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The best vegan school shoes for kids: From Kickers, Start Rite and New Look

Get a head start on the back to school shop with a pair of eco-conscious school shoes...

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Megan Bull
TV Writer
Updated: August 18, 2022
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It's that time of year again, the Back to School season, and with that comes the search for a pair of durable school shoes. Looking for a vegan alternative for your kids? We've got you covered. 

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There are plenty of vegan and cruelty-free shoes ready to shop on the high street, you just need to know where to look. Adidas, Superga, New Look, Schuh and more have a wide range of vegan styles for both boys and girls right now – which will you pick? 

Best places to buy vegan school shoes

Kickers vegan shoes for kids

Kickers' new plant-based school range is made from a mixture of corn and cereals which is five times more durable than standard PU products. Also, from 4th July, Kickers is offering a special Family Deal - buy 2 pairs get 20% or buy 3 pairs and get 25% off!

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Infant Girls Fragma Pop Leather Black, £53, Kickers


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Infant Unisex Kick Hi Vegan Black School Shoes, £55, Kickers


Adidas vegan shoes for kids

These unisex school shoes are completely vegan! Made with recycled components as part of Adidas' commitment to reducing waste, you can also shop them in white if your children need some new P.E trainers. 

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Stan Smith Shoes, £55, Adidas


Alex and Alexa vegan shoes for kids

Made from vegan leather, Alex and Alexa is selling these adorable school shoes for girls. Both stylish and practical, they feature a cut-out detailing on the toe, a side buckle fastening, an elevated sole and exposed stitching. 

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Black Vegan Buckle School Shoes, £48.30, Alex and Alexa


New Look vegan shoes for kids

Registered by The Vegan Society as completely animal-free, New Look's Black Suedette Pointed Ballet Pumps are also part of the brand's Love Comfort footwear, which means they've been made with extra padding, softer linings and flexibility. 

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Black Suedette Pointed Ballet Pumps, £14.99, New Look


Another of our favourite pairs is the Black Bow Ballet Pumps which come in wide fit. 

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Wide Fit Black Bow Ballet Pumps, £12.99, New Look


Start Rite vegan shoes for kids

Start Rite has a great selection of cruelty-free school shoes ready to shop. The following are made with breathable vegan-friendly non-leather.

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Vegan School Shoes, £44, Start Rite

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Vegan Boys School shoes, £46, Start Rite


Schuh vegan shoes for kids

If your kids are obsessed with a particular style then you'll want to head over to Schuh. Stocked with a wide variety of vegan school shoes from Vans, Dr Martens, Kickers and more, there's everything from loafers to lace-ups. 

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Boys Junior Trainers, £22, Schuh

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Girls Loafers, £30, Schuh


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