Millions of people in England put on their dancing shoes and go to local classes, whether it’s ballroom, tap, jazz, ballet or modern dance. But many dancing shoes are made from leather or pleather (plastic leather). Here are some companies that make sustainable dancing shoes made from quality vegan leathers and other sustainable fabrics. Kind to the earth, kind to animals and kind to your feet!
Ethical Wares (Wales) is the main brand to find vegan dancing shoes. This company has been making quality dance shoes for several years, and uses its profits to fund an animal sanctuary. There are shoes for men and women to cover tap, practice dance, ballroom and even a vegan dancing shoe brush!
Nicole Dancewear launched vegan dance shoes years ago, and they have gone down a treat. These quality shoes are also in many pretty colours, ideal to match your dress. If you’re thinking about dressing up glamorous for a night on the ballroom, these are the shoes to dance in!
Gandolfi makes a quality vegan ballet shoe, with a satin upper and canvas sole. They have full soles with attached elastics, and extra comfort insoles. Order 1 size up from street shoe size, for children. Made in England, this shape was developed over 100 years ago, to fit your foot like a glove.