Best Vegan Ballet Flats to Master the Balletcore Trend

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Images Clockwise from Upper Left: Stella McCartney; Bohema; Noah; Zette Shoes, Aera; Hunter

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Ballet flats, while they’ve had their ups and downs in the spotlight, are a timeless shoe style that’s both comfortable and fashionable.

They’re also the shoe of choice for many a celebrity, off-duty model, and fictional character (think Katie Holmes, Karlie Kloss, and Ruth Langmore of Ozark), so there’s plenty of style inspiration for these humble flats.

I’ve tracked down some of my favorite vegan versions from around the world to make it easier for you to find the perfect pair.

Stella McCartney | Designer Vegan Ballet Flats

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Source | Stella McCartney

Stella’s styles are so fashionable they warrant their higher price tag and her take on ballerina pumps is no exception. The chain detailing is a welcome addition to give this classic shoe a modern and tough-girl iteration.

If you desire a shoe that you can style effortlessly, select them in can-never-go-wrong black, and if you want something ultra-current with sci-fi vibes, go for the silver version. Style them with everything from jeans to Bermuda shorts.

Price | $750 / ~£605 / ~713€

Color Options | Black, cream, silver, red, pink

Sizes | Women’s US 5 – 11 (EU 35 – 41)

Brand Headquarters | UK

International Shipping | Yes

Bohema | Plant Leather Vegan Ballerina Flats

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Source | Bohema

If you’re looking for a quintessential rendition of the ballet shoe, you can’t go wrong with the options from this vegan brand.

Go for the black if you’re a classic girl or the red if you like to add a little spice to your outfits.

Price | ~$140 / ~£113 / 133€

Color Options | Black, red, white

Sizes | Women’s US 3 – 11 (EU 33 – 41)

Brand Headquarters | Poland

International Shipping | Yes

Noah Italian Vegan Shoes | Designer-Style Vegan Ballet Flats

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Source | Noah Italian Vegan Shoes

The ballet flats offered by this Peta-Approved vegan brand look ultra expensive and designer.

Thanks to the high-end designer brand Tod’s, I love anything with their signature tread. The embossed rubber pebbles are such a simplistic design but they truly glam up these ballerina pumps and any outfit you decided to style them with.

Another one of their models reminds me of Chanel’s iconic ballerina pump. So if you love Chanel’s design and have been searching for a vegan alternative, this is a great option.

Price Range | ~$105 – $186 / ~£85 – £150 / 100€ – 177€

Discount Code | HARMFREEFASHION-10 for 10% off

Color Options | Black, beige, blue, white, taupe, midnight blue

Sizes | Women’s US 5 – 11.5 (EU 35 – 42)

Brand Headquarters | Germany

International Shipping | Yes

Zette Shoes | Y2K-Style Vegan Ballet Shoes

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Source | Zette Shoes

This vegan brand (that’s the in-house brand of the Australian vegan retailer Vegan Style) has the most adorable ballerina shoes. The butterfly print is so very Y2K and how better to rock the balletcore aesthetics than with this dreamy print. I would style either of these patterns with bootcut or flared-leg jeans.

These ballet models are all on sale, so the sizing is very limited. Act fast if you want a pair of these cuties.

Price Range | ~$73 – $78 / ~£59 – £63 / ~69€ – 74€

Discount Code | HARMFREEFASHION2022 for 5% off

Color Options | Black gingham, black or white butterfly print, white lace

Sizes | Women’s US 5 – 11 (EU 36 – 43)

Brand Headquarters | Australia

International Shipping | Yes

Will’s Vegan Store | Classic Vegan Ballerina Shoes

Source | Will’s Vegan Store

This vegan brand seems to have just about everything, so it’s not surprising they have their own version of the ballet flat. All the typical elements are present (down to the size adjustable bowtie) and they’re available in nude, red, and black.

Go for the ballet-pink color for a classic alternative to black or red if you like to make a statement.

Click the link below to shop all their colors. And for my German-speaking audience, this brand’s website is available in German to make shopping that much easier.

Price | $92 / £65 / 84€

Color Options | Sand, black, red vegan leather

Sizes | Women’s US 5 – US 10 (EU 36 – 42)

Brand Headquarters | UK

International Shipping | Yes

Matt & Nat | Unique Vegan Ballet Flats

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Source | Matt & Nat

For something a little unique, check out this cool pair of ballet flats from this vegan brand. 

I love the rose gold color, cute little cylindrical heel, and the asymmetrical strap that runs across the top of your foot. Perfect if you love the look of ballet flats but are afraid they’ll fall off your feet.

They’re currently on sale so click on the link below to see if they’re still available in your size.

Price | originally $90 (currently on sale for $45)

Color Options | Rose gold or clay vegan leather

Sizes | Women’s US 5 – 10 (EU 36 – 41)

Brand Headquarters | Canada

International Shipping | Yes

Von Holzhausen | Banbū Leather Vegan Ballet Flats

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Source | Von Holzhausen

I’ve featured this vegan brand before in my guide to men’s vegan wallets and now they’ve just added their first shoe to their collection. 

And what a great addition it is!

From the classic ballet flat design, to the cute little bow, fun color options, and construction from innovate Banbū leather (vegan leather made from bamboo), these flats are sure to fit the bill.

Click the link below to get yourself a pair of these timeless shoes and use my personal discount code HARMFREEFASHION10 to save 10%.

Price | $295 / ~£253 / ~297€

Discount Code | HARMFREEFASHION10 for 10% off

Color Options | Black, caramel, latte, or patina vegan banbū leather

Sizes | Women’s US 5 – 10 (EU 36 – 41)

Brand Headquarters | Germany

International Shipping | Yes

Aera | Scrunch Vegan Ballerina Flats

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Source | Aera

Calling all minimalists! If you like designer pieces that are ultra chic yet simplistic, than these are the ballet flats with your name on them.

These soft scrunch ballet shoes feature an elasticated trim (an element that’s often seen on ballerina pumps from luxury brands). It also makes them easy to pack, so they’re an ideal travel shoe.

Price Range | $325 – $395

Color Options | Black, green, nude

Sizes | Women’s US 5 – 12 (EU 35 – 42)

Brand Headquarters | USA

International Shipping | No, USA only

Hunter | Rubber Vegan Ballet Shoes

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Source | Hunter

When you think of ballerina flats, the brand known for their rubber boots probably doesn’t spring to mind but they actually have some cute vegan ballet pumps.

They’re made of rubber, so they’re just the thing for the unpredictable spring weather.

Price Range | $95 – $120 / ~£77 – £97 / ~90€ – 114€

Color Options | Matte and glossy black

Sizes | Women’s US 5 – 11 (EU 36 – 43)

Brand Headquarters | UK

International Shipping | Yes

Final Thoughts

Ballet flats are a great investment shoe as they are always in style. I offered you styles in a variety of price ranges, including some designer options, so hopefully you found a style that suits your fancy.

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FAQs

Are ballet flats in style in 2022?

Ballerina flats are actually super trendy this year so expect to see them everywhere in spring/summer.

Do ballet flats go out of style?

Ballet pumps have periods of being more trendy but they are a timeless trend. This makes them a perfect addition to your capsule closet.

Are ballet flats business casual?

Yes. If your work requires you to dress business casual, then you can absolutely wear ballerina pumps. A basic black version is always a safe bet.

Can you wear ballet flats with bootcut jeans?

Most definitely. Ballet flats, being a dressier shoe, style beautifully with casual bootcut jeans. The pairing is so very ’90s and so in trend right now. Jeans are so great because you can wear them with almost all types of shoes.

Can you wear ballet flats to a wedding?

Ballet pumps are such a versatile and dressy shoe that they’re also appropriate for a wedding. Their low profile makes them a smart and comfortable choice, especially if you’ll be spending a lot of time on your feet.

Can you wear ballet flats with a dress?

Feel free to style ballet pumps with dresses of all lengths. They go great with maxi dresses, midi dresses, and mini dresses. For an ultra modern take, wear ballet flats with a dress over jeans or pants.

Can you wear ballet flats casually?

Yes! While they’re a dressier type of shoe, a great way to style them casually is by pairing them with jeans. Wide-leg, bootcut, and flared jeans are some perfect options.

Which brands offer vegan ballet flats?

Stella McCartney, Bohema, Noah, Zette Shoes, Will’s Vegan Store, Aera, Hunter, Ahimsa, Melissa Shoes, Bella Storia, and Ethletic all carry vegan ballerina shoes.

Does Chanel have any vegan ballet flats?

No, Chanel’s ballerina flats are made from leather. However, you can find a great vegan alternative to their ballerina pumps from the vegan brand Noah.

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