The Complete List of Vegan Barefoot Shoes – Updated 2023

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a top down view of a row of vegan barefoot shoes, with a person wearing the middle pair. Show are yellow Mukishoes, Feelgrounds Original, Red Ahinsa boots, Belenka eazy sneakers, and Oesh townie flats

Are you committed to wearing only vegan barefoot shoes? It’s hard enough to find barefoot shoes for every occasion, but if you add in a vegan requirement you have to dig a little deeper. Fortunately most barefoot shoe brands offer at least a few vegan options and they are constantly adding more.

I wear nothing but barefoot shoes and have been testing and reviewing them for years. This list is born of my personal experience with almost every single barefoot shoe brand here! Check my vegan reviews section for tons of vegan barefoot shoe reviews, and then be sure to head to my Sales & Discounts page for all the best deals on vegan barefoot shoes.

Now let’s talk shoes! Below you’ll find a full list of vegan barefoot shoes for every occasion and age group.

100% Vegan Barefoot Shoe Brands

The following barefoot shoe brands make ONLY vegan friendly shoes and sandals!

If you’d like to learn more about vegan materials and which ones are the most eco-friendly, check out this article from Puratium on What Is Vegan Leather?

Vegan Barefoot Casual Shoes

Casual vegan barefoot shoes are where it’s at! Tons of stylish options that meet all the barefoot shoe requirements. My personal favorites are the Unshoes Terra Vida, the Bohempia Kolda, and the Feelgrounds Droptop (find reviews of all 3 on this site!).

Vegan Barefoot Winter Boots

Vegan Barefoot Women’s Dress Shoes

Vegan Barefoot Men’s Dress Shoes

Vegan Barefoot Sandals

I have tried and reviewed many of these vegan barefoot sandals! Read this post for the deets.

Vegan Barefoot Shoes for Kids

For more detailed reviews on several of these vegan barefoot kids shoes, check out my post that is all about barefoot shoes for kids!

For Vegan Barefoot Winter Boots for Kids Check out This Post


Barefoot shoes are taking off, but up until recently there weren’t many vegan options. Fortunately vegan barefoot shoes are becoming more popular, and this list will only grow! Barefoot shoe brands are also making it easier by doing vegan versions alongside leather versions, and clearly labeling this in their descriptions. Raising your voice and giving feedback where you’d like to see more vegan options is powerful, so don’t hesitate to reach out to brands that could be doing more!

As always, be sure to let me know of any new finds that should be on this list!

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29 thoughts on “The Complete List of Vegan Barefoot Shoes – Updated 2023”

  1. THANK YOU for this website and especially this list. I have such a hard time finding shoes that don’t hurt my feet. Any brands here that tend to be good for WIDE feet? Lems and Altra, even the men’s, are too narrow for me.

      1. Hi Anna, what an awesome resource. Thank you. I’m looking to replace my vegan knee-high boots with barefoot ones but haven’t found anyone making these. Do you know if they are available? Thanks. Jennie

        1. Hey there! I have not seen that yet. Groundies is now making their Odessa boots in vegan leather, hopefully they’ll introduce it in their high version as well!

  2. Hi! I just wanted to thank you for this incredible resource. It’s made my search for vegan barefoot shoes sooo much easier (and harder in a way because the options are so much more abundant than I previously thought lol). I’ve referred back to this list many times this year!

  3. Thanks for this list, it’s very helpful.

    I just wanted to point out that Earth Runners is not a vegan company. They unfortunately sell wool.

    1. Hi! It is an error – I have seen it several times on the Zaqq English website where the product descriptions are scrambled. The ones marked as vegan are indeed vegan. We have worked with them to sell wholesale at out shop and we’ve confirmed this.

  4. Hi Anya,
    Thanks so much for this list and all your reviews. I often come back to your website whenever I am looking for a new style of shoe for me or my son. We live in Manhattan, walking a lot more than the average US American as a result. I am yet to find an adult barefoot shoe whose sole really holds up to our lifestyle. (Ten Little seems to work well for my son.) I was wondering if you could advise which vegan sneaker has the sturdiest sole you’ve ever worn. Thanks so much.

    1. Thank you, I’m so glad it’s been helpful! Xero Shoes have really sturdy soles that they guarantee for 5,000 miles. Freet soles have also lasted really well for us. Those would be my top recommendations.

      1. What do you think of the J 41 shoe? I recently learned they are selling a wide model Jambu Spirit Too Eco Wide (vegan). I seem to have the mountain shape foot and have worn the original J 41 S9TIG50 shoe in the past. Really liked the low profile and wider toe box as opposed to the built-up soles and constricting fit of mainstream walk/run/hiking shoes on the market.

        1. I’m not familiar with those shoes, but I took a look at them and they look like a decent option. I don’t believe they are zero drop, but the toe box looks good.

      2. Thank you for the reply. I have Xero, and they definitely did not last 5000 miles in the concrete jungle. I have had them about a year and a half. I have not worn them when it’s cold enough for boots or warm enough for sandals. At most I have worn them 1 year, and I definitely do not average walking 14 miles a day. The sole is almost completely worn through at the heal after less than 2000 miles. I will look into Fret. Thanks so much

        1. Xero honours their 2000 mile guarantee, your should be able to get a good discount on your next pair if you email them. I love Xero and prefer the way they look but I have Freets too, comfort wise they’re comparable.

  5. Thank you so much, that’s the second time you helped me to find shoes and (!) saved me quite a lot of money. I needed smart vegan shoes for work, I tried “normal” shoes in shops but they are NOT made for feet, I can’t imagine torturing myself with them anymore; after I tried barefoot shoes there is no coming back,(un)fortunately.
    Oh, the coupon of for Freet says it’s 15% off but it’s actually 10% off, no big deal though, still a good deal. Thanks again!

  6. Thank you for this, it’s a really helpful idea, but also consider looking deeper into a company before you tell others it is 100% vegan, for example the parent company of barebarics uses leather and earth runners uses wool from animals in their socks.

    1. Considering this is not a vegan site and the methodology for ascertaining whether the products are vegan, or not, does not appear to be shown, I would take the list with a grain of salt and check the companies website, and/or contact the company directly if interested in their product.
      Obvious materials are just the tip of the iceberg with footwear; dyes and bonding materials also need to be considered, but are often overlooked. Customer service representatives are not always correct/do not always even care. Ideally the companies website should clearly state they are vegan.

  7. Hello Anya. Thank you SO much for this list as I begin my vegan barefoot journey! I also saw your barefoot approved slippers list. I’m wondering if you happen to know of any vegan barefoot approved house shoes and or slippers? Pudus has vegan slipper socks. Would their vegan ballerina slippers be barefoot approved? Any information about Pudus or other companies would be greatly appreciated. Thank you and have a good day! 🙂

    1. Hi! Pudus are a good option as are similar slipper sock type shoes. You should be able to find them other places, but would want to look at wool content. If you know Pudus are vegan, I think they will work well.

  8. I am curious why Saguaro are on this vegan list, but only in the children’s section?
    Your review for the brand makes no mention of them being vegan, and there does not appear to be any mention of it on their own website.

    Thank you

    1. When I first wrote this article Saguaro didn’t have any adult barefoot models we recommended, so when I emailed in I only inquired about the kids shoes. They communicated to me that they were vegan. It would be worth following up with them if you want to know the specifics of all their materials.

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