Vegan Shoes: How to Upgrade Your Wardrobe Sustainably

Rothy's line of fashionable and vegan shoes offers the best of comfort, style, and sustainability for our environmentally-conscious customers. Our designers use state-of-the-art manufacturing methods to source materials that are good for the planet. By wearing Rothy's shoes, you help keep plastics out of the ocean.

Our team of experts and innovators are passionate about working towards a zero-waste future. So, we offer the most in-demand styles for men and women, created with industry-leading methods that revolutionize the way we think about shoes. Founders Roth and Stephen worked for over 3 years to pioneer the ideal method of knit-to-shape sustainable shoe manufacturing.

Now, our customers benefit from our hundreds of choices of chic, ready-to-wear styles that are good for the planet. Our commitment to efficiency means our factory, our commitment to sustainability means we're working hard on our goals to become a zero waste factory with LEED and TRUE certifications. Rothy's always considers the impact on the planet, both during production and with our finished products—so you can feel good about wearing them.

Our vision is to improve every step of the manufacturing process. Also, we use the best recycled materials for beauty, comfort, and sustainability. Algae foam footbeds provide comfortable and environmentally friendly support. And our innovative, recycled-plastic fabric can be customized into many beautiful shades and colors.

What makes a shoe vegan?

In order to be considered a vegan show, it has to be made without the use of any animal products and these products cannot be tested on animals. Over the years, vegan products have grown in popularity as more consumers strive to live more sustainable lives and be more conscious about the brands they support.

Rothy’s shoes are made from sustainable and recycled materials. They are also designed to last longer, so you don’t have to replace them as often. When you wear through them, they can be recycled and not contribute to the landfill waste. Additionally, sustainable methods look into the long-term results of the entire process to promote balance everywhere, from the ecological footprint to the working lives of the people who work to provide our high-quality products.

The best vegan shoes are made from sustainable materials like recycled components. With Rothy's shoes, we divert bottles that would pollute the waterways and make them into innovative and beautiful styles, and our company is one of the world's most ethical shoe brands. We take our mission seriously from start to finish and provide community support in the manufacturing process as well as sustainable shoes and production methods.

Shoes made with natural materials—like our merino wool, hemp fiber, algae foam, and others—are safer and easier to wear.

So, shoes can be sustainable if made with the proper methods. Rothy's controls the entire manufacturing process, rewarding the customer with an environmentally friendly shoe. Rothy's takes environmentally friendly production and methods seriously every step of the way to make us one of the genuinely ethical shoe brands.

How are Rothy’s sustainable products made?

Rothy's accessories start as plastic bottles collected within 30 miles of the coastline of the world's oceans. We take the plastic bottles headed for the landfills or waterways and craft them into modern, comfortable styles.

Rothy's journey to creating the best vegan shoes starts at our factory. We were certified as a San Francisco Green Business in 2018. Rothy's became part of China's Green Textile Association in 2020 to further our commitment to creating sustainable shoes. Now, we'll achieve our zero-waste goals in 2022.

Our factory is 100% owned, meaning we have the most control over how we make our shoes. Precision-knitting technology reduces material waste by 30%. Then, artisans handcraft each shoe with the finishing touches, including our signature Rothy's logo.

Stylish Vegan Shoes for Women

The Point

The Point is our most versatile style, easily dressed up or down. The sleek shape elongates the look of your leg for a polished finish.

Rothy’s the Point

Our team provides more than 28 colors to choose from, so you can stock up on this must-have shoe. Also, check for our seasonal offerings to grab unique styles and cuts.

Find The Point in must-have neutral tones like Rose Metallic or Camel Captoe. The Black Solid colorway is one of our best sellers. You can also find them in shades that highlight your personality, like the juicy-red Papaya, gorgeous dual-tone Blue Jade, or the energetic, fuschia Lotus Floral print.

The Flat

The perfect everyday shoe, The Flat features a comfortable, flattering pointed toe. Its simple silhouette can be dressed up or down to suit any occasion.

If you're looking for a style that will take you from the office to after-work occasions, look no further than The Flat. With its versatile design, this shoe can easily be dressed up with a blazer and trousers or down with jeans and a t-shirt.

Throw a pair of The Flat style in your gym bag, and you're good to go – they work great for a quick change before hitting the town or running errands. You can find them in versatile colors, like Black, Navy, and Grey. Elevate your style with patterns like the Riviera stripe.

Love prints? We have plenty of those too. For a pop of personality, check out our Floral Prints or one of our many animal print options. No matter what your outfit of choice is, you'll find the perfect colorway of this environmentally friendly shoe to match.

The Sneaker

Rothy's laceless slip-on style sneaker is our most active design yet. The low-top silhouette and stretchy knit make this shoe easy to slip on and off.

You can wear these vegan sneakers to the gym, on a run, or even just running around town. With its comfortable design, you'll never want to take them off.

They are fully machine washable, so you can keep them looking fresh day after day. Find them in must-have neutrals like Vanilla Bean or Latte or classic solids like Bright White, Navy, and Black.

The Loafer

The epitome of effortless style, The Loafer pairs perfectly with everything from denim to dresses. Its low profile and comfortable construction make it a walkable favorite for all-day wear.

Rothy's loafer is a modern twist on a classic style. The Loafer makes a statement without sacrificing comfort. It's the perfect shoe for work, weekend outings, and everything in between.

The Mary Jane

The Mary Jane gives you a pulled-together, ballet-chic style. The pointed toe and classic Mary Jane silhouette add a touch of femininity to any outfit.

This style looks great with dresses, skirts, and cropped pants. For a casual look, try pairing them with jeans and a sweater. The Mary Jane is also an excellent option for work or more formal occasions.

The Lace Up

The Lace Up is a modern twist on the classic tennis shoe and some of our most innovative eco friendly sneakers. Its clean lines and comfortable construction make it perfect for everything from a brisk walk or casual errands around town. Their elegant, lightweight style looks stunning paired with your best athleisure.

Men’s Vegan Shoes

The Driving Loafer

Rothy’s Driving Loafer

The rubber outsole has nubs for better grip and less slip. Whether you're running errands or headed to a meeting, The Driving Loafer will keep you looking sharp. You can find them in versatile colors, like Black, Sky blue, and Grey. Neutral beige and sand colors give the classic loafer look with an sustainable upgrade. Or, you can choose from our selection of camo prints. Wear them with your favorite jeans or chinos for a casual look, or dress them up with slacks or a suit.

The RS01 Sneaker

The RS01 Sneaker is our most comfortable men's style of vegan shoes. The dual-density footbed gives you support and is made from recycled materials. They are durable and also made to be good for the environment. The soft terry tongue and adjustable laces provide the iconic tennis shoe silhouette we all love.

You can choose from various colors, like Black, Blue, and Grey. Or, for a pop of personality, try one of the seasonal options. It is a low-cut sneaker option that looks casual and cool. Pair with khakis for a more elevated look, or wear them with shorts while socializing.

Final Notes

Rothy's mission is to provide sustainably made, stylish shoes that are comfortable enough to wear all day long. All of our shoes are made from recycled materials, and they use a low-waste manufacturing process. Our team provides products that will make you look and feel good. With various styles to choose from, you're sure to find the perfect pair of shoes for any occasion.