Our list of vegan shoes includes the Classic Authentic, Classic Slip-On, Authentic Lo Pro and Classic Era, which are all vegan-friendly when purchased in canvas rather than leather or suede. Our Custom Slip-Ons are vegan, as are custom Authentic and Era styles. Our Canvas Sk8-Hi are vegan when purchased in ‘True White’ and our Old Skool shoes are also available in a vegan version.
We may have additional styles available that would be Vegan-Friendly. If you're interested in a specific style not listed here, feel free to contact one of our Service Specialists. Also please note, we constantly refresh our styles & colourways, and unfortunately do not maintain any inventory for items from past seasons. If you see something you like we suggest buying it now since we cannot guarantee that we are able to make more.
What are Vans made out of?
We use a variety of responsibly sourced, sustainable materials to make our Vans skate shoes, from carbon to cotton and rubber. We work with environmental organisations, including the Better Cotton Initiative and the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, to make sure we practice what we preach when it comes to sustainability and protecting the planet.
Our vegan Vans shoes are made from canvas which is created from BCI (Better Cotton Initiative) cotton. Back in 2014, we began working with the BCI to help reduce our impact on the environment — something we plan to continue doing long into the future.
Cotton is an all-natural, plant-based fabric and a vegan fashion favourite. Not only is it a natural, durable fabric, it also has the added bonus of being breathable and lightweight, making it perfect for skate shoes.
We also use cotton to make our shoelaces. Because Vans are skate shoes, it’s important that we make sure our laces are strong enough to withstand an active lifestyle. We make them from 100% cotton — a strong, natural fibre which helps to keep your Vans long-lasting. We cap our laces with clear plastic and acetone ‘aglets’ to stop them from fraying.