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Shakspeare Walk, Stoke Newington, London, N16

Islington and Hackney Vegan Families group


Find out where to buy vegan children's shoes for school and home.  Our experiences with Baby's first shoes.

Baby didn't wear shoes until they started to walk.  We have been through a lot in quick succession, which were either: too big, too hard to get on, or just fell off.  Baby couldn't walk in shoes at first, and preferred to be barefoot.  They have now learnt to walk with more confidence, and I think would be happy in any shoes.  

The first shoes which stayed on Baby's feet were some Primark plimsoles from a charity shop.  They took one off on a train after a few days, and that was the end of them. 

We later bought some moccasin style sock slippers with a sole.  These mostly stay on, but do need adjustment occasionally when the foot falls off the sole.  

Ankle length welly boots are possible to both put on the foot and then stay there.  At first they wouldn't go on, but Baby seems to have learnt how to hold their foot to help us now.  At first Baby had some trouble walking, but got the hang of it.  One fell off when Baby was in their carrier, probably on the bus. 

Image by Annie Spratt



Casual and a few school style children's shoes described as vegan

All vegan:

Native (U.S.)

Lil Souls (Hong Kong, smarter coloured shoes)

Some vegan:

Etsy, (range of styles and vendors)

Happy Little Soles, (U.K., range of styles)

Casual and school shoes filtered by material (glue not described specifically)

Some vegan:

Clarks (U.K., range of styles labelled 'synthetic' and 'textile')

La Redoute (U.K., range of styles labelled 'synthetic' and 'textile')

Schuh (U.K., range of styles labelled 'man made')

Wynsors (U.K., labelled 'non leather' and 'fabric')

Casual children's shoes in bright and dark colours described as vegan

All vegan: 

Little Vegan Boutique (U.K., boots, trainers, sandals, toddler shoes)

BabyNanya (U.S., soft shoes)

Wills Vegan Shoes​ (U.K., brown ankle boots)

Veja (France, trainers)

Ikiki (U.S.- reports they will be available in the U.K.)

Some vegan: 

Vivobarefoot (U.K. plan to use 90% sustainable materials)

Pediped (U.S., mostly trainers and sandals.)

Toms (canvas)

Crocs​ (U.K., sandles and boots)

Keen Footwear (Netherlands, walking)

Livvie and Luca (U.K., tweet shoes and sandals)

Marks and Spencer (UK, various)

Natural World Eco Shop (Spain, canvas style)

Plae (U.K., sandals and trainers)

First shoes which work



Ankle welly boots

Urban plant waste- a new recycled material

Carbon negative compost shoes for children are currently under development at Biophilica.