Best Vegan Running Shoes: Summer 2024

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Best Vegan Running Shoes: Summer 2024

Make sure your running shoes match your vegan principles

Almost all our running shoes use exclusively vegan materials but the glues don’t necessarily meet Vegan standards. So here is our selection of the best 100% Vegan running shoes.

Neutral Road Running / Support Road Running / Low Heel-Drop / Trail Running / Fell Running


BEST VEGAN RUNNING SHOE BRANDS

Brooks have become the go-to brand for runners who want running shoes they can trust. What sets Brooks apart? Number one in their world is the – not the marketing jingo, not the latest fad, it’s just you! This shows in a range that is complete with shoes to fit any width and any running gait. They are strongest in road running but also have an excellent trail shoe in the Cascadia, one of the few trail shoes to come in a broader width offering too. Brooks have been focussing on their Eco Policy for longer than it's been fashionable and this now includes 100% vegan shoes across their entire range of running shoes. Not all are listed here but every Brooks shoe you find on our site is vegan.

With their foot-shaped toe box, specific form-fit women’s models, and cushioned zero drop platforms, the Altra range really achieve their goal of making shoes that are healthy for your feet and posture. Not surprisingly they’re inspired to make their running shoes healthy for our eco-system too. So right down to the glue their running shoes are 100% vegan.

Arguably the Trail and Fell running brands are leading the way on Veganism and Sustainability. In this section you'll find Altra, Inov-8, and La Sportiva trail running shoes. They are not only 100% vegan but also focused on lessening our impact on the planet. In the words of Inov-8’s representative, ethical considerations are a big part of our global strategy as we look for more ways to reduce our environmental impact as a business and explore how we can contribute to a sustainable society.”

Mizuno is one of the leading brands when it comes to vegan running shoes. Their range of lightweight and ultra-comfortable footwear offer superior cushioning and superior grip, perfect for those who are passionate about running. They are also known for their eco-friendly materials, with all their vegan shoes being made from 100% animal-free and environmentally-friendly components. So, if you want to find a reliable and ethical vegan shoe for running and other vigorous activities, check out Mizuno's range of vegan running shoes today.

Saucony uses a big proportion of recycled materials in their hi-tech running shoes. They started to produce fully vegan shoes in 2023, and continue to be one of the leading companies with their commitment to sustainability. Now all of their range is 100% vegan (apart from the Blaze TR trail shoe). Saucony trainers are lightweight, thanks to the PWRRUN cushioning and breathable mesh upper.

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Vegan Neutral Road Running Shoes

BEST VEGAN NEUTRAL CUSHION ROAD RUNNING SHOES

Brooks Ghost Max / Brooks Ghost / Brooks Glycerin / Saucony Ride

Brooks Ghost Max

For a responsive ride, with a rocker style motion. The Ghost Max is ideal for neutral runners with a mid-foot strike, and walkers who suffer with foot-pain (like Morton's neuroma, metatarsalgia and plantar fasciitis). Brooks have introduced an outstanding shoe that is both balanced and stable. Engage with the new DNA LOFT v2 midsole, providing premium feel with every stride.

Men's Brooks Ghost Max

Men's Brooks Ghost Max
Men's Neutral Road Running Shoes
£140

Women's Brooks Ghost Max

Women's Brooks Ghost Max
Women's Neutral Road Running Shoes
£140

Brooks Ghost

One of our most popular neutral road running shoes, the Ghost comes in 3 widths for men (4E being the widest) and 2 for women, so there's a fit that's right for everyone. The cushioning is sublime, thanks to plush DNA LOFT 2. The upper of the shoe is so comfortable, especially around the heel where the comfort collar hugs and protects your Achilles heel. There is also a lovely flow through the stride thanks to the segmented cushioning. All in all, a supremely comfortable shoe for any amount of miles.

Men's Brooks Ghost 15

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Men's Brooks Ghost 15
Men's Neutral Road Running Shoes
£135 £108

Men's Brooks Ghost 15 2E Wide

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Men's Brooks Ghost 15 2E Wide
Men's Neutral Road Running Shoes
£135 £108

Men's Brooks Ghost 15 4E Extra Wide

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Men's Brooks Ghost 15 4E Extra Wide
Men's Neutral Road Running Shoes
£135 £108

Women's Brooks Ghost 15

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Women's Brooks Ghost 15
Women's Neutral Road Running Shoes
£135 £108

Women's Brooks Ghost 15 D Wide

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Women's Brooks Ghost 15 D Wide
Women's Neutral Road Running Shoes
£135 £108

Brooks Glycerin

The Glycerin is an excellent running shoe, it takes perfection to another level. If you’re looking for the smoothest of rides with ultimate comfort then this is your shoe. It feels lighter than previous versions, with a combination of DNA Loft and DNA Foam cushioning, to allow very smooth and balanced transition throughout your stride.

Men's Brooks Glycerin 21

Men's Brooks Glycerin 21
Men's Neutral Road Running Shoes
£165

Women's Brooks Glycerin 21

Women's Brooks Glycerin 21
Women's Neutral Road Running Shoes
£165

Saucony Ride

New and upgraded features to the Ride 17. This shoe appeals to runners who lands on their mid-foot or forefoot. The PWRRUN+ midsole foam combines cushioning with even more responsive bounce, so it feels very balanced. The smooth ride makes it super easy to use in every day training.

Men's Saucony Ride 17

Men's Saucony Ride 17
Men's Neutral Road Running Shoes
£135

Women's Saucony Ride 17

Women's Saucony Ride 17
Women's Neutral Road Running Shoes
£135

Vegan Support Cushion Road Running Shoes

BEST VEGAN SUPPORT CUSHION ROAD RUNNING SHOES

Brooks Adrenaline GTS / Brooks Glycerin GTS / Brooks Launch GTS / Mizuno Wave Inspire /Saucony Guide

Brooks Adrenaline GTS

Simply the King / Queen of supportive road running shoes. This shoe continues to out-sell all other supportive running shoes thanks to its effective GuideRails that support and guide your foot, its smooth transitioning from heel to toe, and the DNA Loft cushioning. It comes in 2 widths for women and 3 for men (4E being the widest) and is also available in black which can be a great option for those looking for a supportive shoe to wear day in and day out.

Men's Brooks Adrenaline GTS 23

Men's Brooks Adrenaline GTS 23
Men's Support Road Running Shoes
£135

Men's Brooks Adrenaline GTS 23 2E Wide

Men's Brooks Adrenaline GTS 23 2E Wide
Men's Support Road Running Shoes
£135

Women's Brooks Adrenaline GTS 23

Women's Brooks Adrenaline GTS 23
Women's Support Road Running Shoes
£135

Women's Brooks Adrenaline GTS 23 D Wide

Women's Brooks Adrenaline GTS 23 D Wide
Women's Support Road Running Shoes
£135

Brooks Glycerin GTS

Formerly known as Transcend (and not to be confused with Glycerin without the GTS as that’s a neutral shoe), this is Brooks' deluxe and fully supportive road running shoe. The GuideRails very effectively support and guide your foot through each stride, providing great stability without bulk or a negative effect on smoothness of stride. The cushioning is simply lush! The uppers use luxurious fabrics to ensure your feet feel cocooned in comfort as you hit those training runs.

Men's Brooks Glycerin GTS 21

Men's Brooks Glycerin GTS 21
Men's Support Road Running Shoes
£165

Women's Brooks Glycerin GTS 21

Women's Brooks Glycerin GTS 21
Women's Support Road Running Shoes
£165

Brooks Launch GTS

The Launch GTS (previously the Ravenna) is a great option for those looking for slight support against over-pronation but nothing too controlling. This is also a slightly firmer shoe in the Brooks Speed category, so it feels lighter, more responsive and quick. It's still got ample shock-absorption properties, so you are well protected.

Men's Brooks Launch GTS 10

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Men's Brooks Launch GTS 10
Men's Support Road Running Shoes
£110 £89

Women's Brooks Launch GTS 10

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Women's Brooks Launch GTS 10
Women's Support Road Running Shoes
£110 £89

Mizuno Wave Inspire

A new interation from Mizuno's wave series. The Inspire 20 boasts incredible updates this season. Easily one of our top picks, this supportive road running shoes has improved upper, the material is breathable, the midsole is lightweight and delivers a well balance support and cushioning thanks to the Wave plate technology. Run the streets with this fantastic shoe.

Men's Mizuno Wave Inspire 20

Men's Mizuno Wave Inspire 20
Men's Support Road Running Shoes
£140

Women's Mizuno Wave Inspire 20

Women's Mizuno Wave Inspire 20
Women's Support Road Running Shoes
£140

Saucony Guide

This latest edition of Guide is vegan friendly (unlike its predecessors). The Hollow-Tech support in the midsole is paired with a lightweight PWRRUN midsole. The combination makes this trainer a dream when you're running.

Men's Saucony Guide 17

Men's Saucony Guide 17
Men's Support Road Running Shoes
£135

Women's Saucony Guide 17

Women's Saucony Guide 17
Women's Support Road Running Shoes
£135

Vegan Low Heel-Drop Running Shoes

BEST VEGAN LOW HEEL-DROP RUNNING SHOES

Altra Escalante / Altra Experience Flow


Altra Escalante

This lightweight Altra shoe provides moderate cushioning and great proprioception thanks to the low profile – the stack height is 24mm. The uppers are breathable and super comfy, with the standard Altra toe-box that allows your toes to spread as they were designed to. This is a great option for someone looking for a lightweight, natural roll-through shoe for running or walking.

Men's Altra Escalante 4

Men's Altra Escalante 4

£125

Women's Altra Escalante 4

Women's Altra Escalante 4

£125

Altra Experience Flow

Altra has introduced a new shoe to the market, designed with ample cushioning and a smooth ride. It boasts many new features, for example the heel drop that is 4mm, rather than their signature zero-drop. Good option for any road runner, working best as a daily training shoe or for higher-intensity workouts and races. For those hesitant to commit to zero-drop, this low-heel-drop is also a great option.

Men's Altra Experience Flow

Men's Altra Experience Flow

£130

Women's Altra Experience Flow

Women's Altra Experience Flow

£130

Vegan Trail Running Shoes

BEST VEGAN TRAIL RUNNING SHOES

Saucony Peregrine RFG / Brooks Cascadia / La Sportiva Akasha / Altra Lone Peak

Saucony Peregrine RFG

Saucony Peregrine RFG fulfils all expectations for a perfect trail running shoe. Introducing a lightweight, breathable and protective shoe that is eco-conscious, integrating corn and bio-based materials into the midsole. Also an upgrade to the outsole improves the durability and longevity, giving you grip like no other. Why would you not want to 'run for good'?

Men's Saucony Peregrine RFG

Men's Saucony Peregrine RFG
Men's Trail Running Shoes
£135

Women's Saucony Peregrine RFG

Women's Saucony Peregrine RFG
Women's Trail Running Shoes
£135

Brooks Cascadia

The Cascadia has effective grip for a mix of terrains, can cope with some road to get you to the trails, and has good under-foot protection thanks to the Rock Plate and DNA cushioning. Brooks have hit it just right with the cushioning; there's enough there to protect you on longer runs over craggier trails (plus a bit of road), without losing that ground connection which gives you confidence in your stride when tackling uneven terrain.

Men's Brooks Cascadia 17

Men's Brooks Cascadia 17
Men's Trail Running Shoes
£135

Men's Brooks Cascadia 17 GTX

Men's Brooks Cascadia 17 GTX
Men's Waterproof Trail Running Shoes
£150

Women's Brooks Cascadia 17

Women's Brooks Cascadia 17
Women's Trail Running Shoes
£135

Women's Brooks Cascadia 16 GTX

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Women's Brooks Cascadia 16 GTX
Women's Waterproof Trail Running Shoes
£135 £95

La Sportiva Akasha

La Sportiva’s shoes are literally made on the mountains – at their factory in the Italian Alps. This family brand has a terrific reputation for making excellent trail and hill shoes in an ethical and people-friendly manner. The Akasha is their popular, well cushioned model that can take you from road to trail (but not too much road, you don’t want to wear the grip down). It’s extremely comfortable and will give you enough grip for muddy trails but not fells. There’s a Trail Rocker system that provides a very smooth roll through and almost makes running easier!

Men's La Sportiva Akasha 2

Men's La Sportiva Akasha 2
Men's Trail Running Shoes
£155

Women's La Sportiva Akasha 2

Women's La Sportiva Akasha 2
Women's Trail Running Shoes
£155

Altra Lone Peak

Dial in and experience a shoe like no other. This is your zero-drop, broad-based, foot-shaped trail to fell shoe. With rip stop mesh, the upper is tough and can take all sorts of punishments, even on tortuous paths. The sole provides exactly what you need for great traction and durability for any adventure ahead.

Men's Altra Lone Peak 8

Men's Altra Lone Peak 8
Men's Trail Running Shoes
£130

Women's Altra Lone Peak 8

Women's Altra Lone Peak 8
Women's Trail Running Shoes
£130

Vegan Fell Running Shoes

BEST VEGAN FELL RUNNING SHOES

La Sportiva Mutant / Inov-8 X Talon 260 Ultra V2

La Sportiva Mutant

The Mutant offers more cushioning than the other fell shoes here. This is a great option for someone looking for a shoe that can cope with muddy fells and steep climbs but also protect on flatter, drier trails. The sticky rubber outer sole provides the grip for wet ground, and the lugs are well designed to give you surety on muddy terrain. The uppers have a great fit; the shoe really hugs your foot, which is so reassuring when you’re careering up and down slopes.

Men's La Sportiva Mutant

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Men's La Sportiva Mutant
Men's Fell Running Shoes
£155 £135

Women's La Sportiva Mutant

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Women's La Sportiva Mutant
Women's Fell Running Shoes
£155 £135

Inov-8 X Talon 260 Ultra V2

Inov-8's popular fell to trail running shoes will take you through the toughest mud conditions with ease. For a fell shoe, it is cushioned enough to be used for longer distances. The fit is slightly wider in order to accomodate more foot shapes. The durable upper is reinforced to protect your feet while remaining breathable. Lug depth: 8mm.

Men's Inov-8 X Talon 260 Ultra v2

Men's Inov-8 X Talon 260 Ultra v2
Men's Fell Running Shoes
£125

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