Maintaining a vegan lifestyle can be a daunting task. It not only requires a plant-based diet but also calls for the elimination of any animal-based clothing, footwear and home goods. Finding leather and fur-free garments has become easier with the fashion industry’s push to go fur-free. Sneaker retailers are slowly beginning to accommodate this demand using alternative materials like plastic and corn to create silhouettes that are cruelty-free and sustainable.
We’ve rounded up five vegan sneakers that you can add to your rotation this fall to build your stock. Our picks are not only stylish but also trendy so you don’t have to miss out on the hottest designs. Mesh runners, chunky trainers, sock sneakers can all still be sported without the cost of using an animal by-product or further polluting the environment. The top select of the bunch is Nike‘s Air Zoom Mariah Flyknit Racer. The hybrid performance-racing model has a comfortable Flyknit upper paired with a cushioned sole. From white to purple, any colorway looks good on this frame and we’re pretty impressed.