Vegan sandals: the sustainable side of fashion
Sandals without leather or other animal products? The BIRKENSTOCK product range contains a wide selection of vegan shoes: strappy sandals, mules, thong sandals and clogs made of eco-friendly materials look great with airy summer dresses and cool shorts.
With a good conscience: vegan sandals for women
More and more people are avoiding meat, fish, milk, cream, eggs and other animal products. Living a vegan lifestyle is a choice that affects all areas of day-to-day life. In addition to nutrition, this also includes furnishings, clothing and shoes. That’s why vegan summer shoes and slippers are an important part of the BIRKENSTOCK collection – and their numbers are growing.
Veganism isn’t a new idea: in 1944, animal lovers in the United Kingdom founded the Vegan Society. The Vegan Society saw itself as a charity that provided information about a vegan lifestyle. Today, the environment is an important focus of the movement.
That’s why vegan BIRKENSTOCK sandals for women are made without the use of any animal products, such as leather or wool felt. Generally, we also avoid the use of any adhesives and dyes of animal origin. Yet our collection continues to meet the same high standards: the shoes are robust and feature the tried-and-tested orthopaedic footbed, which has been perfected by many generations of master shoemakers.
Materials for vegan sandals
Nowadays, there are lots of alternatives to leather and wool felt that look just as fashionable and chic. Vegans are sure to find something they like from our range of BIRKENSTOCK beach sandals. The casual, comfortable mules, thong sandals and strappy sandals are made of ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) – a skin-friendly and robust synthetic material. Vegan sandals that you can slip into barefoot are a perfect companion for round the pool, in the swimming baths or in the garden.
Seventies clogs evoke feelings of endless summers, hippie parties and a free way of life. And they are once again being celebrated in fashion blogs and on the runways. BIRKENSTOCK provides a vegan version of clogs: these clogs are made of dirt- and water-resistant polyurethane. Special feature: the footbed can be swapped out and washed.
Birko-Flor® was developed by BIRKENSTOCK and looks astonishingly similar to genuine leather. This synthetic material is robust and easy to maintain. Thanks to the bottom layer made of soft, breathable fleece, Birko-Flor® feels wonderfully soft against the skin. The range of vegan sandals made from this material includes design classics like the ARIZONA and the GIZEH.
A treat for the soles of your feet
The anatomical footbeds make vegan sandals feel-good favourites. This is partly thanks to the microfibre, which is also used for the lining of the footbed. It is fine and breathable and ensures a good climate for the soles of your feet.
Of equally high quality is the cork, which is used to make the BIRKENSTOCK cork and latex footbed. It feels wonderfully soft, repels water and cushions impacts. As a result, this natural material is an important component in the highly comfortable design of our models. It also works from an ecological perspective: cork is a renewable resource and is grown in many places in Europe.
From pretty to classic: vegan sandals with no styles off limits
They are available in natural tones and soft pastel tones, but tribal patterns and pretty floral patterns are also an important part of the collection. Anyone looking for vegan sandals has a wide selection to choose from at BIRKENSTOCK. Our collection also includes vegan summer shoes in a wide range of brilliant colours, such as radiant blue, warm red or fresh yellow. These models are incredibly eye-catching and create beautiful accents.
And of course we also have classic white and black – vegan sandals by BIRKENSTOCK that give you lots of freedom to play around with different styles. For example, elegant black sandals go brilliantly with white summer dresses and shorts.
Production at BIRKENSTOCK: sustainable and fair
To protect resources and produce our products under fair conditions – these guiding principles have always been part of the BIRKENSTOCK philosophy. BIRKENSTOCK has developed the Code of Conduct for itself and its suppliers to ensure that these principles are put into practice. The Code of Conduct is a commitment to maintain environmental and social standards during the production of our products. That is why the vegan composition of the BIRKENSTOCK product range is tested by an independent testing laboratory.