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The 21 Best Brands for Vegan Dress Shoes in 2024

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Need vegan dress shoes for work, a wedding or an upcoming event? It hasn’t always been easy to find vegan men’s dress shoes or vegan womens dress shoes, since unfortunately many brands make their dress shoes with leather.

However, thanks to all vegan shoe brands, there are now plenty of choices!

Some of the brands I’ll be looking at in this article include, among others:

More vegan dress shoe brands:

I’ll cover vegan dress shoes for men as well as womens vegan dress shoes (you can find my guide to vegan womens shoes of all styles here and vegan mens shoes here).

A note: I’ve linked to where you can buy these shoes online.

However, if you prefer buying shoes in person (sometimes you can’t beat trying them on in-person) it can be tricky as not that many shoe label their vegan shoes all that well. You can use this guide to shoe symbols but know that some non-vegan brands use animal-based glues, and check if your city has a vegan shoe store or a vegan shop that sells shoes.

Or, take a leaf out of this five-year-old’s book and ask a local footwear shop if they’ll order in vegan shoes for you!


Men’s vegan dress shoes

Brown lace up dress shoes from Gentleberg, maker of mens shoes vegan

Gentleberg vegan dress shoes (mens)

Gentleberg make mens trainers and smart vegan shoes, and they’re my number one top pick for vegan men’s dress shoes.

If you’re looking for vegan suit shoes that will work for work, a wedding or other formal event, my top pick of Gentleberg’s vegan men’s dress shoes is the Robbert vegan leather cap toe Derby shoes.

These vegan brown dress shoes will work for any occasion, and come in three different shades of brown, ranging from light to dark brown.

The vegan leather shoes are made of a PVC-free vegan leather upper, are lined with breathable microfibre to keep your feet cool, and have a comfy memory foam insole, if you’re looking for comfortable vegan dress shoes.


Black laced non leather dress shoes mens from Wills Vegan Store

Will’s Vegan Store

Based in the UK, with US and Europe stores

Features: 100% vegan

Will’s is the best for vegan work shoes and all your other vegan shoe needs. They have one of the most extensive collections of vegan shoes, bags and accessories.

Will’s started out specialising in vegan men’s shoes, and later expanded to make women’s vegan shoes, bags, jackets and more.

Whether you’re looking for vegan Oxford shoes, vegan boat shoes, or non leather brogues, you can find just about any style of non leather shoes for men at Will’s. Perfect if you’re looking for vegan business shoes to go with your suit for a conference.


Brown lace up vegan mens dress shoes from Noah Italian Vegan Shoes

Noah Italian Vegan Shoes

These vegan Italian shoes epitomise classic Italian shoemaking. Noah vegan shoes make vegan mens dress shoes in traditional styles, from vegan Oxfords to vegan Derby shoes.

If you’re looking for traditional shoes such as vegan black work shoes, Noah’s meld classic style and traditional construction. They’re ideal vegan office shoes.

Their non leather mens shoes are handcrafted in small productions and fair working conditions in Italy.

Their vegan brogued Derby shoes strike a balance between formal and more casual, thanks to their brogue detailing. Made of vegan micofibre Nappa leather, they also claim to be designed for people with a high instep and wide foot, which is difficult to come by in vegan shoes, particularly dress shoes!


Good guys dont wear leather black vegan oxford shoes

Good Guys Don’t Wear Leather

Good Guys Don’t Wear Leather was the first vegan shoe company in France. They make non leather dress shoes as well as vegan dress boots, plus more casual wear like sneakers. Many of their styles of vegan formal shoes are unisex. 

As well as a microfibre-based vegan leather, some of their mens vegan dress shoes (such as the Cooper boots) are made with apple leather, an innovative and eco-friendly vegan leather made from leftover apple waste from the food industry. 


Best vegan dress shoes for women

If you’re looking for women’s vegan dress shoes, there are plenty of options these days, from vegan brands and even vegan designer labels. 


Black vegan heels shoes from Wills collection of vegan dress shoes women

Will’s Vegan Store vegan dress shoes (women’s)

Will’s Vegan Store started out making men’s vegan shoes and have since expanded to women’s shoes (plus accessories, coats and more).

They have a really big range and you can find just about any vegan womens work shoes or formal vegan shoes for other special occasions.

Whether you’re looking for vegan Mary Jane shoes, vegan wedge shoes, or vegan court shoes, Will’s has a vegan version of most classic womens dress shoes.


Woman wearing peach stiletto heels and a long skirt which is swishing


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Veerah is a vegan designer shoe brand with a difference – you can customise and change the shoes with clip-on accessories like straps, tassels and brooches.

It was the braindchild of founder Stacey Chang, who realised she was always packing multiple pairs of non leather formal shoes for business trips to change her look for different outfits. She came up with the idea of customising one pair of shoes for multiple looks.

They have vegan mule shoes, pumps and heeled vegan dress sandals, as well as boots, and you can buy the detachable shoe accessories separately.

They even have a bridal section if you’re looking for vegan wedding shoes!


Multicoloured stamp pattern vegan snakeskin stiletto heels from Aera

Aera vegan shoes (formal)

Aera is a luxury vegan shoe brand created by fashion industry insiders, including a former president of Dolce & Gabbana. Their shoes are vegan and sustainable, and produced by artisans in Italy.

Stand out with vegan python effect stilettos or vegan ballet shoes in leopard print or snakeskin vegan leather. 

I love their hot pink heels for stand-out look.


Vegan low heel boots from Stella McCartney

Stella McCartney

Stella McCartney is the most famous vegetarian luxury designer.

As a longlong vegetarian, she doesn’t use leather in any of her designs, so all her shoes and bags are vegan (some of the clothing in her line isn’t as some contain wool and silk so beware of that).

If you’re looking for designer shoes, Stella’s range includes trainers, boots and more. I also have a full guide to vegan designer shoes, which you can find here.


PInk stiletto heel shoe with soquette feature from Piferi


The second luxury designer on this list, Piferi was founded by Alfredo Piferi, former head of design at Jimmy Choo. 

He designed to start an all-vegan shoe brand, and I firmly believe more vegan designer brands like his are going to pop up in the fuutre.

Piferi’s designs are unique, such as the soquette heel pictured above.

He also has more traditional style heels, though most of them are standout in some way, such as gold-tone platforms or diamante-studded stilettos.


Sylth Virago black vegan boots with specialty curved stiletto heel

Sylth Virago

This designer brand is designed in New York and made in Italy and is designed to be durable. They even go as far as subisidising repairs on their shoes, which I think is a great idea!

The Sylth Virago boots come with their custom signature curved stiletto heel. 

They also have velvet loafers, if you prefer a non-stiletto shoe whilst still sticking to a more formal look.

The Demeter boots pictured above are a favourite. Made of breathable vegan leather, they also have a biodegradable fiberboard-based insole, and a recycled and recyclable rubber sole.


Medium height black heels

Matt & Nat

Matt & Nat is a well-known vegan bag brand that expanded into shoes. If you’re looking for vegan office shoes, they have a wide range of styles, from mules to boots.

Their range is extensive, and includes men’s shoes as well.



Teal sparkly shoes with ankle ribbons

Cult of Coquette

Cult of Coquette was founded by Bebe Roxana, who always wanted a pair of Louboutin “Kate” shoes. Since they weren’t available in vegan form, she decided to create her own!

I love their luxe look.

Their specialty is heels, but they also have flats and also vegan bridal shoes.


Black heels with wooden block heel


Bhava is a vegan shoe brand that makes vegan clogs, heels and boots.

One particularly unique offering I love is that they sell boot “uppers” that you can attach to their boots to make ankle boots in knee-high boots, a way to be more eco- and wallet-friendly.

Another positive attribute of the brand is how many customers rave about their shoes’ comfort. Comfort is an individual thing, as it depends how well a shoe fits your foot, but the fact many of their reviews talk about how comfortable their boots are is a good sign!


Brown vegan leather loafers with gold chain on front with moon and earth symbols

Minuit Sur Terre vegan dress shoes (women’s)

Minuit Sur Terre is a French vegan brand. They started out making shoes and now they also makes bags and accessories. I love their designs — I have a pair of their sandals and they’re so cute!

They have a range of vegan leather dress shoes, from heels to loafers.

More brands that make vegan women’s dress shoes:


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I also have guides to specific shoe styles such as vegan loafers, vegan flats, vegan heels, vegan sandals, vegan boots, vegan Chelsea boots, vegan ankle boots, vegan combat boots, vegan mens boots, vegan knee high boots, vegan cowboy boots, vegan winter boots, vegan sneakers, vegan Reebok, vegan clogs and vegan slippers.

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Hi, I’m Caitlin and I’ve been vegan since 2008 and vegetarian my whole life. Since going vegan, I’ve lived in 4 countries and travelled to over 30! I’ve also published two bestselling vegan books (The Essential Vegan Travel Guide and The Barcelona Vegan Guide) and had my work featured in The New York Times, Vegetarian Food & Living and Vegan Life magazine. I’ve veganised my life and I’m here to help you design your life around your vegan values. 


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