all of his shoes!). The brand is based in the UK, with a shop in East Sussex, but for those of us who are not lucky enough to live close by, they offer international shipping, and their brand is also carried out on several online vegan shops (like Moo Shoes, mentioned above).

Living in the “wonderful” Chicago weather, I can’t help but truly appreciate the water resistant Timbercat Boot in Black. The bonus of this boot is that it is part of Vegetarian Shoes’ mens/unisex range, so if you and your man happen to wear the same size, this boot can serve you in a double-duty!

Price range: £30-£160

From left to right: Mock Moc, Beta Sandal, and Timbercat Boot. Image: courtesy of Vegetarian Shoes.

From left to right: Mock Moc, Beta Sandal, and Timbercat Boot. Image: courtesy of Vegetarian Shoes.

These companies lead the way in ensuring that when men make the change to a cruelty-free diet, their fashion can make the change with them.

The Vegan Woman Recommendation Label 2015We are delighted to award these top 5 brands with The Vegan Woman’s recommendation label.

 

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Leolin has a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Illinois-Champaign-Urbana and is currently a Master's Candidate in Humane Education from Valparaiso University. She is one of the co-founders for the Chicago Veggie Pride Parade, teaches people how to live an authentic life on her personal blog My Life Outside the Box and she also is an independent consultant for the vegan beauty and wellness company, Arbonne. Leolin has been a vegetarian since 2007 and a vegan since 2009 and loves sharing the vegan message with others.

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