5 Must Have Vegan Shoes

by, Derek Gazic of The Kitchen.

With the ever evolving sneaker game, and consciousness for where our products come from,
it’s only right that we highlight our top five vegan sneaker options.
Before we dive into them, here are a few easy tips to familiarize yourself with vegan sneakers,
and how to tell what your favorite retailers are.








These labels demonstrate the different pieces of the sneaker:












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Rick Owens Drkshdw Women’s Vegan Canvas Sneakers in Grey
Legendary designer Rick Owens brings to the table a high-end vegan canvas sneaker for
sneakerheads, and the material conscious streetwear aficionado. Becoming a staple in the high
end fashion world, Rick Owens has designed for the likes of adidas, introducing various
fashionable running shoes that translate from the gym, to the closet of sneakerheads around
the world.
Featured is the Drkshdw Grey canvas sneaker, comprised of 100% vegan fabric, 100% cotton,
100% rubber sole. This set of sneakers boasts an insole crafted from a vegan leather-look
fabric, delivering a set of sneakers that the conscious hypebeast in you can wear for any casual

You can purchase them HERE.













Vans, “The Authentic”
A staple for any sneakerhead’s rotation that needs a lighter, multipurpose casual sneaker. The
timeless original waffle outsole can be spotted on these iconic sneakers – ranging in a variety of
colors. When searching for a pair of sneakers from some of your favorite retailers, a simple
search can yield results such as these found under the vegan tab on this retailer’s website. The
variety of canvas color options means you will have no trouble finding a color to match your

You can purchase them HERE.













Nike Air Max 1 Flyknit 87
Nike re-imagined the classic Air Max 1 in 2016 with a flyknit addition. Originally released in
1987, the Nike Air Max 1 made a name for itself by introducing the famous air pouch, thus
bringing to the sneaker world the first air-cushioned sole. Since then the Air Max has become a
staple for sneakerheads around the world, easily distinguished by the sole. The flyknit addition
pays homage to it’s ancestral roots, preserving the sole, and introducing a more breathable
shoe – perfect for any casual occasion.

You can purchase them HERE.











BAIT x Saucony Shadow Original “Cruel World”
Saucony has been at the forefront of vegan based sneakers for quite a while now, and has
grown even further with their recent collaborations. The Cruel World features a silhouette all
too familiar to sneakerheads with a comfortable balance of style, and utility. Featuring
premium vegan suede overlays, vegan glue, and derivative-free compounds, this BAIT x
Saucony collab is another must have in every vegan rotation.

You can purchase them HERE.











adidas Ultraboost x Parley
One sneaker we had to highlight was the recently introduced adidas Parley sneakers, sporting
an upper primeknit featuring yarn woven into recycled plastic found in the ocean. Originally a
concept shoe, adidas has made strides in promoting sustainability with a campaign revolving
around reducing our imprint on the environment. On average, 11 plastic bottles are used to
produce each pair of shoes in addition to other reusable plastics found in our oceans.

You can purchase them HERE.


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