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Why choose Beyond Skin vegan shoes?

Fret not! No humans, animals or small children were harmed in the making of your shoes. Beyond Skin makes stylish vegan shoes and boots, such as party-perfect high heel vegan stilettos, elegant mid-calf zip-up cone heel vegan boots, suave flat faux snakeskin vegan loafers, graceful white damask vegan wedding shoes and bold chunky sole vegan lace-up boots. If you're looking for on-trend women's vegan shoes and boots, this is the brand for you!

Can you polish vegan shoes?

Luckily there’s no need to buy pricey shoe polish or a special brush for vegan leather. As vegan leather is normally created using plastic (polyurethane), to take care of them, simply wipe with a damp cloth. Some fabric protectors are also suitable for microfibre suede (please do always check the label on the fabric protector).

What are vegan shoes?

Vegan shoes are shoes manufactured without any animal materials such as leather, suede, snakeskin, sheepskin and silk. Faux leather is typically created from polyurethane bonded to a cotton backing, and vegan suede is made from man-made fibres. Beyond Skin vegan shoes are made of luxury Italian vegan leather, recycled microfibre suede, cream lacquered resin soles, recycled faux leather lining with a vegetable polymer coating, and a collection of vintage-inspired woven fabrics.

Are vegan shoes bad for the environment?

The majority of faux leather is composed of plastic and cotton, and even though plastic is not without its environmental flaws, when compared to the environmental impact of leather tanning, we believe vegan leather manufacturing is the lesser of two evils. Animal leather is tanned using dangerous chemicals in countries with little or no health and safety protections for workers, and minimal environmental regulations. One of the chemicals often used for tanning called chromium is listed as one of the top ten worst pollution problems in the world. Meanwhile, textile technology is always advancing, with new textiles made from recycled natural fibres currently in development. On the whole, we feel vegan leather is a better environmentally-conscious choice to animal leather.

Why are vegan shoes so expensive?

Beyond Skin vegan shoes and boots are more expensive than the high street because our footwear is made within the European Union by talented shoemakers who are protected by employment laws and health & safety regulations, avoiding the unsafe conditions and poverty pay that happens elsewhere in the fashion industry that normally allows prices to be so low. We also became aware that after oil, fashion is the biggest polluting industry, so we wanted to source only the highest quality recycled synthetic materials for our shoes and boots. As we’re striving to create shoes that tick all the boxes of not harming humans or small children, not harming the planet and not harming animals, this makes our vegan shoes more costly.