adidas launch vegan ‘plant and grow’ shoes inspired by nature – where to get a pair

Author: Liam Gilliver

Read Time:   |  23rd May 2023

Vegan Food & Living may earn commission from the links on this page, but we only ever share brands that we love and trust.

The footwear brand’s 'Plant and Grow' sandals are free from animal-derived materials and available to buy just in time for summer…


adidas has launched its latest vegan-friendly shoe just in time for summer.

The sportswear giant says its EQT93 ‘Plant and Grow’ sandals are made with ‘animal free’ materials and are inspired by nature.

They feature a synthetic upper, textile lining, rubber outsole, and come in a blend of three earthy colours: Green Oxide, Brown, and Easy Yellow.

Priced at $105 (around £85) the vegan shoes can be purchased online now for those who have early access.

adidas’ plant and grow shoes

“Guerrilla gardening beautifies city spaces, brings communities together and provides nourishing food. It’s also the influence behind these adidas sandals,” the brand said.

“A modern remix on our coveted EQT 93 silhouette, they honour nature with a speckled rubber sole that mimics the texture of soil, earthy colours and a “plant and grow” logo on the heel.

“Just like the original, they put comfort in every step.”

 adidas's new EQT93 'Plant and Grow' sandals feature a synthetic upper, textile lining, and a rubber outsole. Photo © adidas

adidas's new EQT93 'Plant and Grow' sandals feature a synthetic upper, textile lining, and a rubber outsole. Photo © adidas

Vegan trainers

adidas has long catered for vegan consumers, with an array of leather-free shoes on offer.

Back in 2021, the footwear brand announced the launch of a line of trainers made from mushroom leather. The ‘purely biological’ vegan trainers are created using mycelium, the part of fungi that produces mushrooms.

Alongside the launch, adidas has also pledged to use more than 60 percent recycled materials across its product range in 2021, and then exclusively recycled materials by 2024.

According to CEO Kasper Rorsted: “Sustainability is an integral part of the Adidas business philosophy.

“We have continued to invest in sustainability initiatives during the coronavirus pandemic. And, we will significantly expand our range of sustainable products in 2021.”

Are your trainers vegan? Here’s how to tell

Featured image: adidas

Written by

Liam Gilliver

Liam is a journalist working for the Mirror, Daily Express, Daily Star and OK! Magazine. He's also the author of We're Worried About Him and has been published in the likes of The Independent, Huffington Post, and Attitude Magazine.

We use cookies to give you a better experience on By continuing to use our site, you are agreeing to the use of cookies as set in our Cookie Policy.

OK, got it