Most Desired: The best ethical, eco-friendly and vegan trainers to buy now

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Kitty McGee
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The Stylist fashion team select their picks of the brands making sustainable footwear right now.

AllBirds Wool Runners

As chosen by Kitty McGee, Executive Fashion Director

AllBirds sustainable natural wool runners trainers sneakers

“Allbirds’ sustainability values are truly pioneering. Their all-natural shoes are made from merino sheep’s wool, eucalyptus tree fibres and sugar cane, and their laces are made from recycled plastic bottles. Not only that but they’re chic and astonishingly soft; they’re the ultimate in feel-good fashion.”

Wool runners, £95,

Veja ethical trainers

As chosen by Arabella Greenhill, Fashion Director

Veja navy orange neon sneakers trainers sporty footwear accessories sustainable ethical

“French footwear label Veja has redefined the way people think about sustainable trainers - they make some of the coolest trainer styles around and ethically too, setting a new standard in trainer production.” 

Veja HOLIDAY REC trainers, €115,

M&S Collection vegan trainers

As chosen by Helen Atkin, Fashion Assistant 

M&S Collection vegan trainer stan smith rainbow detail sustainable ethical sneakers

“These trainers from Marks & Spencer’s new vegan footwear collection were created in response to an increased interest in veganism from M&S customers and I am very much on board. This season I’ll be styling these with wide leg tailored trousers and chunky knits.” 

Side-stripe trainers, £25,

Adidas Parley trainers

As chosen by Billie Bhatia, Fashion News Editor 

Adidas black parley trainer recycled ocean plastic

“The team behind environmental charity Parley for the Oceans are working in collaboration with brands to turn ocean plastic into fashion and luxury items. Our favourite collaboration to date is these high-performance running shoes by Adidas.”

Adidas Ultraboost Parley Shoes, £79.98, 

Stella McCartney vegan Stan Smiths

As chosen by Polly Knight, Fashion Editor 

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“At the end of last year the original sustainable luxury pioneer Stella McCartney launched the world’s first vegan Stan Smiths and they’re the most perfect, minimal, classic trainers you may have ever seen.”

Vegan Stan Smiths, £235,

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