Vegan Christmas

Advice, recipes and gift ideas for a merry vegan Christmas

(Non-)Leather Goods

A whole cottage industry has grown up around supplying vegans with non-leather shoes, belts and other goods, a need that mainstream stores have failed to satisfy.

There are several manufacturers and outlets for vegan footwear who mostly sell online. Buying shoes for someone else, or buying them for yourself, by mail order can be difficult as you really want to try them before you buy. What makes it particularly difficult is that sizing is not consistent across manufacturers. Online stores will let you return or exchange shoes that don’t fit but if you want to get it right, you may prefer to visit their real shop (if they have one) or find a stall at a vegan fair or festival where you can try them on.

Below is a selection of shops that sell vegan shoes and other ‘leather’ goods. Some of them sell gift vouchers if you are unsure what to choose.