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SHOES

Walk out in style with our round-up of bold and sassy vegan shoes. There’s something for every budget

High Street Vegan

Many of us have struggled to find a fashionable, ethical shoe, faced with a limited choice of moccasin-style ‘sensible shoes’ that hardly even hinted at being fashion conscious. Vegan shoes were previously limited to a few small brands trying to make a diff erence. Well thanks to the perseverance of those small brands (like greenshoes.co.uk, which started in the 80s, and vegetarian-shoes.co.uk, which started in the 90s) many global shoe companies have taken notice and created their own ranges.

To pass as vegan, every part of the shoe from the sole unit, to the upper, lining, laces and even eyelets, must be made from alternatives to animal-based fabrics. So these shoes are mainly made from man-made cotton, canvas and pleather, as well as natural rubbers. What seemed impossible a few years ago is fast becoming a reality.

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About Simply Vegan

Simply Vegan is a brand new lifestyle magazine packed with the latest and best vegan recipes, high street beauty and fashion products, and expert fitness and health advice. The June issue features vegan meals in under 30 minutes, breakfast ideas, lunch and snack options, great ideas for meals for one and sweet treats. Plus impress your friends with Aine Carlin's stunning 3-course easy dinner party menu. We talk to world record-holding marathon runner and animal rescue sanctuary owner, Fiona Oakes, and catch up with vegan food celebs, the BOSH! boys. We track down some statement vegan shoes and brand new vegan lipsticks and put a range of snack bars to the SV taste test. Our experts help you choose milk alternatives, tell you how to make your own household cleaners, advise on calcium and answer your questions. Plus, get in shape for the summer with our 9-week beginners' running programme, devised for you by vegan blogger Katie Hainbach.