Vegan kid's shoes are ones which do not contain leather or animal based glues. Ideally they are made under good labour conditions, and with sustainable fabrics.  They could use faux leather or fake leather.

Quickly find where to buy vegan children's shoes for school and home, vegan children's boots, and our experiences with Baby Vegan's first shoes. Clothes page here.

Image by Annie Spratt


A selection of black vegan children's  faux leather footwear

Many schools expect kids to wear uniform coloured shoes.  But where can you find vegan, fake leather school uniform shoes?  This common problem led to the establishment of the Facebook group for vegan school shoes UK.

Here are some non leather kid's school shoes from Vivobarefoot, M&S, Start- Rite Shoes, and Melissa at Nonon.  You can find more vegan shoes in: Wills Vegan Shoes, Livie and Luca at Little Vegan Boutique, Green Shoes, Native Shoes, Pediped at Happy Little Soles, Young Soles and Petasil and Pediped at Hopscotch Shoe Boutique.  Little Green Duck recommend your local Tesco or Sainsbury.  Baresteps recommend barefoot shoes from Freet. 

You can buy school uniform clothes from Ethical SuperstoreeBay or Preloved.  Basics are available in Oxfam and Earth Wardrobe

Places to find coats are suggested on the clothes page.

vegan school shoes


M & S

Sizes 5 to 12
Courier, Royal Mail or collection



non leather trainers, sneakers and plimsolls

Comfortable vegan kid's shoes for home, outside, or school P.E. lessons.  THey are pictured in black, but usually available in colours too.  These shoes are sold by: Toms, Vans and Vivobarefoot and la Redoute.  You can also find comfy shoes in: Little Vegan BoutiqueVejaPedipedlittle bRoguesNatural World Eco ShopPlae and Veja.

vegan kids shoes



Sizes 3 to 5
Courier or Royal Mail


Little, plant based, waterproof wellies, walking boots and snow boots for outdoors

Welly boots are a must for our vegan toddler.  They love puddles, and we keep a few pairs to alternate.

These boots are made by: Evercreatures, M&S, Vivobarefoot, and Liewood at Scandiborn. You can also buy boots from: Bogs at Little Vegan BoutiqueNative, Happy Little Soles, Keen, and Crocs.  (Frugi answered someone else that they cannot guarantee vegan, Muddy Puddles didn't answer)

vegan kids shoes



Sizes 6 to 2
Natural rubber


First baby shoes which don't fall off quite so often as others.

Baby Vegan 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 Vegan 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 Vegan's feet were some Primark plimsolls 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 Vegan seems to have learnt how to hold their foot to help us now.  At first Baby Vegan had some trouble walking, but got the hang of it.  One fell off when Baby Vegan was in their carrier, probably on the bus.

Playshoes are soft, waterproof socks which tie with a strap.

Moccasins are like thick socks, but with a firmer, grippier sole.  Buy from John Lewis or Polarn o Pyret.

Grippy socks from Frugi are handy inside for little ones who have just learnt to walk or crawl.

Velcro shoes from Vivobarefoot be useful for children who are in a rush to get out the door.  Mind they stay on when carrying, however.

Ankle wellies by Liewood are easier to walk in than full length wellies.

vegan baby toddler shoes



Up to 18 months
PU and fleece

vegan kid's shoes


Non- leather children's footwear and school shoes

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

All vegan:


Native (U.S, trainers, boots, sneakers)

Some vegan:

Etsy, (range of styles and vendors)

Happy Little Soles, (U.K., trainers, boots, sandals, barefoot)

Marks and Spencer (UK, vegan black school trainers and plimsoles)

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

All vegan: 

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

Evercreatures (U.K, rubber wellies)

Wills Vegan Shoes​ (U.K., black school shoes, certified carbon neutral, made in EU, organic plant based)

Veja (France, trainers, organic, fair trade not certified)

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

Some vegan: 

Vivobarefoot (U.K. plan to use 90% sustainable materials, barefoot trainers, sandals, boots)

Scandiborn (U.K. sandals and rubber rain boots)

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

Toms (canvas, B Corporation)

Crocs​ (U.K., sandals and boots)

Keen Footwear (Netherlands, walking)

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

little bRogues (U.K., sandals, trainers)

Natural World Eco Shop (Spain, canvas style)

Plae (U.K., sandals and trainers)

Young soles (U.K. sandals)

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')

Urban plant waste- a new recycled material

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