20 Cute Vegan Shoes That Prove Cruelty-Free Is the Way to Be

There was a time when "vegan shoes" conjured up horrible imagery of crunchy hemp-colored sandals on overly self-righteous folks. Now? Thanks in no small part to visible vegan goddess Stella McCartney—and plenty of cheap-and-easy leather-look options from fast fashion retailers—those days are mostly over. No longer is the most conscious, animal-ethical choice sacrificing style. And, save for the McCartneys, the faux-leather picks tend to be a bit less expensive than their real-deal brethren. Trying to keep your feet animal-free this upcoming spring? No problem, see below for some very fashion-forward animal-free shoes.