The sun is out and summer is in full swing, what better excuse to treat your feet to a new pair of cruelty-free sandals?
Our prayers have been answered, as the coolest shop on the high street have finally launched their own vegan shoe range – and it’s every bit as stylish as you’d hope. Featuring six classic designs, in wearable tan, black, white and blush shades, each style is PETA-approved and handmade in Spain using quality cruelty-free products.
Topshop have really delivered when it comes to summer essentials – whether you’re spending yours in the city, on the beach or at a festival. Priced between £42 and £59, you can find the full collection in store and online at topshop.com
BLOWFISH AT SCHUH
Channel your inner California girl with the platest vegan collection from Malibu label, Blowfish. Head to your nearest Schuh store for 100% animal-friendly sandals that capture that effortless, laid-back Cali-style that’s perfect for summer days on the beach.
Take your pick from quirky, animal-print fflatforms, cool slides and simple strappy sandals, all under £50, that are so comfy you won’t want to take them off. Now all we need is a Coachella ticket for next year and we’re sorted! Visit schuh.co.uk
3 We love to support small vegan-friendly businesses, especially when they make sandals as gorgeous as this. Based in Guadalajara, Mexico, Golden Ponies have been offering a cute selection of handmade to order shoes and accessories in faux leather and other wellsourced vegan materials for over 10 years.
The quality is fantastic and the prices a steal, even when you add on the international delivery charge. Snap up a pair quick and prepare for all of those ‘where did you get those amazing shoes’ compliments that will come flooding your way. Check out their Etsy shop at etsy.com/uk/shop/goldenponies
American boho-brand, Free People, have long been a supporter of vegan fashion and their ever-expanding choice of cruelty-free shoes is giving us some excellent summer options.
Stocking a range of cool vegan brands, as well as an amazing number of exclusive Free People collabs, this is the place to head for something a little different. Edgy fashion styles in bold coflours and textures make this a one-stop shop for animalfriendly summer sandals that stand out from the crowd. Visit their flagship London store or shop the range at freepeople.com/uk
High street favourite, OFFICE, always delivers when it comes to fabulous footwear for style-conscious shoppers, and now they are upping their game with an impressive choice of vegan designs.
You’ll find some of your favourite sandal brands right here, including Birkenstock (the Arizona Evas are already on our shopping list) and Dr. Martens, but we’ll be racing you to the nearest store to grab a pair of hippie-chic, vegan rope sandals by the platest brand to grace the shelves, Nomadic State of Mind. Shop in store or online at office.co.uk
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Sarah Dawson is a freelance writer, living in the Cotswolds. When she’s not wrestling her toddler into a car seat, she likes to grow her own veg, read pretty much anything/everything and create ridiculously long ASOS wish-lists. See more from Sarah at www.wordupwriting.co.uk.