Happy feet! Colourful vegan shoes to brighten up your day

Happy feet! Colourful vegan shoes to brighten up your day

January is definitely the time to invest in a pair of happy vegan shoes. These are the kind of shoes that will physically brighten up your day with their happy shades and make you feel optimistic as soon as you slip them on.

Dopamine dressing – where you wear bright clothes to up your mood – is very much still on the fashion agenda this year with bright shades of pink, blue and yellow being the key fashion trend colours for 2023.

And if colour scares you, the best way to literally dip your toe in it is by choosing a pair of bright vegan shoes.

Thanks to the advancements made with alternative leathers, such as apple and mushroom, vegan shoes are no longer boring, plain, clumpy things. Feast your eyes on this lovely lot – all of which are guaranteed to give you happy, happy feet.

Happy boots!

Bright vegan shoes - Free people metallic pink cowboy boots

Matisse Metallic Pink Cowboy Boot | RRP: £74

Could anything be more joyous than shiny pink cowboy boots? This style of vegan shoe is still very much on trend and with the new Barbie movie being released this year, expect pink to be top of the colours once again.

Buy at Free People


Bright vegan shoes - Mat and Nat bright green vegan boots

Zuke Green Chelsea Boots | RRP: £125

Stompy boots are going nowhere in 2023 so why not up your vegan boot game with this bright green pair? Wear now with tights and a pleather skirt and then team with cut offs or a floral midi come festival season. Practical and packing a punch – we love!

Buy at Matt And Nat


Bright vegan shoes - Good guys don't wear leather silver boots

Nina 2.0 Silver Ankle Boots | £145.90

Made of Appleskin, these beautiful metallic boots will adapt to your foot and soften up over time making them super comfy.  The small heel is perfect for those on the go and we defy you not to smile as you glance down at your silver beauties pounding the pavement.

Buy at Good Guys Don’t Wear Leather


Happy flats!

Bright vegan shoe - Vivaia green ballet pumps 

Margot Square Toe Flats | RRP: £82:71

After years out in the fashion desert, ballet pumps are making a return this year. This pair are made out of recycled plastic bottles and have a special insole for arch support and heel support. Perfect for all year round, team this zingy green with denim or clash with pink for the ultimate dopamine hit.

Buy at Vivaia


Bright vegan shoes - Good guys don't wear leather tassel loafers

Tosh Vegan Tassel Loafers | RRP: £192.90

Once the domain of schoolgirls, loafers are back on the chic list. As with this pair, the chunkier the better! Team with jeans and knitwear for a casual look or wear with your favourite floaty dress to help give it a tougher edge.

Buy at Good Guys Don’t Wear Leather


Bright vegan shoes - Birkenstock bright yellow sandals

Birkenstock Mayari Vegan Cross Strap Sandals | RRP: £75

Bright yellow is forecast to be a big fashion shade this summer so get into the act early with these great sandals. Made of skin-friendly and durable Birko-Flor® synthetic material, the underside has a soft fleece to ensure they won’t rub. The perfect way to ensure you have sunshine this summer (regardless of the weather!)

Buy at Office


Happy heels!

Bright vegan shoes - Miistra rainbow mules 

Marlo Rainbow Mules | RRP: £150

Could a shoe be any happier? It’s literally a rainbow on your foot! These amazing mules by Miista are the perfect antidote to any miserable day. Slip them on and go dancing all night thanks to the hidden memory foam insoles. Can’t wait to wear them? Team them with socks now and wear them all day AND night.

Buy at Miista


Bright vegan shoes - Fink teal shoes by Esska

Fink Vegan Petrol Heels | RRP: £160

Hello shiny new vegan shoes! These booties are not only showstoppers, but also super comfy to wear thanks to the padded interior and chunky heel. Wear with everything to guarantee a smile on your face.

Buy at Esska Shoes


Bright vegan shoes - Orange Vivienne vegan sandals

Vivien Orange Patent Sandal | RRP: £425

Orange is ultimate colour of optimism so if you’re feeling low, grab this pair of sandals and boost your mood. Named after iconic actress Vivien Leigh, these are statement vegan sandals, guaranteed to add a bit of glam to your everyday wardrobe.

Buy at Aera


Happy trainers!

Bright vegan shoes - Veja Condor 2 running trainers

Veja Condor 2 Alveomesh Trainer | RRP: £140

Veja’s first eco running shoe, we say this pair is way too pretty to waste on running. The purple tones are complemented nicely with the orange sole. It’s literally pure happiness in a trainer and will look great whether you team them with a skirt or running gear (if you really have to!)

Buy at Veja


Bright vegan shoes - LOCI orange floral trainers 

LØCI X LSC Seven Trainer | RRP: £150.00

These pretty vegan trainers are made from 20 plastic bottles and are handmade with sustainable materials in Portugal. Not surprisingly, florals are back (yes, again) for the Spring/Summer season and we just love the bright, retro print on these trainers.

Buy at LOCI


Bright vegan shoes - Stella McCartney yellow high tops

Stella McCartney S-Wave 2 Mid-Top Trainers | RRP: £610

Chartreuse was all over the catwalks, so expect to see it filter down across the high streets come the warmer months. Get in there now with these trainers, made from all recycled materials, which will definitely add a zing to your step.

Buy at Stella McCartney



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