Sports shoe brand Sokito launches vegan football boots made from recycled carpets

Author: Maria Chiorando

Read Time:   |  16th March 2023

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The vegan football boots, which are handmade in Europe, took three years to develop, according to the brand which says they are planet and performance-friendly


Sokito has launched a pair of vegan football boots made partly from recycled and sustainably-sourced materials.

The football boot brand, which spent three years developing the Devista Vegan shoes, says they boast a minimum of 56 per cent eco-friendly materials.

They feature a vegan leather upper made from 55 per cent Polyurethane (PU), and 45 per cent recycled nylon, derived mainly from recycled carpets.

They are the first football boot to be certified by the Vegan Society Trademark, and according to Sokito, ‘only the second certified vegan football boots on the market’.

As well as being certified animal-free, the vegan football boots are ‘packed with performance enhancing features to give players a greater impact on the pitch’, according to the brand.

Sokito's new football boots are certified by The Vegan Society and made partly from recycled materials

Sokito's new football boots are certified by The Vegan Society and made partly from recycled materials


Vegan football boots

In a statement sent to Vegan Food & Living, Sokito founder Jake Hardy said: “We wanted to build a boot that players can trust both in terms of performance and sustainability. 

“We spent three years developing the Devista Vegan with professional athletes to create a product that delivers on the pitch and keeps its toll on the planet to a minimum.”

Sokito Investor and ambassador William Troost-Ekong, Watford F.C. and Nigeria international, added: “The Devista Vegan is a great example of sustainability and innovation in action. 

“Performance boots that are made from animal-free and recycled materials; just the sort of change we need to see in the game. It’s a really exciting development.”

And Sokito supporter Katie Rood, Hearts and New Zealand international, said: “The fact that the Devista Vegan football boots are certified by the Vegan Society means a lot. I can wear them and know for sure that they’re 100 per cent animal product free.”

Growth of vegan footwear market

The launch comes as the global vegan footwear market, which is currently valued at $40.9 billion, is forecast to see significant growth over the next seven years.

The Vegan Footwear Market Report 2023, published by Cognitive Market Research, predicts CAGR of 7.98 per cent up until 2030.

According to the report: “The Global Vegan Footwear Market is witnessing significant growth in the near future.

“In 2022, the Shoes segment accounted for noticeable share of global Vegan Footwear Market and is projected to experience significant growth in the near future.”

It adds: “Some of the key companies Susi Studio, Beyond Skin UK Adidas AG and others are focusing on its strategy building model to strengthen its product portfolio and expand its business in the global market.”

Devista Vegan is available to UK residents through, and at select retailers in Europe and USA.

Are you looking to go animal-free when it comes to footwear, but not sure where to start? Check out our guide are your trainers vegan?

All images courtesy of Sokito.

Written by

Maria Chiorando

Maria is an editor and journalist. Her work has been published by the Huffington Post, the Guardian, TechnoBuffalo, Plant Based News, and Kent on Sunday among other national and regional titles.

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