Since I still have leather shoes, and since I will certainly need new shoes later for my work days, does a "vegan leather" exist?

As my work requires some presentation efforts, it would be great to have something visually similar or at least close to leather.

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    You're looking for a dress shoe, as opposed to a work boot or other heavy-duty "leather"?
    – Erica
    Commented Jan 31, 2017 at 20:40
  • @Erica Yes. Kind of shoes you can wear with a suit. My current ones are sneakers. But I would be interested for others too.
    – Niitaku
    Commented Jan 31, 2017 at 20:41
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    Two non-vegan but better options: buy used or recycled, and maintain carefully, including do not wear when not necessary.
    – djechlin
    Commented Jan 31, 2017 at 20:45
  • There are many faux leathers, mimicking many types of leather. I'm not sure this is specific enough to help anyone, or that it would still be about veganism if it were narrowed down. Commented Jan 31, 2017 at 21:09
  • @MatthewRead I disagree. I think many people can be interested in an alternative to leather. And how "vegan leather" is not specific?
    – Niitaku
    Commented Jan 31, 2017 at 21:12

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Yes, the artificial leather or alternative leather. The material is usually some kind of plastic.

There are even vegetable based alternatives, as indicated here.


Yes. There is a type of leather which is made out of Mushrooms and its products are trending. "MuSkin" is one of the popular brands of Mushroom Leather.

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