I ‘m vegan and I love running. Being vegan and wanting to do anything other than eat grass and live in a hole was probably hard work 50 years ago but luckily things are a little kinder for us now and that means we can run with shoes on and not go against our vegan and vegetarian morals.
When you look inside the tongue of most running shoes (yes Vegan shoes have tongues too!), luck would have it that you are less likely to see the leather symbol, as seen below. Great, so most running shoes use natural or man-made fibres, no leather, that makes them Vegan!!!! Not so fast!