5 Brands Offering Stylish Vegan Shoes for the Office

stylish vegan shoes for the office“Stylish” might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of vegan footwear, but in 2017, it’s definitely possible to find stylish vegan shoes for the office — in all sorts of styles, from pumps to boots to flats.

Reader L recently asked:

Are there any non-leather, stylish and well-wearing shoes out there? I’m a vegetarian and don’t buy leather, but all the man-made or vegan shoes I buy either don’t wear well (usually not longer than a season) or look like pilgrim shoes. I know there are great companies like Matt & Nat who make amazing bags, but I haven’t been able to find a well-made, vegan pump!

In our last post rounding up brands for the stylish vegan professional, we featured several vegan shoe brands, including Olsenhaus, Matt & Nat, Nicora, and Beyond Skin (along with a few vegan clothing and handbag brands), but to answer Reader L’s question, we’re expanding on that a bit today by featuring several more brands recommended by readers (and by some vegan/vegetarian friends) that are great bets for stylish vegan dress shoes. (We last did a roundup of vegan, non-leather shoes for the professional woman in 2010!) The shoes we’re featuring today are affordable, too — plenty are under $100. (By the way, for weekend vegan shoes: Birkenstock recently introduced a vegan collection, some of it for sale at Zappos.) Which are your favorite stylish vegan shoes for the office? What are the brands that you’ve found to wear well and really last? 

This post contains affiliate links and Corporette® may earn commissions for purchases made through links in this post. For more details see here. Thank you so much for your support!

Clockwise from top left: Ballerina Flats, $99 / Victoria, $59.99 (sale) / Nira, $79.99 (sale)

In addition to the brands below, also worth a mention is MooShoes, which has a huge selection of cruelty-free shoes, bags, etc., both online and at their stores in NYC (Lower East Side) and LA (Silver Lake); the brands they carry include Olsenhaus, Matt & Nat, Nicora, Novacas, Bhava, Ahimsa, Melissa, and Bourgeois Boheme.

Here are 5 brands offering stylish vegan shoes for the office:

The Flat, emerald, $125 / The Flat, Captoe Black, $125 / The Point, cobalt solid, $145

Rothys

We’ve featured Rothys a couple of times, most recently The Point, which is one of their two styles — the other is The Flat. Rothys details their mission on their website: to create a shoe “with the ease of a sneaker but with the polish of a feminine flat … with low-waste, low-impact materials, hand-assembled for high quality and durability.” The shoes are lightweight, made from recycled materials (as well as recyclable), machine washable (!), and moisture-wicking, and the knit they’re made from is “blister-free.” The Point ($145) and The Flat ($125) are available in sizes 5–12, and the site offers free shipping and free returns.

 

 

Levi, $79 / Nira, $79.99 (sale) / Victoria, $59.99 (sale)

Neuaura 

Neuaura, founded in 2007 by a lifelong vegetarian, makes animal-free, eco-friendly boots, flats, heels, and wedges. A portion of the proceeds from one of its factories (a sustainable operation in Southern Brazil that’s run with hydroelectric power) is donated to environmental charities, and on average, 68% of the factory’s waste is reused. Neuaura offers free shipping on all U.S. orders.

 

 

Wide Low Booties, $95 / Smart Courts, $101 / Ballerina Flats, $99

Will’s Vegan Shoes

Based in London and founded in 2013, Will’s Vegan Shoes & Accessories Co. sells vegan and ethically made shoes, both for women and men. On their site you’ll find flats, sandals, boots, pumps, and more, in regular, narrow, and wide widths. Sizes available are 5–11. Bonus: They offer free shipping and 365-day returns on all U.S. orders. They also make accessories — belts, wallets, briefcases, satchels, totes, and more.

 

 

Carrie, $195 / Tilda, $138 (sale) / Ana, $310

Bourgeois Boheme

Also based in London is Bourgeois Boheme, a vegan shoe company founded in 2005. It has a slow fashion philosophy and offers flats, heels, boots, and sandals, including some office-friendly styles, that are eco-friendly and made by “hand-picked artisans” in Portugal. The company also makes shoes for men. Bourgeois Boheme avoids using PVC, which is commonly found in vegan shoes, because of its harmful chemicals and negative environmental impact, instead using a cotton-backed microfiber polyurethane called Mycro©, plant-based polymers, and other, safer materials.

 

 

Peterson, $55 (sale) / Brava Encore, $59 / Parker, $69

Jambu & Co.

Founded in 2010, Jambu & Co. makes three brands, Jambu (“premium looks”), JBU (“trendy”), and JSport “sporty, casual”). As you can tell from the names, not everything made by the company is appropriate for work — most of the shoes are best for a casual or possibly business casual office (or for casual Fridays) — but they’re definitely worth checking out. The shoes’ features include a contoured memory foam footbed; waterproof, water-resistant, and “water ready” classifications; and a non-marking, partially recycled rubber outsole. Some, but not all, of their offerings are vegan, and the size range is 6–11. As for production, the website makes this claim: production (in China) is “closely supervised” and the operations have “strict standards that are monitored.”

Where do you look for stylish vegan shoes for the office? Did you know that you can search both Nordstrom and Zappos for vegan shoes? 

Social media images via Stencil.stylish vegan shoes for the office - stock image of boots

A reader wondered where to buy stylish vegan shoes for the office to kick her work outfits up a notch—so we rounded up 5 great brands for the vegan professional.

Comments

  1. has anyone bought rothys in real life? how do you like?

    • I just came here to RAVE about my Rothy’s. I’m obsessed with them. Own 2 pairs and ordered #3. I haven’t worn anything else in months.

    • Fussy Feet :

      I have to second that rave. I have really difficult feet which make wearing closed toe shoes really challenging. Bunions and a hammertoe. The Rothy’s are soooo comfortable. I bought one pair in black, wore them constant.y and now own them in many colors, both the ballet and pointed toe (which are dressier). They are a game changer for me.

    • I LOVE my Rothy’s. I now own two pairs, and will definitely buy more in the future. They really are blister-free; they’re the only shoes I have to which I didn’t need to add heel liners to protect against chafing. For the older pair, after seven months of multiple days a week of wear (including walking more than a mile each way on my commute), they still look new.

    • Triangle Pose :

      Same. Love them. I walk just short of a mile to and from work and never have a problem. I guess I don’t need much arch support as some folks though. One out of three of my coworkers who have Rothy’s thinks they are not good commuting shoes but I haven’t word anything else to commute in months.

    • In-House in Houston :

      I have a very narrow foot. I wear a size 9 or 9.5 in a regular shoe, a 10 in a running shoe. What size to you recommend I get in a Rothys? I’ve been dying to get a pair based on this blog…but now I think I’m going to do it! TIA!!

      • Just know that if you do order a pair and it doesn’t fit, you can return for free and they’ll send you a new pair. I’m usually a 6.5 but the 7 fit me better. YMMV – either way, so glad their customer service is really on top of it! Also the shoes are incredibly comfortable and rival my birkenstock flats (#teamflatfeet) in comfort and ease to wear

    • Fussy Feet :

      If you do order a pair, be sure to get a referral code from someone who has bought them already because you get $20 off your first purchase. Anyone has had bought them can send you their code, and then you both get $20 off.

  2. I would LOVE to get a new pair of shoes. I stepped in Poopie in Central Park on Sunday and could NOT scrape it off, so I asked the cleaneing lady to see what she could do with it. FOOEY!

  3. Fussy Feet :

    Email me and I will send it to you. I tried to post it but got caught in moderation. [email protected]

  4. Anonymous :

    Stella McCartney!

    • And I walk 2.5 miles to work in my Rothys the first day, and no issues. Frankly, I was a bit concerned, as they did not feel as though they had a lot of support and I have the type of skin which develops blisters or other issues with new shoes – but there were zero problems. HIghly recommend. I have the round toe version.

Add a Comment

Thank you for commenting. On the off chance that your comment goes to moderation, note that a moderation message will only appear if you enter an email address. If you have any questions please check out our commenting policy.

work fashion blog press mentions