Top 10 Vegan shoes for men- Environmentally friendly footwear

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With so much of our animals getting killed because of the need to make clothes for us it is no surprise why so many people are starting to look for shoes that will protect the environment.

Without a doubt vegan shoes are going to become a huge demand in the coming years. Vegan shoes for men are now starting to pick up following women vegan shoes which have been on the market for longer.vegan shoes for men

Vegan shoes for both sexes have been definitely durable over the years since they are made with strong and durable materials like microfiber PU and plant-based polymers to name a few.

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The best thing about this article is that you will see how quality, style, durability and eco-friendliness are catered for in vegan shoes and this may actually make you realize why you should be buying merely vegan shoes.

I hope you enjoy my top 10 vegan shoes for men.

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1. WHITIN men’s minimalistic Barefoot Running Shoes

My number 1 vegan shoes for men are the cross-trainer from WHITIN because they are the most comfortable shoes you can ever have.

These shoes can either come with a velcro strap or just a lace up. These shoes are made with real rubber, making it animal-cruelity-free.

These shoes have zero heel to toe drop and most people love them because when you wear them it literally feels like you are walking barefoot.


  • Fits onto feet just like a glove
  • eco-friendly
  • Great for athletes (runners)
  • Great for many outdoor activities like hiking
  • Great for staying at home with.
  • Flexible
  • Thin sole


  • Variety of shoes is less
  • Shoe sizes can be a problem


2. Dr Martens Unisex vegan men shoes

Well since I am talking about vegan shoes for men these shoes are not really 100% shoes, They are half boot and half shoe.

More than that these shoes are unisex and this is what makes them one of the best and unique vegan shoes out there.

This 3 eye shoe boot is made with a thick sole which is 100% synthetic. The shoes are also made with other 100% animal-free materials such as synthetic leather which is made with welt stitching.

These vegan shoes are the most durable shoe out of all vegan shoes, if not all shoes in general.


  • Unisex
  • Slip resistance
  • Great abrasion resistance
  • half shoe half boot
  • Versatile


  • Can be a bit heavy and tight on feet(especially when you walk a long period of times)
  • ole can tend to break easily (this can also be dependent on what work you do with them).


3. Lugs men’s Vegan Drifters Lo Ballistic

Here is another counterpart of durable vegan shoes for men that you can use instead of Dr Martens 3 eye shoes.

This shoe is very rigid and strong and mostly it also has thick rubber soles as well.

Compared to Dr Martens these shoes can be worn for a longer period and the best thing is that they do not have any rigidity.


  • Very tough shoes
  • versatile (can be used as boots)
  • Super comfortable
  • Very stylish
  • Very affordable


  • The heel tends to split from the sole after a few times of daily usage (Few months).


4. Men’s eco-friendly men vegan shoes from Hey dude

If you are looking for casual and very stylish shoes that you can wear at your home you will definitely love these type of shoes.

As you can hear the name is already stylish so it is no wonder why they love style. The shoes are made with soft oxford clothing lining and linen canvas.

You can sure that these shoes are eco-friendly shoes and 100% animal cruelty-free.


  • Very lightweight
  • Super comfortable
  • Avalaible in different colors (3 colors)


  • can never be used for rigorous exercises like running or walk long distances.


5. Non-leather vegan sneakers by Will


When it comes to the most stylish vegan shoes these are among the top ones that most people love including me.

This vegan shoes are PETA approved as 100% vegan and are made in Portugal with 100% vegan materials.


  • Water resitance
  • Soft breathable linings
  • Free returns and exchange within 365.
  • Durable


  • Not versatile

6. Nautica Men’s Hull 2 sneakers

Other great vegan shoes for men which are super stylish and are my personal favorite due to the appeal.

These shoes are 100% eco-friendly and ethically made. These 100% textile synthetic sole shoes have rubber traction on their soles.

Even the reviews online (Amazon) been very positive and there are no seen negatives.


  • Styles
  • eco-friendly


  • May not be 100% durable


7. Polar Fox Alexander Memory foam vegan shoes

These slick design of vegan shoes are shoes that are great for formal occasions like work or weddings.

Not only are these vegan shoes durable, but they are also water resistant and breathable for your shoes while tight-fitting.

These eco-friendly shoes are great for customer service as they also tend to ensure they even give you 30 money back guarantee to show how much trust they have on their vegan shoes for men.


  • High quality shoes
  • Great fit
  • Comfortable
  • Great zipper on the outside to make feet breathable
  • Great money back guarantee (30 day)



8. Merrel men’s trail Glove vegan shoes for runners

In this post I have been talking a lot about vegan shoes that they are normally for work and light applications like walking short distances.

But what if you are a person who is an athlete and looking for fitness or running shoes?

Well this is one of my top pick vegan shoes as they are built specifically for this. The Merrel vegan shoes are made with vibram sole and the upper part is made with durable mesh and TPU which make vegan friendly.

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What is more the shoes have an underfoot protection through trail protection pad to help you run for longer in comfort.

The trail glove has many raving reviews online especially by athletes who are always outside running or hiking.

Trust me if you need shoes for any application where it involves walking excessive miles these shoes are a must.


  • Super durable
  • Great for sports and walking long distances.
  • Variety of colors to choose from
  • Raving reviews online by athletes
  • 100% eco-friendly
  • great for almost any application


  • Some people may not like the design


9. Men’s Jazz low Pro Vegan shoes

Here is another shoe which is tough as nails, the Jazz low Pro by Saucony.

These shoes are made with a very strong rubber sole like other vegan shoes with the only difference being that it is specifically made to withstand any application.

The main shoe is made with hemp and with contrast stitching which gives it that durable feature.

With this shoes being 100% eco-frindly you can be able to work walk miles for many years knowing that you do not affect the environment with the design of your shoes.


  • Made for any application
  • Durable vegan shoes
  • Affordable
  • Comfortable


  • Not as durable as most Jazz pro shoes


10. Vegan Xero shoes Hana

My last but not least vegan shoes for men are the Xero shoes which are vegan and vegetarian friendly.

These shoes are trendy and are for causal wear since they are super lightweight and very flexible on the foot.

If you live in a hot country then you will enjoy these shoes since they are perfect for this weather.


  • Very affordable barefoot shoes
  • Eye-catching shoes
  • vegan and vegetable froindly
  • Super lightweight


  • Lacks durability
  • Can not be used for many applications since it is fragile


Final thoughts

Having shoes that are eco-friendly is vital for not only for the environment but also for you. The great thing about vegan shoes is the fact that they have been very durable and very stylish.

Although most vegan shoes may be made with non-animal material they been very strong and they are quite affordable for the average person.

There are top vegan shoes with the best style and durability are like Nautica, vegan sneakers by Will, Dr Martens and WHITIN men’s vegan shoes.

I have included the top vegan shoes above which you can choose from among st other vegan shoes.

I hope this article was helpful in giving you the best top 10 vegan shoes for men. If you have any comments on any questions to add you are more than welcome to comment below. I will be happy to engage.

Reader Comments

  1. Scott

    I think we need messages like these letting know there are other options that can tailor our lives without harming animals. My trainers are wearing out, a pair of those Men’s Jazz low Pro Vegan shoes look pretty cool, might have to try. Very useful, good job!

  2. Abel

    I really like that there are other options out there! A lot of these shoes are of interest to me and I am looking forward to some new pair of shoes here soon! Thank you for this educational article!

  3. Mallory

    This really neat to know. Anything that reduces our footprint on the earth is a good thing, no pun intended lol. I love the look of the Hey Dude shoes, and I think my husband would as well, he tends to buy styles like this. Will definitely be checking out what other styles that they have! I’ve been doing a lot of research into hemp based products lately, and how the materials made from them can be very strong. Will be taking a look into the Men’s Jazz shoes as well because of this. Thanks for the post, you’ve just opened up an entirely different way to buy footwear for me!

    • Thabo Khoza

      Hey Mallory

      Yes Hey dude shoes are great vegan shoes I think too. I did not know that hemp based products is normally very strong, but it makes sense why most vegan shoes are made of hemp.
      I am glad you found this post very useful

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