As a vegetarian, I am always looking for great vegan and vegetarian travel gear. I also like packing light, which means that I can only bring a couple of pairs of shoes when I am traveling. So I love vegan shoes that I can wear whether I am walking on the beach or exploring a new city. Here are a few of my favorite vegan shoes for travel. All are light-weight, comfortable, and can be worn with a variety of outfits — making packing a breeze.
Best Vegan Shoes for Walking and Travel
Sanuk Rasta Brisbane
Sanuk sent me a pair of their Rasta Brisbane shoesto review. They call these sidewalk surfers and they are comfortable for light walking. Whether you’re roaming the streets of Paris or navigating tiny alleys in Zanzibar, you’ll love these shoes if you’re looking for vegan shoes for travel.
Since Sanuk shoes were created as an alternative to flip-flops, these are meant to be worn without socks — which just means one less thing to pack. Made from hemp and lined with printed canvas, these are breathable and light. With a 48% recycled rubber outsole, these Sanuk shoes are definitely eco-friendly.
In addition to being comfortable, these look nice with pants, shorts, or even a cute summer dress. Even though these shoes do have a pattern, it is subtle enough that it could go with a variety of options in your wardrobe — eliminating the need to carry multiple pairs of shoes while you travel.
Available in two colors, dirty kauki (shown) and green, these shoes are made for women. But, there are some great options for vegan men’s Sanuk shoes, as well. These shoes are available.
Jambu JBU606 Barefoot
Like the Sanuk shoes, these shoes are meant to be worn barefoot. Jambu sent me a pair of their vegan shoes to review and I think they may become one of my favorite pairs of vegan walking shoes. These vegan shoes are incredibly lightweight, which is a huge plus for travel.
The upper part of the shoe is made with mesh, making them very breathable and great for travel during hot weather. Often while traveling, I set off exploring and end up far from the hotel, then have to face the long walk back — so I really appreciate the memory foam that adds extra comfort for long treks.
The partially recycled rubber outsole has a fair amount of traction, especially considering how lightweight the shoe is. These Jambu vegan shoes are available for women, and they also have a line of vegan shoes just for girls. They come in white (shown), as well as black, light grey and tan.
TOMS Vegan Shoes
With every pair of shoes you buy, TOMS gives one pair to a child in need. The majority of their shoes are not vegan, but they do a have a growing line of vegan shoes that are ideal for travel. They’re easy to pack and because most pairs are canvas, they’re also easy to clean. I like that a basic pair of TOMS could work with a variety of outfits, and they could be worn with thin socks when the weather is a little cooler.
The TOMS vegan line is available for both men and women, and comes in variety of colors and patterns. The shoes boast a canvas insole with cushion for comfort and a one-piece outsole for flexibility. I have found that TOMS are not the most durable shoe, but they are nice for light walking.
If you are going on a long trip, I would definitely suggest choosing a more durable option. TOMS make buying a pair of vegan shoes for travel affordable.