5 Vegan + Ethical Alternatives to Adidas Originals

October 23, 2016
Hey eco loves,
Walking through NYC recently, I’ve been blown away by how many pairs of Adidas originals I’ve seen on feet walking past me. Yup, those same sneaks we all used to rock in middle school are back and I mean really back. Men, women, kids, teens, adults- I see all different types of people wearing them and with so many different types of outfits. I can’t say I’m too surprised, considering all of the other 90’s trends that came back to play in recent street fashion. Not to mention the versatility of a great pair of clean white sneaks!
So, as always, I have taken on the challenge of finding fully vegan and ethically produced versions of the trend to make it super easy for you guys to shop. Here are the options I’ve found below. Let me know in the comments which one is your favorite!


€99 – The shoes are designed in Paris and manufactured in Portugal, sweatshop free and in a nice working environment. The use of materials such as microfiber, canvas and natural rubber result in a light, waterproof, durable and comfortable shoe.Good Guys received the « Peta Approved Vegan » label. (Taken from the GOOD GUYS “About” page) // SHIPPING TO USA AVAILABLE

$99 – (Pictured on me in the cover photo for this post) Out of the options I’m listing here on this post, these are the sneaks that I personally own and I’ve been loving them. I am a true 7.5 and the 38 fits me perfectly. Also, I wanted to tell you guys how absurdly quick these shoes were delivered to me in the US. I’m pretty sure I placed the order on a Thursday night and I got the package on Saturday. So although Wills is a UK brand, if the shipping time is something you are worried about, they might just come more quickly to you than some domestic shipments! Thanks Wills for being awesome 🙂
  • Soft faux leather microfibre and synthetic mesh uppers.
  • Water resistant and breathable.
  • Grippy, flexible TR soles.
  • Soft breathable linings with handstitched PU insoles.
  • Ethically made in Portugal. PETA approved Vegan.
€79 – Here is some additional info taken from the FAQ page on Eco Vegan Shoes website: “Our shoes are made of high tech synthetic fabrics. This means that by default they are not organic. We chose to do this because it would increase the quality of our shoes in such a manner that they would have all the benefits of leather, while they would last longer.
We do our utmost best to make sure the impact on the environment is brought to a minimum, that every worker in the process can work in safe and healthy working conditions, that they are paid fairly and that there are no children involved. Most of the fabrics we use come from Schoeller from Switzerland. Their brand is BlueSign® approved. BlueSign® is the most stringent certification mark there is when it comes to both the environment and the treatment of the workers. Contrary to other certification marks, they keep an eye on the whole process. That way you can be sure that the resources are as sustainable as possible, that toxics are actively being avoided (or, when absolutely necessary, are kept to an absolute minimum) and that neither the environment, nor the workers or the surrounding communities will suffer from the use of these toxics.” // WORLDWIDE SHIPPING AVAILABLE
€75 – VEJA is not a fully vegan brand, however they do have a nice selection of fully vegan styles and this is one of them.
– Recycled & fairly traded cotton bought directly in the Ceara State of Brazil
– Lateral Logo V made from wild rubber (60%)
– Inner sole made of recycled cotton
– Wild rubber from the Amazonian forest
– Made in Brazil
$85 – Now although these don’t come in a classic white, I still thought these were a cool sneaker that might be of interest to people in the market for a simple classic style. Matt & Nat is one of my favorite vegan handbag brands, and now that they have come out with a shoe line as well, I couldn’t be more excited 🙂

Material: 100% PU
Lining: Breathable PU lining
Platform Height: 1″
Outsole: Rubber

 Affiliate Notes: The Wills sneakers were purchased by me. I was not compensated for writing this piece. This article does include 1 affiliate link. Read my full promise to you here.
Photo Credits: All photos belong to the individual companies and websites which have been linked and noted.

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