Veganism is one of the fastest growing movements in the world. There has been a 360% increase in the number of vegans in the UK in the last ten years. The importance of being able to support and embrace this lifestyle is growing. We at Begg Shoes have tried to educate ourselves to better aid our customers in providing a range of Vegan Shoes.
Veganism is a way of living which seeks to exclude, as far as is possible and practicable, all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose.” (The Vegan Society)
Some footwear is clearly not suitable for vegetarians and vegans with the use of leathers, suede and nubuck for the uppers, soles and lining. However, many footwear companies also use animal-based glues in the assembly of their footwear. We have contacted each of our suppliers to bring together a comprehensive list of the brands and styles which we know to be suitable for vegans.
Toni Pons Vegan Shoes
Toni Pons offer stunning espadrilles and the vibrant canvas uppers of these sandals are contrasted with the braided hessian sole units. They have used their love of their home in the Mediterranean to inspire these sandals which can easily be seen in the richness of the colours. The canvas uppers of these shoes alongside the use of a non-animal based glue ensure these stunning shoes are suitable for vegans.
Rieker Vegan Shoes
Rieker Shoes are one of our biggest brands because their combination of style, comfort and value are loved by customers. We are proud to announce that all Rieker shoes with man-made uppers are vegan friendly! Whilst some Rieker shoes have leather uppers, the glue used in their man-made shoes is suitable for Vegans.
Remonte Vegan Shoes
Sister company to Rieker Shoes, Remonte Shoes offer stylish designs that have the same comfort qualities with a younger audience. Any Remonte styles made with man-made uppers are vegan friendly! Whilst some Remonte shoes have leather uppers, the glue used in their man-made shoes is suitable for Vegans.
Ruby Shoo Vegan Shoes
Taking inspiration from vintage styling, Ruby Shoo’s are the perfect addition to your footwear wardrobe. These shoes are surprisingly versatile because they are ideal with jeans and a top or with a dress. The use of fabric uppers and non-animal glues ensures these shoes are suitable for vegans.
Adesso Vegan Shoes
Offering sublime comfort and effortless summer style, Adesso shoes make life easy. The soft woven, elasticated uppers allow for expansion of the feet whereas the cushioned insoles add to the overall comfort. Adesso have ensured their footwear is suitable for vegans with their use of a material upper and the avoidance of animal-based glues.
Viva Sport insoles
Pedag’s Viva Sport insoles blend a squishy foam upper with a contoured and supportive heel and arch support. This cushions the metatarsal pad and offers shock absorption under the heel for the ultimate in comfort. Designed for sports, these vegan insoles can also be used for additional support and comfort in your daily shoes. We love these insoles so much that many of our shop staff use them for work. We know exactly what it is like to be on our feet all day!