Crocs, the ultra-comfortable shoes that were once seen as unfashionable and outdated, are now officially on-trend. That’s right – these practical shoes are now a wardrobe staple for many people across the globe, including celebrities like Post Malone and Justin Bieber. Luckily for those of us who don’t wear animal products, there are also many vegan Crocs to choose from! What’s more, the brand is undergoing a very special vegan makeover in 2021, as we’ll delve into.
Keep reading for our guide to vegan Crocs, the comfortable, compassionate and conscious shoes that everyone wants to get their hands on in 2021. Plus, check out six of our favourite styles!
The question every vegan wants to ask is: are Crocs vegan? It’s a good question, too, as you’d be forgiven for thinking that the Classic Clog, the most famous shoe from Crocs, is made from leather.
In fact, most pairs of Crocs are produced from a synthetic material called Croslite™. This is described as a “closed-cell resin” and it’s what makes Crocs so comfortable. It effectively moulds to your feet, meaning you can walk fairly long distances in Crocs without discomfort.
Croslite™ is vegan, which means most of the Classic Clog styles are also cruelty-free. Nevertheless, Crocs has traditionally used leather in some of its products, so vegans have always needed to double-check before buying themselves a pair of these ergonomic shoes.
It’s good news for vegans in 2021 though, as Crocs has pledged to go carbon neutral by 2030. As part of this, Crocs will be going 100% vegan, removing all traces of leather and other animal products from its production line. This means you’ll soon be able to shop without worrying whether your chosen shoes are vegan or not!
If you’re looking for super comfortable shoes that are fun, colourful, and unlike any other pair of shoes in your wardrobe, vegan Crocs are an excellent choice! Here, check out our six favourite pairs of vegan Crocs and why we love them so much.
The Classic Clog is the most iconic Crocs style – and for good reason. With breathable ventilation holes, arch support and a strap across the back to keep your feet firmly inside, these shoes are designed to offer maximum comfort. Wear them around the house, style them out on the beach, or simply pop them on to nip to the shops – they’re multi-functional and bound to keep you comfortable no matter the weather.
We particularly love them in this sweet pistachio colour, the perfect shade to complement a funky tie-dye outfit or liven up a more neutral look.
Sliders are extremely popular nowadays, likely because they balance style and functionality in one. These white and pink Crocs sliders are particularly great with foam cushioning and a very lightweight feel, making them the perfect addition to any holiday wardrobe. What we also love about these sliders is that they sport a unique marbled pink and white design, with Crocs promising that no two pairs are exactly the same!
These are also available with a marbled monochrome effect, an ideal alternative if the white and candy pink Crocs are too “out there” for your tastes.
Featuring a double-cushioned footbed, these women’s Crocs sandals are a super practical addition to every wardrobe. Whether you’re a keen surfer or gardening fan, these lightweight, slip-resistant and extremely durable flip flops will keep you comfortable no matter what. It’s no secret that wearing flip flops for long periods can cause aches and pains, but with the Crocs Athens Flip, you’ll feel lighter than air!
These women’s Crocs sandals are available in two shades – Smoke or Cerulean Blue. Take your pick!
These vegan Crocs sandals are a must-have for men. Whether you’re going to a BBQ or heading to the beach, these Crocs will offer maximum comfort while keeping your feet cool. They’re lightweight and water-resistant, so you can simply throw them in a bag for whatever adventures you’ve got coming up! We also love their simple design, with two thick straps designed to keep your feet secure as you walk.
These Crocs for men are available in a variety of colours, from Electric Pink to Navy and Orange Sorbet. Which will you go for?
If you’re not a fan of the traditional clog, you’ll be pleased to know that there are lots of other great styles to choose from – including these mid-height wedges. These aren’t the kind of heels that’ll hurt your feet after a couple of hours, but rather the kind of heels that feel more like slippers! Two thick straps will keep your feet secure in the shoes for hours on end, while a supple foam sole made from LiteRide technology promises to keep your feet supported.
Plus, with a deep rust red colour, these wedges are one of the most stunning pairs of women’s Crocs available.
Festival-goers, we’ve found the perfect shoes for you! These multi-coloured Crocs are sure to set you apart from the crowd with a funky bubble graphic that really livens up the traditional clog style. It’s not just the brightness and boldness of the style that makes these men’s Crocs ideal for the festival scene. They’re also lightweight, quick-dry and easy to clean, so no matter how muddy they get, a quick wipe will keep them looking great in no time at all.
Crocs describes these as offering 360-degree comfort, which is all the encouragement we need to check them out! You can get your hands on a pair here.
Fun fact: If you want to customise your Crocs, you can get creative with Jibbitz Charms! You’ll find fun and colourful charms ranging from chocolate chip cookies to koi fish and individual letters. Whatever you’ve got in mind, you can release your inner child with unique Jibbitz charms.
What do you think of vegan Crocs? Will you be buying yourself a pair any time soon? Get in touch to let us know your thoughts!